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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

Thursday, January 14, 201601/14/2016

A conversation with Governor Bruce Rauner part 2

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Part one of WTAX Anchor/reporter Dave Dahl’s conversation with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner about his first year in office.

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Thursday, January 14, 201601/14/2016

A top issues with young voters is college debt

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Faced with mounting debt, young people often site the cost of college and the enormous amount of student loans needed to cover the tab as one of their most important issues in the presidential race.

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Wednesday, January 13, 201601/13/2016

Congressman Darin LaHood on the SOTU

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Congressman Darin LaHood to get his thoughts on the President’s State of the Union address.

City of Springfield

Wednesday, January 13, 201601/13/2016

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin about the city council meeting, the money owed to the city from the state of Illinois, and current ethics cases.

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Wednesday, January 13, 201601/13/2016

Chris Hrabe on Cardinal Caravan

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with the emcee of the upcoming Cardinal Caravan Chris Hrabe. Get more information on the Cardinal Caravan here.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Wednesday, January 13, 201601/13/2016

President Obama and the State of the Union address

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

President Obama’s election two terms ago will always be an historic one, but what is most striking after his final state of the union address are the paradoxes that mark his presidency.

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Tuesday, January 12, 201601/12/2016

Are we headed for a teacher shortage?

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Regional Superintendent of Schools Jeff Vose about a new survey about the growing problem of teacher shortages in Illinois classrooms.

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Tuesday, January 12, 201601/12/2016

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk on passports

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo on the latest offerings his office has to get your passport. If you have questions call 747-5183 or go the Sangamon County Clerk website.

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Tuesday, January 12, 201601/12/2016

The pace of the American economic recovery

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

If you are anxious about the American economic recovery, you are not alone and arguably, for good reason.

Jim Langfelder

Monday, January 11, 201601/11/2016

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder on the city budget

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder about his proposed budget for the city.

Recent Headlines

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Capitol Honors Fallen Police Officers

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Secretary of State Jesse White says police officers should still be revered as heroes.

6 hours ago in Local

Holocaust Remembered at Old State Capitol

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The state's annual Yom Hashoah service brought Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Old State Capitol Thursday morning.

9 hours ago in Local

Langfelder Enlists Manar to Help Extend Downtown TIF

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Mayor Jim Langfelder says he's working with state lawmakers to get legislation passed to extend by 12 years the city's downtown Tax Increment Financing District, which is otherwise set to expire soon.

9 hours ago in Local

DuQuoin State Fair Starts Vendor Payment Program

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Officials with the Du Quoin State Fair have created a new program to pay vendors who weren't compensated for their 2015 expenses.

9 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers Question Auditor General About Spending

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A group of Republican lawmakers is demanding that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino explain spending by his campaign committee while he was a state representative.

10 hours ago in Local

Donor Pays Closed State Parks’ Power Bills

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area and Horseshoe Lake State Park have reopened after a donor paid to turn the electricity back on.