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Deer Numbers Are Down

Weather gets the blame

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Bob Murray, Morning Newswatch Host and Veteran Broadcaster, Leaves Post due to Medical Concerns

Bob Murray, long-time central Illinois broadcaster and host of the WTAX Morning Newswatch, has announced he is taking an extended medical leave of absence due to health concerns.

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Survey Shows Some Support for Tax Hike for Schools

Survey points to some support for tax increase for schools

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Need Some Holiday Cheer? Pick-up the Phone

Dial-a-Carol is under way at the University of Illinois.

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Superintendent -Designate Faces Big Challenges

In addition to addressing budget issues, test scores, and facility maintenance, Jennifer Gill says a priority for her will be…

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Springfield BOE Makes Supt. Decision: Jennifer Gill

Less than 24 hours after a public forum asking questions of the two final candidates for the city of Springfield’s public schools, the Board of Education has made a decision.

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Small Business Program Is Deemed a Success

Up by nearly half billion dollars in Illinois

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Ballot Slots Are Assigned

Brady, Hardimon win top spots

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Madigan Blasts Corporate Incentives Packages

House Speaker Michael Madigan has sharply criticized corporate requests for tax breaks and says he’s unlikely to support deals for companies that pay little in taxes.

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Springfield IG Position On Hold Pending Ward 10 Appointment

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An ordinance is on the table to create the Office of Inspector General, which could be a full time or part time contractual employee.

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Springfield Prayer Vigil Held in Wake of Ferguson Riots

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Riots in Ferguson spark frank discussions in Springfield

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Man Takes Money, Jewelery From North End Store

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Springfield Police are looking for a man that robbed a north end payday loan store Tuesday morning.

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Christian County Authorities Investigate Baby Death

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A one month old baby is dead in Kincaid.

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Illinois Ebola Hotline Suspended

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The number of calls to it has fallen sharply.