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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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Higher Speed Limits Expanding to Tollroads: Senate Overrides Vetoes

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The Illinois Senate has overridden the governor's vetoes of bills raising speed limits in Illinois.

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Supreme Court Decision: Illinois May Have To Set Up Its Own Website

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Illinois may have to set up its own insurance webpage because of U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Affordable Care Act.

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Governor-Elect Rauner Prepares To Take Reins of Illinois’ Government

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Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner busies himself with plans for taking reins of Illinois' government.

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Heroin Kills: Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Dealing Lethal Drug

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A Pekin man is given 24 years in prison for selling heroin that prosecutors say killed at least three people.

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Springfield Fire Captain Arrested for Wielding Gun

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The Menard County Sheriff's office says a Springfield Fire Department captain has been arrested for carrying a shotgun into a rural Athens home and threatening residents.