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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


Ask the Mayor — Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014

Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman for the monthly segment

Rauner Announces Chief of Staff

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.


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.


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.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama Wants More Support for Police Body Cams

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


DSI’s Ann Frescura on Old Capitol Holiday Walks

The first Holiday Walk is this Wednesday.

A protester yells at a Missouri State Police officer during a protest at the Ferguson, Mo., police headquarters Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Ferguson.

CBS’s Steve Futterman on Weekend Activity in the St. Louis Region

Steve Futterman reports on weekend protests at St. Louis area malls and previews the work of the Ferguson Commission.

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District 186 Bus Crashes Downtown, No Students Aboard


A Springfield District 186 bus crashed downtown Tuesday morning.

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Rauner: Sell Chicago’s Thompson Center


Earlier this year, Rauner's administration asked for an appraisal of the 16-story glass paneled building.

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Medical Merger Looms


Illinois Hospital Association, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

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Oswego Man Challenges Kirk


"Grassroots" effort for conservative Marter

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Langfelder: Residency Requirement Ordinance Next Month

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The city had a residency requirement for decades until aldermen removed it in 2000.