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Podcasts

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Thursday, December 4, 201412/04/2014

Wrapping Up the “Action” of Fall Veto Session

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

WTAX’s Alex Degman wraps up the fall veto action with Dave Dahl… the word “action” is used loosely.

Springfield Business Journal

Thursday, December 4, 201412/04/2014

The Sale of a Major Downtown Hotel

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Tom Pavlik of the Springfield Business Journal joins Alex Degman to talk about the sale.

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Thursday, December 4, 201412/04/2014

Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict NYC Officer in Choking Death

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Eric Garner, 43, was killed by the NYPD while officers struggled to detain him. He was wanted for illegally selling cigarettes on Staten Island.

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Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Ask the Mayor — Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman for the monthly segment

Rauner Announces Chief of Staff

Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Rauner: The State Budget is Even Worse Than I Thought

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Bruce Rauner says the state budget picture is getting more grim by the day.

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Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Oak Ridge Cemetery’s Restored Original Entrance is Unveiled

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation President Jen Aholt joins Alex Degman to preview Wednesday’s festivities.

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Wednesday, December 3, 201412/03/2014

Difficult to Tell Who’s Being Killed by Police?

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

The Wall Street Journal found that hundreds of homicides by law enforcement agencies between 2007 and 2012 weren’t reported to the FBI.

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Tuesday, December 2, 201412/02/2014

A Toys for Tots Drive Dec. 7

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Springfield’s Ward 8 Alderman, Kris Theilen, is heading it up at Babies ‘R Us.

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Tuesday, December 2, 201412/02/2014

Springfield BOE’s Scott McFarland on Test Scores; SB16

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Test scores district wide are improving.

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Tuesday, December 2, 201412/02/2014

Public Hearings for a Clean Energy Transmission Line

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Alex Degman talks about a series of public hearings so people can get more information on the Grain Belt Express Clean Line.

Recent Headlines

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Sweet Corn the State Vegetable? Thank Chatham Elementary Students

5-22-15 Chatham Elementary School

It may seem like small potatoes to you, given the current state budget crisis and other matters still pending in the General Assembly, but the fact sweet corn is close to being the official state vegetable of Illinois is kind of a big deal to some.

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More Legislative Jousting Ahead

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

Criticizes Rauner donations, then calls Radogno's barb "limp"

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Bless This Boat

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It's National Maritime Day !!

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Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

3 Democrats join Republicans against

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

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State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

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Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.