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Schock Returns from South Africa

Led Congressional delegation to Mandela memorial

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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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Congress Could Consider Export Import Bank This Week

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Illinois businesses, particularly manufacturers, are hopeful Congress will re-authorize the Export-Import Bank this week.

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Regional Planning Commission Faces Funding Challenges

Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission

The commission has lost both state and federal funding.

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Background Checks Now Required of Student Teachers

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Background checks are now required of all student teachers.

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Mitsubishi to Work with UAW on Selling Normal Plant

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Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers say they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close.

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Tourism Increases in Illinois

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Illinois tourism officials say the state saw a 3.5 percent increase in visitors during 2014.