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WICS NewsChannel 20 :: Spotlight 20

Local organizations and community leaders tell you about events happening in the Central Illinois area.

Spotlight 20 Stories

Girard Pumpkin Festival

Boo Bark Party

Rodney Davis Talks National Topics

10/2 FNR Keys Of The Game

Donnie Tillman Talks GOTW With Southeast Coach Matt Lauber

Donnie Tillman Talks GOTW With SHS Head Coach Roy Gully

Financial Planning

10/1 6pm IL Products Farmers' Market

10/1 IL Products Farmers' Market

10/1/15 Kiss FM Radio Interview

Trash to Treasures Sale

Central Illinois National Customer Service Association

Gem and Mineral Fossil Show

Amy Robach's "Better"

9/25 GOTW Interview

Mt. Zion High School Football Coach Talks Keys Of The Game

Taylorville High School Football Coach Talks Keys Of The Game

9/24/15 Pet Chat

9/24/15 Plant Chat

9/24/15 WFMB Interview

Emily McEvoy, Henson-Robinson Zoo

Sangamon County Association for Home and Community Education Fall Festival

Donnie Tillman Talks With Coach Derek Leonard

Donnie Tillman Talks With Coach Dan Rourke

9/18 Interview With Susan Langheim From Friendly Chevrolet

9/17/15 WFMB Interview

9/17 Thomas Patrick Interview 6pm

9/17 Thomas Patrick Interview 5pm

9/17/15 Make-a-Wish Music Fest

Peanut's 5K Walk/Run

Thomas Patrick Interview 9/11 6pm

Donnie Tillman Interview 9/11 6pm

Thomas Patrick Discusses Field Conditions Ahead of Game

Donnie Tillman Interview 9/11 5pm

Newschannel 20's Lindsey Hess Remembers 9/11 Ahead of the 14th Anniversary

How Pawnee Prepares for Friday Night Rivals Game

Special Election Interview With Bernie Schoenburg, Political Analyst at SJR

Newschannel 20's Donnie Tillman Remembers 9/11 Ahead of 14th Anniversary

Newschannel 20's Brett Baldeck Remembers 9/11 Ahead of the 14th Anniversary

Newschannel 20 Meteorologist Thomas Patrick Remembers 9/11 Ahead of the 14th Anniversary

Newschannel 20 Journalist Jordan Abudayyeh Remembers 9/11 Ahead of the 14th Anniversary

Newschannel 20 Journalist Akilah Davis Remembers 9/11 Ahead of the 14th Anniversary

