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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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Quinn Accuses Rauner of Not Hiring Enough Minorities

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Both trying to make inroads in minority communties

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Library Turf War Continues

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Major donors threaten to withhold donations unless the feuding stops

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Woman Dies in Route 29 Crash Near Edinburg

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Illinois State Police say a van over corrected after swerving off the roadway.

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Attorney Wants Parsons to Pay $1.2 Million Now, $100,000 Monthly

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

An attorney representing former THR and Associates employees and creditors wants Jeff Parsons to pony up -- immediately.

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Fake IDs are Easy to Get

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Fake IDs and driver’s licenses are the scourge of the Illinois secretary of state’s office