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Illinois with Obama on Insurance Cancellation Fix

Governor Pat Quinn’s administration has announced Illinois will allow the one-year extension of existing health insurance plans proposed by President…


Oberweis Says He’s Running for US Senate

Dairy industry magnate and Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis says he’s running for the U.S. Senate. In a video announcing…


Officer Shoots, Kills Driver During Traffic Stop

Illinois Conservation Police say an officer shot and killed a motorist who pinned an Illinois State Police trooper with his…


Danville Man Pleads Guilty in 2012 Slaying

A Danville man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in the 2012 shooting death of…


Durbin, Monken Tour Tornado Ravaged Washington

Residents awaiting aid for tornado recovery


Cardinals Trade Freese, Salas to Los Angeles Angels

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded former World Series MVP David Freese to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal.


Springfield Man Killed in Friday Crash

A Springfield man killed in a deadly crash Friday morning has been identified.


Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Improves Slightly

October’s jobless rate shows a slight improvement


Sangamon, Menard Regional Ed Offices to Consolidate

The Illinois State Board of Education has redrawn the map of regional education offices to meet a deadline set by…


Christian: Document Shredding Settlement Could Be in the Works

He’s not releasing any details, but Calvin Christian III tells WTAX a settlement is indeed in the works between he and the city regarding the Springfield Police Department document shredding scandal.

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McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan


The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.

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Durbin: More Gun Control, Please


Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.

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Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate


Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield

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AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois


The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

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The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.