Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

First Night Springfield is Getting Closer

Craig MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the annual event promoting the arts in downtown Springfield.

School Board Member Scott MacFarland

MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to recap the public forum looking for a new Springfield superintendent.

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A Federal Budget Deal?

The Wall Street Journal Report takes us through a potential federal budget compromise that’s facing considerable conservative opposition.

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ICC Orders Reduction of Ameren Electricity Delivery Rates

ICC spokesman Beth Bosch explains what went into the decision, and hints at what the ICC is thinking in terms of natural gas delivery rates.

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Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

McMenamin talks about his proposed ordinance to limit aldermanic pay raises to 1 percent over a four year term.

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New Life for Springfield’s Meisenbacher House

Court Conn joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about a new coffee shop opening in the landmark, saved from demolition in 2009.

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Springfield Ward 8 Alderman Kris Theilen

Theilen offers his opinion on the proposed $100,000 settlement between Calvin Christian III and the city of Springfield to settle a FOIA dispute.

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County Highway Engineer Tim Zahrn on Highway Conditions

Zahrn says for all intents and purposes, county roads look pretty good Monday morning.

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An Open-House Discussing High-Speed Rail on 3rd Street

IDOT’s Joe Schacter joins Alex Degman to talk about the forum, being held Tuesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Springfield Hilton to go over the plans.

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Springfield School Board Member Scott MacFarland

MacFarland joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to update us on the superintendent search — it’s almost over, and the public should get involved at a forum this week.

Recent Headlines

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Quinn: Tighter Controls On Medicaid Payouts

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Illinois has been paying for Medicaid services for dead people

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Democrats: State Central Committee Organizational Meeting

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Illinois Democratic Party Holds Organizational Meeting Tuesday

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Republican GOP Elects New Members

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Six of seven GOP Committee members replaced

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Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

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CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

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Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

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Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.