Podcasts: Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Blue Carpet Corridor

Blue Carpet Corridor Festival 06/14/2014

Auburn Mayor Barb Stamer highlights the Blue Carpet Corridor Festival in Auburn.

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Springfield Business Journal Report 06/07/2014

Springfield Business Journal Report 06/07/2014

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Entertainment with The Illinois Times 06/07/2014

Entertainment with The Illinois Times 06/07/2014

Il Walk For Children

Illinois Children’s Walk

Illinois Children’s Walk 06/07/2014

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Entertainment with the Illinois Times 05/31/14

Alex Degman and Anita Stienstra discuss local entertainment and things to in Springfield.

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Springfield Business Journal 05/31/2014

Kirk Farah and Michelle Higgenbotham discuss the current issue of The Springfield Business Journal

Washington Park Carillon

53rd Annual Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon Festival

Cheri Ballinger and Head Carilloneur Robin Austin discuss the Carillon Festival June 4 -8 in Washington Park in Springfield.

Dusty Brackett, executive producer, director, and writer of The Law of Men

Rally Against Domestic Violence

Springfield Activist and film maker Dusty Brackett joins WTAX Weekend Newswatch host Cheri Ballinger to spread awareness about domestic violence.

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Entertainment with the Illinois Times 05/17/2014

Alex Degman and Anita Stienstra discuss events and things to do in the Springfield Area 05/17/14

Springfield Business Journal

Springfield Business Journal 05/17/2014

Springfield Business Journal’s Michelle Higgenbotham joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to discuss the upcoming June issue

Recent Headlines

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Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

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The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.

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Durbin: President Did Right Thing on Immigration

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Durbin tells Illinois colleagues to take action, not complain

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New Life For An Old River

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Thousands drive over the Sangamon River every day but, very few give it any thought

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Sangamon Co. Judge Declares Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional; State Will Appeal

FILE - in this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn hands off a pen during the signing of the pension overhaul legislation bill in Chicago. A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday Nov. 21, 2014 on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court. Looking on from left are: state Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Riverside; Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington; Senate GOP leader Sen. Christine Radogno; Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville; Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs and House Speaker Michael Madigan. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Illinois has the worst-funded state pension systems in the U.S., with a roughly $100 billion shortfall.

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Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

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A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.