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American Ebola Patients

There is no approved vaccine or treatment for the deadly Ebola disease that has killed almost 900 people in West Africa. Now there is word that two Americans were infected with the disease were treated with an experimental drug that has not been evaluated for safety, or approved for use in humans.

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Kirk Farah goes Redneck Fishin’

Kirk Farah sits down with Alex Degman and the two discuss this weekend’s Redneck Fishin’ Tournament in Bath.

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Another Cease Fire Between Israel/Hamas

Gordon Deal of the WSJ This Morning brings us up to speed.

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A New Survey: What do Sangamon County residents think of their neighborhoods?

Many Sangamon County residents surveyed like where they live.

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Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe

What’s next for the Bel Aire Motel?

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Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman

Cahnman talks about ward maps and pensions.

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Stuff the Bus is This Weekend!

Paul Wappel, Community Relations Director for Horace Mann, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about this weekend’s event to benefit Springfield School District 186.

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Congressman Rodney Davis

Davis joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about his vote to sue the president, plus what *didn’t* get done ahead of the August recess.

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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

McMenamin joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about underfunded police and fire pension funds and his revised proposal to deal with both of those issues.

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U.S. House Votes to Sue President Obama

The House voted to sue the president due, in part, to the perception he’s overstepping his bounds and isn’t upholding the law.

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Rauner Denies Involvement in Springfield Reporter’s Resignation

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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Bruce Rauner says his fingerprints are not on the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Raymond Cub Scouts Still Improving

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Police say the condition of three Cub Scouts is improving after they were injured in a chemical explosion.

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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

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Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

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Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

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Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.