9/10/15 Pet Chat

9/10/15 Plant Chat

9/10/15 WFMB Interview

Newschannel 20 Journalist Evan Peterson Remembers 9/11 Ahead of 14th Anniversary

Newschannel 20 Journalist Eric Feldman Remembers 9/11 Ahead of 14th Anniversary

Talking With St. Teresa Bulldogs Trainer

Thomas Patrick Talks Sports and the Heat with Sports Trainer

9/3 Farmer's Market with Joe Crain and Healing Acres Farm

9/3 Farmer's Market With Joe Crain and Russ Dyer

Lindsey Hess Talks With The Farm Progress Show's Manager

Lindsey Hess Talks With ADM VP On Farm Progress Show

Farmers Finances

9/3/15 Plant Chat

9/3/15 Kiss FM Radio Interview

Beating the Heat At The Farm Progress Show

Talking Honey Bee's With Monsanto At Farm Progress Show

Entire, Unedited Mike Rowe Interview

Girls Night Out

Shell's Exhibit at the Farm Progress Show

Celebrating 100 Years Of Illinois Farm Bureau

Security and Traffic at the Decatur Farm Progress Show

Farm Progress Show Day 1: Allgaier Interview

Farm Progress Show Day 1: Brandt Interview

Remember Me Thursday

Greg Trame, GSI

Rebecca Clark, Illinois Department of Agriculture

Kristy Jones, Illinois Department of Agriculture

Matt Jungmann, Decatur Farm Show Manager

Springfield Career Fair 8/31

Political Experts Talks About 18th District Candidate Debate

8/27/15 Pet Chat

8/27/15 Plant Chat

8/27/15 WFMB Interview

Lincoln Balloon Festival

1st Annual Charity Hockey Game


Erma's Sweet Rolls At The Fair

State Fair Sky Glide

Sports Radio 1450 Interview 8-21-15

Fishing Pond and Aquatic Engagement

Timberworks Lumberjack Show

8/20/15 Plant Chat

Conservation World

Newschannel 20 Talks With Seller of Grand Champion Steer Bought By Gov. Rauner

Tricycle Giveaway At State Fair

Rep. Tim Butler On Lincoln Heritage Site At State Fair

Looking For Lincoln at the Illinois State Fair

Illinois Chopped Competition At Ag Day

Fair Food For Those Looking To Eat Healthier

Auctions At the State Fair

Adam Rife Talks With "The Whip Guy" Chris Camp

Senior Day At The Illinois State Fair

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines At The Fair

Pork at the Illinois State Fair

Illinois State Fair Volunteers

State Fair BBQ

Sports Radio 1450 Interview 8-14-15

State Fair High Dive Show

What It Takes To Make The Butter Cow

Newschannel 20 Talks With Some Of The Twilight Parade Dancers

Getting To Know The 2015 Illinois State Fair Grand Marshals

Wild Time Exotics Introduces Us To Some Special Guests

Gov. Rauner Talks State Fair Favorites With Newschannel 20

Rochester Poms Squad At The Twilight Parade

State Fair Carnival

8/13/15 Plant Chat

Illinois State Fair Food

Twilight Parade

State Fair Parking

Rob Pietroburgo

Devin Hayes

8/7/15 KISS FM Interview

Newschannel 20 Interview with Mark Hyman

8/6 Farmers' Market Spotlight with Joe Crain

8/6/15 Plant Chat

Moderator of Townhall Discussion: Mark Hyman

A Look At District 186's 2015-2016 School Year

7/31/15 WFMB Interview

6pm Farmers' Market Segment 7/30

5pm Farmers' Market Segment 7/30

7/30/15 Plant Chat

7/30/15 Pet Chat

Joe Crain Makes a Stop at the Farmers' Market 7/23

Sports Radio 1450 Interview 7-24

Farmer's Market 7-17 Segment

7/17/15 KISS FM Interview

Jackie Peeler

The Ride

7/9/15 Plant Chat

Christmas in July

Valerie Escudero - Jones Boys Market

Mary Poppins and Bert At The Farmers' Market


Child Safety Seat Check Event

Terri Kearney - Hickory BBQ Sauce

6/18/15 Pet Chat

6/12/15 Comptroller Leslie Munger Interview

6/11/15 Plant Chat

A Berry Good Evening With Mary

Putts for Mutts

Monster Truck Nationals Come To Springfield

Brooke Coolick - Split Rail Gardens

6/5/15 Rep. Rodney Davis Interview

6/5/15 KISS FM Interview

Ellie Crohn - Crohn Farms Produce

6/4/15 Plant Chat

6/4/15 Pet Chat

Rep. Tim Butler Interview

Patty Kuhn Live at the Illinois Products Farmers' Market

5/28/15 Plant Chat

Fun-Raising for SSCI

Central IL Senior Celebration

Luke Sailer - Department of Agriculture

5/21/15 Pet Chat

5/21/15 Plant Chat

5/15/15 WFMB Interview

5/14/15 Plant Chat

Girls On The Run

