The WTAX Weekend Newswatch

The WTAX Weekend Newswatch

The Weekend Newswatch is Springfield’s premiere source for all things news, sports, weather, entertainment and business to get your weekend off on the right foot.

Launched in December 2012 by now News Director Alex Degman, the Weekend Newswatch has become a staple in the Springfield radio lexicon. Not only does it provide news at the top and bottom of each hour, weather on the 9’s and sports at :20 and :50, but you also get:

Entertainment with the Illinois Times at 7:10 — a weekly rundown of what you can see and do in the capital city this weekend. If you’re bored, you’re not looking hard enough!

The Springfield Business Journal Report at 8:10 — What’s going on in the local business community? New construction? New businesses opening? Big changes coming on the business scene? Be ahead of the curve and listen on Saturdays.

Weekend Newswatch Podcasts

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Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Local

Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

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A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.

2 hours ago in Local

Former Springfield Administrator Officially Out in Galesburg

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A former Springfield school principal and teacher is officially now out of a job at the place she left the capital for.

2 hours ago in Local

McCann: Hard to Get Leaders’ Attention

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State Senator Sam McCann says it would be nice if he could go in and say he wants to vote right now on a budget, but that's not the reality.

6 hours ago in Local

Auburn School Happy to Host Gov. Rauner

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Hosting the governor at his small, rural district's high school Wednesday, Auburn school superintendent Darren Root says there is an important point to make.

6 hours ago in Local

Caterpillar to Close 5 More Plants

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Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories — including an Oxford, Mississippi plant — as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide.