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NelsonMandela

Friday, December 6, 201312/06/2013

A CBS News Special Report — Nelson Mandela, Dead at 95

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CBS News correspondent Dan Raviv anchors a special tribute to Mandela, who died in his home near Johannesburg.

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Friday, December 6, 201312/06/2013

The Ray Lytle Show Thursday December 5 2013

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Ray wonders about why there seems to be so much inconsistency in the story as to when John Mehlick actually…

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Thursday, December 5, 201312/05/2013

Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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Thursday, December 5, 201312/05/2013

What’s Going On at City Hall?

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The shakeups continue at Municipal Center West

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Thursday, December 5, 201312/05/2013

The Ray Lytle Show Wednesday December 4 2013

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If you enjoy local news this is a MUST LISTEN SHOW. Guests include dir of communication Nathan Mihelich, Aldermen Cory…

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Wednesday, December 4, 201312/04/2013

Ask the Mayor — 12/04/2013

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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

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Wednesday, December 4, 201312/04/2013

AFSCME Council 31 Deputy Director Roberta Lynch

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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Wednesday, December 4, 201312/04/2013

Springfield Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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Tuesday, December 3, 201312/03/2013

The Ray Lytle Show Tuesday December 3 2013

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Barb has another run in with the panhandling girl that spends time on 6th street and invites her to talk…

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Tuesday, December 3, 201312/03/2013

State Reps. Rich Brauer, Raymond Poe on Pension Reform

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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

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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.

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Sanitary District Wants $70m+ in Bonds for Plant Upgrades

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The Springfield Metro Sanitary District could need $70 million in bond money to pay for upgrades to the Sugar Creek Treatment Plant