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NSA Patriot Act Surveillance Powers Temporarily Suspended

An impasse on Capitol Hill remains over government surveillance powers.

Morning Newswatch

Fallout from the Denny Hastert indictments

Joey talks with Political Scientist and former Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, John Jackson about fallout from the Dennis Hastert indictments.

Weekend Newswatch

Steven Portnoy from CBS Radio News on NSA surveillance lapse

Joey talks with Steven Portnoy with CBS Radio News about the lapse in the Patriot Act.


Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

The senate has voted to advance legislation that would replace the governments ability to collect bulk phone records, but provisions of the Patriot Act have expired.


The Dennis Hastert indictments

Joey get’s the latest on the Dennis Hastert indictments with Steven Portnoy with CBS Radio News in Washington.

Morning Newswatch

The importance of the ‘student concussion bill’

Joey talks with the lead athletic trainer for Memorial Medical Center’s SportsCare, Devin Spears about the concussion bill that awaits Govern Rauner’s signature.

Weekend Newswatch

Representative Tim Butler

Joey talks with Representative Tim Butler about the budget, Governor Rauner’s ‘Turnaround Agenda’, and Dennis Hastert.


How did FIFA get into trouble?

How did soccer’s international governing body, FIFA, get caught up in such controversy this week?

Morning Newswatch

Dr. Kent Redfield on the budget and the ‘Turnaround Agenda’

Joey talks with Dr. Kent Redfield, professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield on the budget, and the Governor’s ‘Turnaround Agenda’.


The latest on the FIFA scandal

Members of soccer’s international governing body were for sale.

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Comptroller: What Can and Can’t Be Paid During Impasse?


Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

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New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

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RMU grad Mablene Krueger replaces Michael Violtt.

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City Council to Reconsider Eliminating Vacation Payout

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The Springfield City Council could finally be poised to consider nixing a plan that gives city employees a higher retirement benefit, at the expense of unused vacation pay.

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Professor Suing U of I Has New Job

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Steven Salaita will work for the American University of Beirut.

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Plenty of Room Left at Illinois Landfills

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Existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.