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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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Truck, Freight Train Collide Near Blue Mound

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A truck driver was injured after he was hit by a freight train on Route 48 near the Macon/Christian County line.

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Florence Sentenced to 72 Years

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The man who attacked a Springfield police officer responding to a dropped 911 call has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted

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Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.