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Sgro Maintains Park Board Presidency; Springfield School Board Too Close to Call

She defeated challenger Robin Schmidt, who was first elected to the park board in 2013.


Buscher Elected Treasurer, Lesko Elected Clerk

Springfield has a new city treasurer, Misty Buscher.


Some New, Returning Faces to Springfield City Council

The makeup of the Springfield City Council will be significantly different next month.


Langfelder Wins

A member of the Langfelder family will once again be mayor of Springfield.

4-7-15 Palazzolo Lost

Palazzolo Concedes to Langfelder

Sangamon County Auditor Paul Palazzolo says despite his loss to Jim Langfelder in the mayor's race, he's still proud of what he says was a positive campaign.


Mayor: Minority Hiring in City Improving, But Needs to be Better

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston says progress has been made, but more progress needs to be made.


Plane Crashes East of Bloomington, Seven Killed

Emergency crews are on the scene of a plane crash about 2 miles East of Bloomington.


Rauner: “Rip the Economic Guts Out of Indiana”

Governor Bruce Rauner has some choice words for Illinois' neighbor to the east.

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Officials to Protect Archaeological Site Near Carpenter St. Underpass Project

The site will be covered to protect it from weather conditions.

Weekend Newswatch

Official: 30-60 Days for Eagle Creek Resort Report

The Superintendent of Eagle Creek State Park says an assessment of what needs to be done to possibly reopen the troubled Eagle Creek Resort should be done in the next month or two.


Aunt Held on Bond In Connection with Kankakee Jail Break

The aunt of a convicted murderer caught in Chicago last Friday after breaking out of jail in Kankakee is being held in jail herself on $50,000 bond.


Satellite TV Industry: Don’t Tax Us

Representatives of the satellite television industry are trying to head off at the pass any new proposal to increase the state's satellite TV tax.


SIU Terror Threat Trial Delayed Again

The federal trial for a Chicago man accused of mailing violent threats to Southern Illniois University's Carbondale campus has been postponed once again.

4-7-15 Palazzolo

Palazzolo Confident Heading in to Home Stretch

Springfield Mayoral Candidate Paul Palazzolo says now that the campaigning is pretty much done, he feels good about the work he did.

Morning Newswatch

Election Night Coverage on WTAX

Joey McLaughlin and Ray Lytle will anchor the evening's coverage.


Burger King to Pay for Burger-King Wedding

Joel Burger and Ashley King have been known as Burger-King since they were in the fifth grade together in New Berlin.


AG Madigan Encourages Voters to Report Election Fraud

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office will be monitoring elections across the state to ensure voters' rights are upheld.

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State Approves Springfield-Area Marijuana Dispensary

The agency said Health Central LLC is qualified in Dispensary District 9.

3-16-15 Springfield School Board

Springfield Public Schools: State Aid Problems Continue

The good news -- the Springfield Public School District doesn't have to lay off any teachers this year because of finances. The bad news -- finances still aren't good.


Candidates React to Departure of CWLP’s Hobbie

The two candidates for Springfield mayor differ on the future of CWLP.

National Headlines

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Devastating Nepal quake topples towers, kills over 1,000


A powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday.

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Making headlines this week


A look at some of this week's biggest stories and the headlines you may have missed.

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Harley recalls nearly 46,000 motorcycles


The problem was found through customer complaints.

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Jurors get day off in Boston bombing deliberations


Federal prosecutions have rested their case in the penalty phase of the federal trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Killing of U.S. al Qaeda media frontman seen as big blow for militants


American al Qaeda member Adam Gadahn, who faced treason charges in the U.S., was killed in a drone strike.