Local: News

News

dnr

Deer Numbers Are Down

Weather gets the blame

bob_murray

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.

school_bus

Survey Shows Some Support for Tax Hike for Schools

Survey points to some support for tax increase for schools

christmas decorations

Need Some Holiday Cheer? Pick-up the Phone

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

jennifer gill

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…

school board headquarters

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.

sblf

Small Business Program Is Deemed a Success

Up by nearly half billion dollars in Illinois

ballot

Ballot Slots Are Assigned

Brady, Hardimon win top spots

mike_madigan

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Beer Tickets Land State Fair Manager in Hot Water

state fair logo

Bliefnick hasn't responded for comment

in Local

On-Line Learning Could Get a Boost

state_capitol_4

Maintaining common standards in online college coursework is the goal of a new state law

in Local

Illinois Coal a Hot Commodity Worldwide

coal

Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S.

in Local

Downtown Taylorville Building Partially Collapses

tothemoontattoo

A downtown Taylorville business is closed after part of its building collapsed over the weekend.

in Local

Cameras Could Appear in Sangamon County Courtrooms

gavel2

Half a dozen central Illinois counties could soon join a pilot project that allows cameras in court.