Alex Degman

Alex Degman

Alex Degman is WTAX’s News Director/Brand Manager, taking over in April 2013 for long-standing¬†ND/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: adegman@wtax.com or call him at 217.753.5400 ext. 222.


Recent Headlines

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Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

3 Democrats join Republicans against

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

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State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

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Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.

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Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization, Measure Heads to Governor

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The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket rather than a crime

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6%

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Illinois' unemployment rate held steady over the last month.