Podcasts: Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Time for the Mayor to Step Down?

Visiting with Kirk Farah on the Weekend Newswatch, Alderman Frank Edwards says some aldermen may be mulling over whether or…

Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo on the Weekend Newswatch

Palazzolo says he may very well run for mayor in April 2015


The Springfield Business Journal Report — 06/22/2013

WTAX’s Alex Degman sits down with SBJ Editor/Publisher Brant Mackey to talk about the week’s business news… including possible expansions of two major Springfield companies.

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Entertainment with the Illinois Times — 06/22/2013

WTAX’s Alex Degman talks with Anita Stienstra, the publication’s calendar editor, about the weekend’s offerings.


What is a TIF?

We use the term but do we know what it is. Mike Farmer explains.


Refuge Ranch: Kids & Horses Need Each Other

A central Illinois group is bringing kids and horses together…some say a match made in heaven.  Chris Daniels of Refuge…

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UIS Chancellor Susan Koch

The chancellor talks with WTAX’s Kirk Farah about a number of legislative issues, including pensions and the state budget.


The Springfield Business Journal Report — 05/25/2013

SBJ Editor and Publisher Brant Mackey talks about some expansions on the far west side, and a perhaps imminent groundbreaking…

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Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties

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Library Turf War Continues

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Major donors threaten to withhold donations unless the feuding stops

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Woman Dies in Route 29 Crash Near Edinburg


Illinois State Police say a van over corrected after swerving off the roadway.

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Attorney Wants Parsons to Pay $1.2 Million Now, $100,000 Monthly

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

An attorney representing former THR and Associates employees and creditors wants Jeff Parsons to pony up -- immediately.

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Fake IDs are Easy to Get

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Fake IDs and driver’s licenses are the scourge of the Illinois secretary of state’s office