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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.

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Rabbi Mike Datz — An Interfaith Breakfast on Christmas Morning

Datz joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about the 11th annual Interfaith Breakfast at Springfield’s Temple B’rith Sholom.

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Springfield Police Lt. Don Mumaw on NY shootings

Joey talks with Springfield Police Lt.Don Mumaw on reaction here to the shootings of two New York City police officers over the weekend.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.