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Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin
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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Springfield City Council Potentially Saves CWLP from Default

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The public gave outgoing Mayor Mike Houston a standing ovation at Tuesday's Springfield City Council meeting.

The move is so that another technical default doesn't happen on the utility's bonding, and that the required debt coverage ratio can be met.

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Springfield Diocese Removes Pastor Accused of Abuse

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The alleged misconduct occurred in Jacksonville in 1980.

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McFarland Becomes Chairman of “Invest in 186″

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Scott McFarland was announced as the new chairman of "Invest in 186"

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Fallen Corrections Officers Honored

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The community of people who work in the state's corrections and juvenile justice systems came together to honor their fallen comrades.

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Illinois Gas Prices Creep Upward

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The statewide average stands Tuesday at $2.69

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Coroner: No Trauma Present in Body Found Behind Shopping Center

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A man found dead behind a Springfield shopping center did not die from a traumatic experience.