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Dave Luechtefeld 06-29-2015

Tom Miller speaks with IL State Senator Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) about the beginning of the new fiscal year on Wednesday (07/01) and the lack of a state spending plan in place.

Brad Robinson 06-29-2015

Tom Miller sits down with Carterville Mayor Brad Robinson to discuss road work which is continuing throughout the city, as well as news on an Independence Day celebration at Cannon Park.

Jon Musgrave 06-26-2015

Tom Miller speaks with Jon Musgrave about a new historical tour coming to Southern Illinois, covering the topic of Charlie Birger.

Matt Donkin 06-26-2015

Tom Miller sits down with Franklin-Williamson County Regional Superintendent of Schools Matt Donkin, to discuss funding for schools which came in a bill recently approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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  • Stocks tumble on Greece and Puerto Rico debt woes June 29, 2015
    David Kotok, chief investment officer at Cumberland Advisors, expects the market to be "rocky" and volatile in the face of these cross-Atlantic debt concerns but remains overall bullish on stocks.
  • Supreme Court allows Texas abortion clinics to remain open June 29, 2015
    The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.
  • Ted Cruz: Justices 'rewrote the Constitution' June 29, 2015
    The presidential candidate tells Yahoo's Katie Couric that the Supreme Court overstepped on gay marriage and Obamacare.
  • Divided U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection process June 29, 2015
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, a ruling that provoked a caustic debate among the justices about the death penalty in America. The 5-4 ruling, with the court's five […]
  • Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead June 29, 2015
    By Roberta Rampton and Lindsay Dunsmuir WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to push ahead on a Pacific Rim trade deal that has been the subject of intense debate in Congress and across the nation. Flanked by some of the lawmakers who supported […]
  • Shot during capture, New York inmate in serious condition June 29, 2015
    Sweat, 35, was being treated at Albany Medical Center following his capture on Sunday near the Canadian border. Fellow escapee Richard Matt was shot and killed on Friday. The convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, where they were discovered missing on June 6.
  • Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug June 29, 2015
    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug that has been implicated in several botched executions. Two of the justices said for first time that death penalty itself probably is unconstitutional.
  • French beheading suspect denies jihad motivation June 29, 2015
    The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religious motivation behind the attack, a source close to the inquiry said on Monday. The source said Yassin Salhi, 35, told investigators he was not a jihadist and repeated […]
  • US stocks fall in early trade as Greece debt woes escalate June 29, 2015
    Greece shuts its banks for six days in a dramatic turn in its struggle with heavy debts.
  • Meet the officer who caught escaped killer David Sweat0
    Sgt. Jay Cook was alone and on a routine patrol when he shot and captured the fugitive.