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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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Six Arrested in Pair of Sex Assaults

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Weekend crimes at SIUC

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Innocence Project Gets Grant

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US DOJ awards money to UIS

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Rauner Is Not Impressed with Airport Slot Machines

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Gambling is addictive and can hurt families, he says

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St. John’s Shifting Its Psychiatric Focus

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Psychiatric ward will focus on elderly patients

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Classes Resume at North Mac Intermediate School Carbon Monoxide Free

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Classes resumed Thursday at North Mac Intermediate School, two days after a carbon monoxide leak sickened more than 140 students and adults.