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Illinois ACT Scores Near National Average

In Illinois, all students take the ACT – the American College Test. Even so, the state’s average score is almost as high as the national average – 20.6 for the Class of 2013 in Illinois, compared to 20.9 nationally.

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Study: Gravel Pits Inadequate for Second Springfield Water Source

It could be back to the drawing board for the city of Springfield as it found not nearly as much water would be generated from gravel pits as originally thought.

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Davis Trashes ACA; Unimpressed by Immigration Lobbying Efforts

Congressman Rodney Davis says small businesses are being smothered by too many rules and regulations.

Tracy McCall, left, and Missy Whitley, right, join WTAX's Ray Lytle Show on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013

Chatham Women Respond to Fundraising Allegations

The two women overseeing a checking account to benefit a Chatham girl with refractory epilepsy are responding to accusations leveled against them.

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New Springfield to Orlando Air Service Starts in November

Starting November 22nd Allegiant Air will fly non-stop twice a week between Springfield and Sanford-Orlando International Airport.

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Another Set of Eyes for the Sheriff’s Department

Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson is looking for advice, and where better to find it than from other long-time law enforecement…

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Williamsville-Sherman CUSD Faces $200k Budget Deficit

Williamsville-Sherman faces a $200,000 budget shortfall for the upcoming school year. That’s compared to $60,000 this past year.

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Illinois Farmers Looking for Rain

It’s no drought, just a dry spell. But Illinois farmers are probably ready for it to be over.

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Springfield BOE Approves New Teacher Contract

The Springfield Board of Education has approved a new teachers’ contract for the upcoming budget year.

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Auburn to Allow Video Gambling

Video gambling is coming to Auburn.

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9 hours ago in Local

Rauner Repeats: Budget Can Still Be Passed

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Rauner: Keep up the good work and come to a compromise, lawmakers.

10 hours ago in Local

Industry Reacts to Rauner News Conference

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Workers Comp? Didn't we already do that?

15 hours ago in Local

Lawmaker: Stop Telling People “Illinois Sucks”

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Lawmaker says too many people say "Illinois sucks."

15 hours ago in Local

No Appeal — Again — for Blago Corruption Convictions

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.

15 hours ago in Local

SOS: No Extra Cost for Drivers License Changes

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The Illinois Secretary of State's office says a plan to issue driver's licenses and state identification cards in Illinois that are more secure won't require additional state funding.