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9-11: One Man, One Flag

One man, one flag but dozens of motorists paid their respects to the thousands that died twelve years ago Wednesday.


Redfield: Obama did the best he could Tuesday

President Obama gave a good speech Tuesday night but is in a tough spot, says a Springfield-based political expert.


Vending Machine Thieves Arrested

Breaking into a soda machine isn’t funny, especially if two people been doing it for more than 20 years.


Outlets at Springfield Moving Forward

Springfield is a step closer to getting its outlet mall.


Quinn: 9/11 is “Patriot Day”

Gov. Pat Quinn is marking the 12th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, proclaiming today as Patriot Day in Illinois.


Illinois State University Finds 2nd Bomb Threat in a Month

Illinois State University says another threatening message has been found in a bathroom where a handwritten bomb threat was found last month.


Chatham Approves $1 Water Rate Hike

It’s going to cost Chatham residents $1 more to water the lawn, wash the dishes or use water in general.…


Springfield Using Improper Methodology to Award Police Pensions

In documents obtained by WTAX, it appears the city of Springfield has been applying an inapporpriate methodology to award city police pensions and benefits upon retirement.


Capitol Renovation Funding Suspended

Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended funding for the next phase of a pricey renovation project at the state Capitol that’s caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed.


Missing Effingham Co. Girl Found Dead; Uncle Charged With Murder

An Effingham County man has been charged with murder in the death of his seven year old niece.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has fired Garry McCarthy.

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Dustin Brown, 19, charged with stabbing chess instructor.

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Leaders Meet, Play Blame Game


They came. They met. They'll probably meet again.

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900 workers out of jobs.