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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.


More Stalling on Pension Progress

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


Ameren Transmission Line Green-Lighted

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


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.


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.


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.


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.

Sangamon County Complex

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…


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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Springfield City Council Approves CWLP Electric Rate Changes

10-6-15 Springfield City Council

One alderman voted "present," one voted "no," and eight voted "yes."

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“Artification” Continues in Downtown Springfield

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A crosswalk in downtown Springfield is about to look like a combination Lincoln history site and Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover.

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Frerichs Cuts Fees on One College Savings Program


Management fees will be cut by 43 percent in the Illinois’ Bright Directions savings program

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Springfield Gold’s Gym Closed Due to Bankruptcy

Golds Gym Closed

Bankruptcy converted from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7.

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CWLP Head Explains Rate Changes One Last Time


Doug Brown says he's not trying to hide anything.