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Mayoral

WAND News Director Tai Takahashi — A Springfield Mayoral Debate

Join WTAX, WAND-TV and the Citizens Club of Springfield for a mayoral debate this Thursday at Noon.

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Tammy Duckworth v. Mark Kirk?

Ben Yount of IllinoisWatchdog.org joins Alex Degman to talk about the potential race

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UIS Political Science Professor Jason Pierceson — Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Pierceson joins Alex Degman to talk about differences between Indiana’s law and a similar law already in place in Illinois.

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Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe — Food Trucks

Jobe joins Alex Degman to talk about an ordinance he’s actually amending, and could amend further, to restrict where food trucks can operate in relation to brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Weekend Newswatch

State Senator Sam McCann on the 2015 budget agreement

Joey talks with State Senator Sam McCann about filling the $1.6 billion budget hole for fiscal year 2015.

Morning Newswatch

Did the Germanwings co-pilot suffer from depression?

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Aviation Analyst Mark Rosenker about the latest into the investigation into the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525.

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Germanwings Flight 9525 investigation continues

In the past 24 hours the investigation of the Gremanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps has shifted from mechanical or technical failure to the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.

Morning Newswatch

Jordan Abudayyeh on tonight’s mayoral debate

Joey talks with Jordan Abudayyeh about the debate tonight between mayoral candidates Jim Langelder and Paul Palazzolo. It starts at 6:00PM and you can hear it here on WTAX and watch it on NewsChannel 20.

Weekend Newswatch

The Consul General of Israel to the Midwest is in Springfield

Joey talks with Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest as he prepares to address the Illinois House and Senate later today.

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Tornadoes kill one in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

One person has been killed after a tornado tore through Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas.

Recent Headlines

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“Workers Comp Reform” Fails in Illinois House

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The Illinois House closed out the week with Democrats taking another whack at the governor's "Turnaround Agenda."

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New University of Illinois President Visits UIS

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New University of Illinois president Timothy Killeen is reacting to published reports suggesting that community college and university presidents get some pretty expensive perks.

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Legislation Helping Mahomet Aquifer Goes to Governor

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A measure affecting water supplies in some regional communities has passed through the General Assembly.

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Cubs Owner Buys More Nearby Rooftop Buildings

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Cook County property tax records show that an entity controlled by the owner of the Chicago Cubs has purchased three more rooftop buildings next to Wrigley Field.

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New IL Corrections Director Resigns

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.