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Morning Newswatch

Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

Springfield Ward 7 — Michael Higgins

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Higgins, who owns Maldaner’s restaurant in downtown Springfield, faces incumbent Joe McMenamin and attorney Sarah Delano Pavlik in the April 7th election.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

Springfield Ward 7 — Joe McMenamin

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Joe McMenamin, the incumbent, faces both Sarah Delano Pavlik and Michael Higgins in the April 7th election. McMenamin joined WTAX’s Ray Lytle to talk about his candidacy.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

Springfield Ward 8 — Kris Theilen

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Theilen joined WTAX’s Ray Lytle to talk about his candidacy. Theilen, the incumbent, faces former city spokesman Ernie Slottag in the April 7th election.

Weekend Newswatch

Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

Springfield Ward 8 — Ernie Slottag

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Slottag, a former city of Springfield spokesman, joins WTAX’s Ray Lytle to talk about his candidacy. Slottag faces incumbent Kris Thielen on April 7th.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

Springfield Ward 9 — Jim Donelan

In 2015 Municipal Election

Donelan joins WTAX’s Ray Lytle to talk about his candidacy. He faces Tony Smarjesse in the April 7th election.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

Springfield Ward 9 — Tony Smarjesse

In 2015 Municipal Election

Smarjesse joins WTAX’s Ray Lytle to talk about his candidacy. Smarjesse faces James “Jim” Donelan in the April 7th election.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

Focus – 4/5

In Focus Podcasts

Show Date: April 5, 2015

Weekend Newswatch

Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

The Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon happens this weekend

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Brian Reardon, race director for the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon happening Saturday morning.

Morning Newswatch

Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

Second Germanwings black box has been found

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Aviation analyst Mark Rosenker on the latest on the co-pilot of that Germanwings plane crash, and what info is coming out of the second black box.

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Friday, April 3, 201504/03/2015

The Iranian deal on nuclear weapon development

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

An agreement has been reached between Iran and six world powers about Teheran being blocked from developing nuclear weapons.

Recent Headlines

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Florence Sentenced to 72 Years

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The man who attacked a Springfield police officer responding to a dropped 911 call has been sentenced to 72 years in prison.

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Former U.S. House Speaker Hastert Indicted

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Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

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State Rep. Questions Payroll Practices for Education Secretary

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At least one Illinois lawmaker is asking for an explanation – why is the governor’s Education Secretary being paid from the Human Services budget?

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Springfield Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.3%

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The rate fell to 4.3 percent this April, compared to 5.3 percent last April.

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Judge Makes Ruling in Drowning Death Civil Suit

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A judge has clarified what the family of a Springfield drowning victim will receive after a jury in February said the city acted recklessly when the teen died in 2007.

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Study: Illinois High in Political Corruption

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Illinois remains No. 3 in the nation when it comes to political corruption.