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2-17-17 Budget Address Rauner

State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez on Governor Rauner’s Bud

WTAX’s Will Stevenson talked with State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez about Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget address Wednesday.

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan

Joey talks about the budget the Springfield City Council approved last night with Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan.

Republican Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaks as he announces his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Freedom Tower. Rubio is one of three Republican candidates to announce their plans on running against the Democratic challenger for the White House in 2016.

Featuring: Marco Rubio
Where: Miami, Florida, United States
When: 13 Apr 2015
Credit: Johnny Louis/JLNPhotography/WENN.com

Marco Rubio campaign recovers in South Carolina

It may be to soon to refer to him as “The Comeback Kid,” but after a poor performance in the New Hampshire primary, Republican Presidential candidate Marco Rubio seems to have recovered.

Rep Tim Butler

Rep. Tim Butler on the upcoming budget address

Joey talks with Representative Tim Butler about what he expects to hear from the Governor during the budget address coming up Wednesday.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
The National Italian American Foundation hosted a legal conference during its annual convention at the Washington Hilton

Featuring: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Where: DC, Washington DC, United States
When: 21 Oct 2006
Credit: Carrie Devorah / WENN

University of Illinois Springfield professor on SCOTUS

Joey talks with Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Springfield, Jason Pierceson about the opening on the U.S.…

Weekend Newswatch

The Republican race in South Carolina

The polls may show Republican candidate Donald Trump ahead in South Carolina, but it can be argued that the momentum is with Texas Senator Ted Cruz who is securing endorsements from religious leaders across the state with a message focused on values.

Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Chris Hembrough, about the Chamber’s Gala, the Medical District and downtown Springfield.

2015 Latin Grammy Awards Press Room at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Featuring: Juan Luis Guerra
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
When: 19 Nov 2015
Credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com

A preview of tonight’s Grammy Awards

Joey talks with CBS Radio News correspondent Steve Futterman about tonight’s Grammy Awards.

Weekend Newswatch

A busy weekend coming up in presidential politics

This will be another busy weekend for presidential politics. Saturday is the Republican South Carolina primary and the Democratic caucuses in Nevada.


It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Kate Peters, COO of Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, talks with WTAX’s Will Stevenson about the start of cookie sales…

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

Another Day, Another Leaders’ Meeting

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

The four legislative leaders are now meeting daily with Gov. Bruce Rauner in his office.

3 hours ago in Local

House Re-Votes on Budget; Passes Again

Under the Capitol Dome

The mood was a little more tempered, but the votes remained the same.

5 hours ago in Local

U of I Goes Inside for “Branding”

illinois logo

A public relations firm hired to develop a branding plan for the University of Illinois' flagship campus has been replaced by a school committee.

5 hours ago in Local

CPS Chief Leads Capitol Rally

Chicago Public Schools

The head of Chicago Public Schools says the district has "reached the point of no return" and faces severe cuts without "equal" funding from the state.

6 hours ago in Local

Rauner Not Paying Much Attention to Wednesday’s Budget Vote

10-16-15 Rauner Langfelder 10th St Corridor

Outwardly, Gov. Bruce Rauner seems to be taking the state's most important matters in stride, a day after the Speaker of the House dissed his “working groups” and then engineered a budget vote controversial in many ways.