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

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Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

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The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.

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The Du Quoin State Fair is on Now Through Labor Day

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Fair Manager Patrick Buchen says it's a money windfall for the area.

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Pair of House Fires Look Like Arson but Appear to be Unrelated

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SPD and SFD continue to investigate the fires which occured within 90 minutes of each other.

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Judge Considers Whether to Dismiss Illinois Head-Injury Suit

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Cook County Judge Leroy Martin Jr. heard oral arguments Friday.

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Ex-Washington Mayor Don Gronewald Dead at 83

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Gronewald, mayor of the central Illinois town from 1989 to 2001, died Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.