Alex Degman

Alex Degman

Alex Degman is WTAX’s News Director/Brand Manager, taking over in April 2013 for long-standing┬áND/BM Michelle Eccles.

He came to WTAX full time in July 2012 after serving as a state government reporter for the Illinois Radio Network for a year and a half. He’s also spent time working in Macomb and Ithaca, New York.

And yes, it’s true, this picture is about six years old. Don’t hold it against him.

Questions, comments, concerns? E-mail him: or call him at 217.753.5400 ext. 222.

Recent Headlines

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Exposure of

Springfield Exposed

A 21st century way to get news, or a website designed just to make people mad?

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2 IL Bands Nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Open Hearts Foundation 4th Annual Gala - Arrivals

Featuring: Cheap Trick,Robin Zander,Rick Nielsen,Tom Petersson,Bun E. Carlos
Where: Malibu, California, United States
When: 10 May 2014
Credit: SIPA/

**Only available for publication in Germany**

"Chicago" and Rockford's Cheap Trick are among eight first-time nominees.

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Davis, Bustos Going to Cuba

8-25-15 DAVIS VA BILL 1

Bustos and Davis plan to promote economic development and trade opportunities for Illinois farmers.

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Rauner Raises More Money

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has more than $19 million in his campaign fund after the most recent fundraising quarter.

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More Medical Marijuana Applications Approved

medical marijuana

100 more approval letters were sent in September.