Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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The latest on the Lincoln Funeral Coalition

Joey talks with Katie Spindell with the Lincoln Funeral Coalition on the latest on the reenactment.

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Here’s why you’ll see all of those motorcycles in town on Sunday

A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is having its 25th Annual Safety & Awareness Rally and parade this Sunday. You will probably notice hundreds of motorcycles in town. Joey talks to Bobbi Ozanic about it.

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Governor Bruce Rauner on tourism and the Illinois Turnaround.

Joey talks with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner about the upcoming Lincoln Funeral commemoration events, the Illinois Turnaround, ‘fair share’ dues and more.

Weekend Newswatch

Baltimore police and the Iran nuclear deal

Five of the six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of a man who died while in their custody have been interviews by officials, and the latest on the Iranian nuclear deal.

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards on the City Council meeting

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 1 Alderman about last nights Springfield City Council meeting and CWLP.

Weekend Newswatch

The Central Illinois Food Bank needs your help

Krista Lisser with the Central Illinois Food Bank talks with Joey about wasy you can help the food bank through a WalMart program, and about how many people are ‘food insecure’ in Central Illinois.

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Dave Dahl with Governor Bruce Rauner

WTAX reporter Dave Dahl sat down with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner yesterday. Here is a portion of that interview.

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Senator Andy Manar with the latest on the school funding formula bill

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar to get the latest on reports that the bill changing the way Illinois schools are funded has little chance of passing this session.

District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with Mike Zimmers about the school board meeting last night and why the board did not pass a resolution condemning the practice, and urging lawmakers to ban what’s called “gay conversion therapy” in minors.

Morning Newswatch

What caused the immigrant trafficking ship to capsize?

Initial reports were that the fishing boat that sank over the weekend causing some 700 migrants from Libya to drown, capsized when passengers rushed to one side of the vessel to see a cargo ship that had come to help…but there is another story being told.

Recent Headlines

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Springfield Woman Sentenced for Embezzling $400k

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A Springfield woman has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for embezzling more than $400,000 from her former employer.

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Lawmakers Back Training for Hazardous Railroad Materials

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The railroads that operate in Illinois are instructing local police and fire departments on how to handle a hazardous material spill.

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Chatham Man Named Illinois National Guard Adjutant General

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Brig. Gen. Richard Hayes Jr. of Chatham as adjutant general of the Illinois National Guard.

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New CWLP Head Brown: Restructure PILOT

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The new man in charge of City Water Light and Power says maybe the PILOT program does need to change.

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WCIA-TV Anchor Dave Benton Passes Away

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A local television anchor's long bout with cancer has come to a sad end.