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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Ameren Illinois Upgrades

Joey talks with Marcelyn Love on Ameren Illinois about ongoing infrastructure upgrades to gas lines in the Springfield area.

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2 Star General Dead in Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier killed a two star U.S. army general when he opened fire on a group of western military officers yesterday.

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Gaza Strip

A fragile sense of calm has crept into parts of Gaza today after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72 hour cease fire.

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American Ebola Patients

There is no approved vaccine or treatment for the deadly Ebola disease that has killed almost 900 people in West Africa. Now there is word that two Americans were infected with the disease were treated with an experimental drug that has not been evaluated for safety, or approved for use in humans.

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Kirk Farah goes Redneck Fishin’

Kirk Farah sits down with Alex Degman and the two discuss this weekend’s Redneck Fishin’ Tournament in Bath.

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Another Cease Fire Between Israel/Hamas

Gordon Deal of the WSJ This Morning brings us up to speed.

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A New Survey: What do Sangamon County residents think of their neighborhoods?

Many Sangamon County residents surveyed like where they live.

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Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe

What’s next for the Bel Aire Motel?

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Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman

Cahnman talks about ward maps and pensions.

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Stuff the Bus is This Weekend!

Paul Wappel, Community Relations Director for Horace Mann, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about this weekend’s event to benefit Springfield School District 186.

Recent Headlines

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.