Republican candidates for Illinois Governor and Lt. Governor Paul Schimpf and Carolyn Schofield join The Morning Newswatch.

Dr. Jeff Ripperda joins us to discuss a new virus that has hit several states, including Illinois, and the dangers the virus poses, especially to children....
Michael Roberts discusses the ramifications of a prisoner swap with Iran with Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL)....
SIU President Randy Dunn joins us to discuss Chancellor Sarvela’s cancer diagnosis, the Tyler Smithpeters situation and the difficulties of recruiting students locally, especially with the perception of crime in town....