Podcasts

Podcasts

downtown_springfield_generic_4

Monday, August 4, 201408/04/2014

A New Survey: What do Sangamon County residents think of their neighborhoods?

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Many Sangamon County residents surveyed like where they live.

BEL-AIRE

Monday, August 4, 201408/04/2014

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

What’s next for the Bel Aire Motel?

SCVB

Saturday, August 2, 201408/02/2014

Springfield Tourism Numbers Break Record for Third Year in a Row

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Springfield tourism numbers up and breaking records for third straight year.

Springfield Business Journal

Saturday, August 2, 201408/02/2014

Springfield Business Journal Report

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

SBJ’s Michelle Higgenbotham joins WTAX’s Alex Degman discuss the current issue of the SBJ, including food trucks and fitness centers…

illinois times

Saturday, August 2, 201408/02/2014

Entertainment with The Illinois Times

In Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

Entertainment with The Illinois Times 08/02/14

cahnman

Friday, August 1, 201408/01/2014

Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Cahnman talks about ward maps and pensions.

Stuff the bus

Friday, August 1, 201408/01/2014

Stuff the Bus is This Weekend!

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Paul Wappel, Community Relations Director for Horace Mann, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about this weekend’s event to benefit Springfield School District 186.

davis

Friday, August 1, 201408/01/2014

Congressman Rodney Davis

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Davis joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about his vote to sue the president, plus what *didn’t* get done ahead of the August recess.

municipalcenter

Thursday, July 31, 201407/31/2014

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

McMenamin joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about underfunded police and fire pension funds and his revised proposal to deal with both of those issues.

Congressman John Boehner,

Thursday, July 31, 201407/31/2014

U.S. House Votes to Sue President Obama

In Morning Newswatch Podcasts

The House voted to sue the president due, in part, to the perception he’s overstepping his bounds and isn’t upholding the law.

Recent Headlines

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House Records Show Schock Reimbursed U.S. $122,590

Aaron Shock

Money was repaid before the former congressman resigned in March.

in Local

Illinois Lawmakers Look Ahead to Make Budget Negotiations Easier

Illinois General Assembly

Plan would have proposals analyzed before they left committee.

in Local

Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

gay_marriage

The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

in Local

Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

afscme

The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

in Local

Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

springfield fire dept

Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.