illinois times

Saturday, May 21, 201605/21/2016

Entertainment With The Illinois Times

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Entertainment With The Illinois Times 5/20/16


Friday, May 20, 201605/20/2016

Focus – 5/22

In Focus Podcasts

Show Date: May 22, 2016

Chamber of Commerce

Friday, May 20, 201605/20/2016

Chris Hembrough on the Chamber school survey

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce about the study they did on perceptions of the Springfield school district.

Illinois State Fairgrounds

Friday, May 20, 201605/20/2016

Grandstand tickets go on sale tomorrow

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Illinois State Fair Manager Kevin Gordon about this year’s grandstand acts.

Business Over Coffee

Friday, May 20, 201605/20/2016

Business Over Coffee with Charlie Ferguson

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

“Business Over Coffee” talking all about the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

tiny home

Friday, May 20, 201605/20/2016

The “Tiny Home” trend

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Young adults determined to pay off student loans or commit to a life of minimal debt are showing more and more interest in tiny homes.

Jess Kurti

Thursday, May 19, 201605/19/2016

Jess Kurti is volunteering at food banks across the nation

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talked with Jess Kurti and Krista Lisser with the Central Illinois Foodbank. Jess is volunteering at the 200-plus food banks in the Feeding America network across the USA, AND running a marathon in every state!

Barney's WTAX

Thursday, May 19, 201605/19/2016

Barney’s Furniture opens at new location

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Al Stare about the Barney’s Furniture, and it’s new location at the corner of Chatham Rd. and Wabash Avenue.

Obama Springfield AP 3

Thursday, May 19, 201605/19/2016

Obama administration pushes out regulation

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

The Obama administration is quickly pushing out regulations, nearly one third faster in its final year than during the previous three.

City of Springfield

Wednesday, May 18, 201605/18/2016

Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan on the city council meeting

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan about City, water Light and Power, and the $30,000 the city is giving to a golf tournament coming to town.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

7 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

8 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

8 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

9 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving


The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.

9 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers Discuss Gun Ownership and Mental Health


Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.