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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

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

Ansar Shrine Circus

2014 Korean War National Museum Veterans' Day Talks

Howliday Extravaganza and Pet Adoption

The Importance of Being Earnest

10th Annual Fine Arts Boutique

Wreaths Across America

Asbury Supper Hour

Monster Mash

10/30/14 Plant Chat

Roman Cultural Society Pasta Dinner

United Way Annual Campaign

Springfield Civic Garden Club's 85th Anniversary

Health & Disabilities Job Fair

I Can Stick With It

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Youth Symphony Trivia Night

Pittie Party

Wild Bill! An Evening with James Butler Hickok

International Beerfest

10/23/14 Pet Chat

10/23/14 Plant Chat

68th Annual Luncheon and Style Show

Halloween Farmer's Market

Springfield Green Fundraiser

Run for Clay

Fall Festival of Learning for Nurses

African-American History Museum Annual Gala

German Fest

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

United Way Celebrity Bartender Event

10/16/14 Plant Chat

Woodlawn Farm's Annual Farm Festival

SH-G Shopapalooza

Fall Fundraising Banquet

3rd Annual Pancake Fundraiser

National Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Mercy Gala

Shake Out and Rock Out!

Congressman Rodney Davis Interview

Donation for Thanksgiving Baskets

Be Aware Women's Fair

47th Annual Porcelain Art Show


Walk In the Park for Epilepsy

10/9/14 Pet Chat

Riverton Oktoberfest

Carve for the Carillon

Sit-A-Thon Fundraiser

Jr. Blues/BMIC Faith and Family Event

Pink and White Ball

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon Interview

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Business News

US construction spending reaches highest level in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. construction spending in July climbed to its highest level in more than seven years, boosted by an increase in the building of houses, factories and power plants.

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   WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
 Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
 ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
 reputation. ...

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ORIENT, Maine (AP) -- Texting and driving?

Science/Tech News


ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) -- If it had sold this well when it first came out, it probably wouldn't have ended up buried in a landfill.

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