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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Senator Andy Manar with the latest on school fuding

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar on the latest changes to the school funding bill, which is now SB1.

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield mayoral candidate Jim Langfelder

Joey talks with Springfield candidate Jim Langfelder about his plan for the city should he be elected mayor.

Morning Newswatch

Measles outbreak in seven states

With outbreaks at Disneyland and in at least 7 states now, Joey talks with Dr. Steven O’Marro with Springfield Clinic about the measles.


Monster snowfall expected in the Northeast

So much for coasting through a mild winter in the northeast, threats against planes over the weekend, and another republican takes a step toward running for president.

Morning Newswatch

The Horace Mann Educator of the Year nominations are open

Horace Mann’s Community Relations Director Paul Wappel talks with joey about the opening of nominations for the Horace Mann Educator of the Year award.

Weekend Newswatch

The Patriots coach and QB talk about deflate-gate

Not many Xs and Os being discussed by the New England Patriots as the prepare to play in Superbowl 49 next week. Reporters are more interested in talking about deflate-gate.


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah dies & turmoil in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died, and the latest on the turmoil in Yemen.

Morning Newswatch

Senator Dick Durbin talks President Obama’s agenda

Joey talks with Senator Dick Durbin about the State of the Union and the president’s agenda, tax laws, free college and Obamacare.

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield Police Chief Kenny Winslow on police body cameras

Joey talks with Chief Winslow about what the community and police officers think about body cameras, and about why he wants to wait on a decision from the statehouse before buying them.


President Obama hits the road & defining the middle class

President Obama is on a two day trip to push his message that everybody should stand to gain from an economy that is all but recovered from a deep recession…and what exactly is the middle class?

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in Local

Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

6 hours ago in Local

State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

2-8-16 Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

6 hours ago in Local

Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

2-8-16 Davis

Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

6 hours ago in Local

Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen


A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.

7 hours ago in Local

Democrats Vying for US Senate Talk Up Experience, Background

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The Democrats running for U.S. Senate are working to distinguish themselves from their rivals as they meet for the first time this election season.