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Park District Executive Director Contract Finalized

Joey talks with Springfield Park District Board President about finalizing Interim Executive Director Derek Harm’s contract.

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Child Death Rates from Car Crashes is Lower

IDOT’s Jennifer Toney talks with Joey on a new government report that says death rates for children are down because of car seats.

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Bullying in District 186

Joey McLaughlin talks with Rick Sanders Director of School Support talks about how district 186 deals with bullying.

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Are Potholes Breaking Your Car?

Joey Talks with Chad Loy with Brahler Tire and Auto Center about all of those potholes that litter the streets, and the toll they take on your car.

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Frank Edwards on the City Council Meeting

Alderman Frank Edwards joins Joey to talk about the brief hiccup before approving Chief Winslow, and the city budget.

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The Gubernatorial Debate

Joey is joined by WTAX’s Alex Degman, a panelist at the most recent gubernatorial debate, to see if there were any surprises, and if the candidates stayed civil to one another.

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Sherman Continues to Grow

Joey McLaughlin talks with Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter about Sherman being a bright spot in Sangamon County when it comes to building permits.

Falling down

With Springfield covered ina sheet of ice, Joey talks with Randy Rodomka with Memorial Express Care on falling down, and how to keep yourself safe.

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The latest from Sochi

CBS correspondent Steve Futterman joins Joey from Sochi Russia.

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Keeping the Power Grid Safe

Professor of electrical and computer engineering form the University or Illinois, Tom Overbye joins Joey to talk about the security of the power grid.

Recent Headlines

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Judge: Sex-Harassment Case Against Rutherford May Proceed

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A federal judge has ruled allegations of sexual harassment against former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford can go to trial over the objections of state lawyers.

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EPA: No Chemicals Detected in Air Near Oil Train Fire

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says no chemicals have been detected in the air near an oil train that derailed and burst into flames in western Illinois.

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Palazzolo Proposes City Department Consolidation, “Neighborhood Coordinator”

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Springfield mayoral candidate Paul Palazzolo wants to create a new city position if elected he says will help consolidate a number of city departments under one umbrella.

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Davis, Shimkus Support Tax Credits for Food Pantry Donations

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You donate money, land, an old car -- and you can write it off on your taxes. A bill in Congress would allow you to also claim a deduction for donating to food banks.

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Pumpkin Pie: Illinois’ State Pie?

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Illinois could have an official pie.