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Helping Hands Gets a “No”!
Helping Hands Gets a “No”!

WTAX’s Bob Murray Talks with Rod Lane, Executive Director of Helping Hands in Springfield

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

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Number of Illinois Children in Poverty Holds Steady

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The child poverty rate is holding steady in Illinois, but it's holding steady at a rate higher than advocates would like.

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Sanitary District Wants $70m+ in Bonds for Plant Upgrades

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The Springfield Metro Sanitary District could need $70 million in bond money to pay for upgrades to the Sugar Creek Treatment Plant

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Police Seek Sangamon Co. Fugitives

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Three fugitives who've stolen from a number of Springfield stores are being sought.

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Cornel West Cancels U of I Appearance over Salaita

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A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school's decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American studies professor.

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Court Monitor Says IDOT Should Clean House on Hiring Rules

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A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.