Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

McMenamin joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to offer his opinions on the sudden resignation of acting corporation counsel John Mehlick, whom McMenamin has been critical of.

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What’s Going On at City Hall?

The shakeups continue at Municipal Center West

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Ask the Mayor — 12/04/2013

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman and WTAX’s Kirk Farah for this month’s segment.

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AFSCME Council 31 Deputy Director Roberta Lynch

Lynch joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about what she says is a terrible pension deal. Plus, are there parallels between the City of Detroit’s pension crisis and the state of Illinois’?

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Springfield Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner

Turner joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to discuss lack of action on a proposal to settle a portion of the police document shredding incident between the city and Calvin Christian III.

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State Reps. Rich Brauer, Raymond Poe on Pension Reform

Tuesday’s Morning Newswatch revisited excerpts of conversations between Poe, Brauer and WTAX’s Ray Lytle.

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Illinois Policy Institute: Pension Deal is a Bad Deal

Kristina Rasmussen joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about what she says is a bad deal for Illinois.

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It’s “Giving Tuesday” — How Can You Help Locally?

Tiffany Simmons, Exec. Director of the Community Child Care Connection, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to explain.

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State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook)

Nekritz joins WTAX’s Alex Degman, filling in for Bob Murray, to talk about the pension reform legislation likely to get a vote Tuesday.

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Judge Threatens Jeff Parsons With Criminal Contempt

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Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

A federal judge has threatened to hold former THR and Associates boss Jeff Parsons in criminal contempt of court if he doesn't provide the documents needed to proceed with his case.

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Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

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Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.

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Tips Sought on Pizza Restaurant Robbery

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Police are looking for help figuring out who robbed Papa Murphy's late last week.

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Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

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Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency

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Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

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Oberweis wants seven debates before Nov. 4.