Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Springfield Business Journal

The Sale of a Major Downtown Hotel

Tom Pavlik of the Springfield Business Journal joins Alex Degman to talk about the sale.

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Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict NYC Officer in Choking Death

Eric Garner, 43, was killed by the NYPD while officers struggled to detain him. He was wanted for illegally selling cigarettes on Staten Island.

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Ask the Mayor — Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014

Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman for the monthly segment

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Rauner: The State Budget is Even Worse Than I Thought

Bruce Rauner says the state budget picture is getting more grim by the day.

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Oak Ridge Cemetery’s Restored Original Entrance is Unveiled

Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation President Jen Aholt joins Alex Degman to preview Wednesday’s festivities.

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Difficult to Tell Who’s Being Killed by Police?

The Wall Street Journal found that hundreds of homicides by law enforcement agencies between 2007 and 2012 weren’t reported to the FBI.

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A Toys for Tots Drive Dec. 7

Springfield’s Ward 8 Alderman, Kris Theilen, is heading it up at Babies ‘R Us.

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Springfield BOE’s Scott McFarland on Test Scores; SB16

Test scores district wide are improving.

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Public Hearings for a Clean Energy Transmission Line

Alex Degman talks about a series of public hearings so people can get more information on the Grain Belt Express Clean Line.

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President Obama Wants More Support for Police Body Cams

The Wall Street Journal This Morning’s Gordon Deal reports.

Recent Headlines

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Republicans Expect to Hang On to 18th Seat in Illinois

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Only candidate to announce a run for Aaron Schock's seat so far is Darin LaHood.

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Rauner Stands By Right-To-Work Idea for Illinois

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Governor Rauner stands by right-to-work zones in Illinois in spite of opinion issued by Lisa Madigan's office.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Bell Ringing to Mark End of Civil War

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Archdiocese of Chicago officials say the plan arose out of the denomination's annual meeting.

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Eastern Ill. Lincoln Site to Commemorate 150th Death Anniversary

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The presentations are scheduled for the weekend of April 10 to 12.

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Illinois Observes Earth Hour This Evening

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Lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 this evening.