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Security outlook for 2015

With 2015 upon us, here is what’s expected following the end of formal combat in Afghanistan, and what is ahead for the U.S. on the national security front.

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It’s Time for Something New

Hey, responsible budgeting could happen! Right? Right…?

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Ward 2 Alderman Gail Simpson Previews Funding for Stanford Ave.

The first phase of a multi-phase project to extend Stanford Ave. to Dirksen Parkway is up for discussion Tuesday.

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Chatham Village President Tom Gray Responds

Gray doesn’t plan to ask McCord, Holden to resign.

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Chatham Trustee Clayton: Remove Water Commissioner!

Clayton wants commissioner and trustee who handles water issues out.

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Epileptic Illinois Children Will Get Access to “CBD” on Jan. 1

Children still won’t be able to smoke marijuana.

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The Interview is Out — Now What?

The Wall Street Journal This Morning explores what’s next.

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The Media Community in Springfield is a Strong One.

Alex Degman takes a few minutes to thank his direct competitor for taking time to remember Bob Murray, the long-time fixture in central Illinois media who died in February 2014.

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Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty

McCarty joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about upcoming budget discussions for FY 2016.

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St. Louis Co. Police Chief Jon Belmar

Belmar briefs reporters Wednesday morning on an overnight incident in Berkeley.

Recent Headlines

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Durall Named Acting Circuit Clerk

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A temporary replacement has been named for retiring Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri.

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Jobe Changes Proposed Food Truck Ordinance

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Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe is tweaking his ordinance to restrict where food trucks can operate in Springfield in relation to existing brick and mortar restaurants.

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Duckworth Stops in Springfield for Senate Candidacy

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More than nineteen months out, we know the name of one Democrat who wants to be elected to the U.S. Senate, to the seat now held by Republican Mark Kirk.

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Should Clearlake Dissolve?

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There may be one less community in Sangamon County a week from today.

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Proposal: No More Frivolous Lawsuits from County Jails

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County jail inmates who abuse the court system with lawsuits a judge deems "frivolous" would be penalized with loss of their "good time" credit, under a bill being considered at the Capitol.