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  1. Fugitive Santa Claus ArrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 22 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Authorities say Cody Alexander, a federal fugitive, was discovered portraying Santa outside a business in Waterloo on Monday night. He's been wanted since failing to appear in federal court in East St. Louis on Dec. 15. Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing says Alexander was taken inside a real estate business and arrested.


  2. East St. Louis Official Resigns after Corruption Guilty PleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    East St. Louis has a new township supervisor after the previous one pleaded guilty to a wire fraud charge this month. Hamilton pleaded guilty to allegations that he spent more than $40,000 of township money on personal purchases, including trips to Las Vegas and gifts for political allies between 2012 and 2016.


  3. East St. Louis Officials Arrested on Corruption ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Authorities arrested a city councilwoman in East St. Louis and a police officer in Washington Park in a state and federal corruption investigation that's expected to produce more arrests. Councilwoman June Hamilton Dean and auxiliary police officer Anthony Davis were charged Monday, and officials say more arrests are coming.


  4. Invasive Stink Bug Spreads to More Illinois CountiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Kelly Estes is cooperative agricultural pest survey coordinator at the university's Prairie Research Institute. She said in a news release Friday that have been found in five new, widely scattered Illinois counties.


  5. Illinois Awarded $3.7M in Grants to Address Youth ViolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the funding from the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday. He says it "delivers on our promise not to give up on any child."


  6. Mold Concerns at East Saint Louis JailRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Officials in East St. Louis say they've closed the city's jail and moved prisoners to a southern Illinois county jail because of possible unsanitary conditions. City manager Courtney Logan says the complaint is unfounded and under investigation but the employees and prisoners were moved in the interest of health and safety.


  7. Springfield Unemployment Rate DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield's unemployment rate is down .3% from June of 2015. This time last year the capitol city was sitting at a 5% rate which has since gone down to 4.7%.


  8. Police Shooting in East St. Louis AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Authorities in East St. Louis say an armed man was shot by police as he allegedly fired rounds at homes and passing motorists. Washington Park police chief Tony Tomlinson says an officer shot the man.


  9. Sex Traffic PleaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    An eastern Missouri woman faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring in sex trafficking of a minor. 25-year-old Robin Thompson of Park Hills entered the plea Thursday in federal court in East St. Louis, Illinois.


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