5/8/15 KISS FM Interview

Patty Kuhn Live at The Farmer's Market

Patrick Buchen - Illinois State Fair Manager

5/7/15 Pet Chat

5/7/15 Plant Chat

Illinois Product Farmers' Market

5/2 Pet of the Week

Finance Questions Answered

AM Springfield and Sports Radio 1450 To Have Derby Preview Show

4/30/15 Plant Chat

Stacey Skrysak: New Evening Anchor

Upper Story Tour

Events For Abraham Lincoln's Funeral Re-Enactment

Delete Blood Cancer

4/24/15 WFMB Interview

4/23/15 Plant Chat

Springfield Heart and Stroke Fundriaser/Walk

Williamsville Jazz Dinner

Sangamon County Fair

4/17 Pet of the Week


LFS Shred Event

Basket of Hope Trivia Night

4/10/15 KISS FM Interview

4/9/15 Plant Chat

4/9/15 Pet Chat

Crystal's Army 5K Run/Walk

Brown Bag Series At Illinois State Museum

4/2/15 Plant Chat

APL Kitten Adoption

3/27/15 WFMB Interview

3/26/15 Pet Chat

3/26/15 Plant Chat

Racin' For Rescues - Live Auction

3/20/15 KISS FM Interview

3/19/15 Plant Chat

Fancy Nancy: The Musical

Mostly Mozart

3/12/15 Plant Chat

3/12/15 Pet Chat

3/5/15 Plant Chat

IL Horse Fair

Sarah and Bondsy from KISS FM join the Sunrise Team

2/26/15 Pet Chat

2/26/15 Plant Chat

Measles in Illinois

ALPLM - Evening with The Creators

2/20/15 WFMB Interview

2/19/15 Plant Chat

Land of Smiles Program

"Pink Out" Kick Off Event

Health Care Enrollment Event

2/12/15 Pet Chat

2/12/15 Plant Chat

ALPLM: The Creators

"Ghosts of the Library" Comes To Life

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

Lincoln And The Theater

Slave Block: The Importance

Civil War Soldier: Getting Into Character

How ALPLM Works Together

A Look Inside ALPLM's Treasures Gallery

ALPLM Exhibit Based Off Movie

ALPLM Events For Lincoln's Birthday

National Spay Day

Illinois Symphony Orchestra Valentine's Day Concert

2/6/15 KISS FM Interview

2/5/15 Plant Chat

Step Afrika

1/30/15 WFMB Interview

1/29/15 Plant Chat

1/29/15 Pet Chat

Caption This! 1/28/15

Sportsradio 1450 Interview

1/22/15 Plant Chat

No Strings Attached

Healthy Meals

KISS FM Interview

Bernie Schoenburg Inauguration Ceremony Interview

Durbin On Terrorist Acts

1/9/2015 WFMB Interview

1/8/2015 Plant Chat

Volunteer Tax Assistance Program

12/18/14 Plant Chat

12/18/14 Pet Chat

Coats For Kids

MUNI Season Tickets

First Night Springfield

Harlem Globetrotters

Meet Jenn Sullivan

Christmas Cantata

Jenn Sullivan Interview

Twelve Days of Christmas at the Village

12/11 Plant Chat

Live Nativity

SEHS Vendor Fair

25th Annual Cookie Walk

The Nutcracker

Downton Abbey Premiere

Toys for Tots

Annual Holly Fair

Lights at the Zoo

Parade of Lights

Downtown Holiday Walk

Guns and Hoses Game

Sing-A-Long Holiday

Capitol City Men's Choir - "Rejoice"

Light A Candle of Love

First Night Springfield

Feast of Plenty

Honor Rewards Program for Veterans

Design Ideas Holiday Outlet Store

11/20/14 Pet Chat

Tree of Wishes

Pre-Kwanzaa Holiday Expo

Parkway Church Cookie Walk

Memorial's Festival of Trees

Old Time Christmas Homecoming

Cancer Benefit for Frank Vollmer

19th Annual Memory Loss Conference

Springfield Holiday Market

Mental Health Workshop

Home for the Holidays

Crazy Town

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Ebola Relief Event

Coats For Kids

Diabetes Awareness Month

2014 SHG Preview Night

Springfield Veterans Day Parade

Fall Skating Event and Tea Party

CMA Review

11/6/14 Pet Chat

11/6/14 Plant Chat

The Springfield Renaissance IV

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Business News

US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cell phones from China.

Consumer Info

   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- How to satisfy a woman isn't the sort of lesson a dorm director should be teaching.

Science/Tech News


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- You've probably seen the ads; they are all over channels that broadcast sporting events: places where you can win money by playing fantasy teams.

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