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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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On Eve of Obama Visit, Rauner Pushes Agenda

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Davis, LaHood Talk Presidential Visit

Barack Obama makes Thanksgiving Day phone calls to U.S. troops

The two Republican Congressmen whose districts include Springfield are ready to welcome President Obama to the Capitol.

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U of I Menorah Vandalized Again

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A 9-foot-tall menorah at a University of Illinois Jewish student center has been damaged for a third time in less than a year.

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Lawmaker Introduces Violent Videos Bill

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An Illinois lawmaker wants to criminalize recording fights in order to post them online.

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Downtown Street Parking Ban for Obama Event

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The City of Springfield has put out a list of places you can't park in the downtown area Wednesday due to President Obama's visit.