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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Worker Comp Claims Dropping

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Workers’ compensation rates are set to drop in Illinois for the third year in a row

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Fair Time Almost Here

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Preview night Thursday August 7th

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Identified

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Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards has identified the man killed Wednesday in a motorcycle accident.

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Accident at Clear Lake and I-55 Sends Four to Hospital

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Traffic near a stand-still on southbound I-55 near Clear Lake as crews work to clear an accident

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Cuts Are on the Way to IHPA

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Perhaps lawmakers will give historic sites more money