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Gunfire Damages North End Home

Gunfire damaged a north end home late Tuesday night and police don’t have anyone in custody.

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More Stalling on Pension Progress

One member of the pension reform conference committee doesn’t expect a deal to be reached anytime soon.

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Ameren Transmission Line Green-Lighted

Regulators have signed off on a new transmission line that’d cut through central Illinois.

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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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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.