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.

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Texas Congressman Backs Flynn in 18th District Race

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Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is on the stump for Mike Flynn.

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Former Treasurer’s Office Employees File Suit

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Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

The suit is the latest chapter in a saga involving sexual harassment claims that undercut Rutherford's 2014 campaign for governor.

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Rauner Borrows to Budget, Vetoes Legislator Pay Increases

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has borrowed $454 million from special state funds to help manage cash flow as Illinois begins a new fiscal year without a budget.

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10,000 Toilet Paper Rolls Stolen from Charity, Grocery Store Steps Up

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It's a happy ending for a Springfield charity.

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Smoke Free Campus Law Is in Effect

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Exceptions: inside a car