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  1. Springfield Diocese Removes Pastor Accused of AbuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a minor the same year he was ordained has been removed as pastor of four central Illinois parishes. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield announced the Rev.

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  2. McFarland Becomes Chairman of a oeInvest in 186a 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Not long after leaving his District-186 board seat Monday night, Scott McFarland was announced as the new chairman of "Invest in 186" - described as a group advocating on behalf of the district's schools. McFarland says he wants to take Invest in 186 to the next level and bring in different groups of people.

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  3. Illinois Gas Prices Creep UpwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The statewide average stands Tuesday at $2.69, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report - up 12 cents from a month ago. Beth Mosher, spokesman for the Aurora-based AAA-Chicago Motor Club, says the increase should not be a surprise.

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  4. Thousands Attend Lincoln Funeral ReenactmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Sunday wrapped up three days full of activities to commemorate that. The day started easily enough with a "press conference" - where reenactors posed as Lincoln's generals talked, in part, about what might have caused Lincoln's assassination.

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  5. Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Draws Hundreds to Capitol CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Hundreds of people, including many in period costume, have crowded into a train station in the Illinois capital to watch a replica of Abraham Lincoln's coffin be carried off a funeral car. It's the start of a weekend of events to meticulously re-enact the slain president's funeral in his hometown of Springfield.

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  6. Governor Rauner Honors Lincoln During Commemoration EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Gov. Bruce Rauner is honoring Abraham Lincoln at this weekend's commemoration in Springfield of the 150th anniversary of the president's funeral. Rauner addressed a crowd of hundreds Saturday outside the Old State Capitol.

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  7. Springfield Streets Closed On and Off this Weekend for Lincoln Funeral ReenactmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Sections of Downtown Springfield will be closed at times for the remainder of today and at times tomorrow for the Lincoln Funeral Reenactment. Most of Downtown was closed by 6am this morning for the journey from the Amtrak station to the Old State Capitol.

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  8. Sheriff Remembers Officer Who Passed AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    That's how Sangamon County Sheriff Wes Barr remembers Sergeant Carl Bennett, who died Thursday morning after a traffic crash in downtown Springfield . Bennett was a 26 year employee of the department assigned to Corrections, and Barr says he was loved.

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  9. One Dead After Downtown Car CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield police say the one vehicle crash at 9th and Jefferson Streets happened just before 6am. They say the driver struck a pole at that intersection, and that it's likely some sort of medical episode caused the crash.

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    Thursday Apr 30 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe says he'll vote "no" because of the impact on one particular facet of local business. A recreation of the hearse used to carry President Abraham Lincoln's body during his funeral is in town and all but completely put together for this weekend's funeral recreation.

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  11. Replica Lincoln Hearse Almost CompleteRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A recreation of the hearse used to carry President Abraham Lincoln's body during his funeral is in town and all but completely put together for this weekend's funeral recreation. Funeral home owner P.J. Staab has been involved in rebuilding the hearse, and says there's just a few loose ends to tie up before it goes on display.

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  12. Hy-Vee Salad Recall Does Not Impact SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A recall of a salad sold by the Hy-Vee grocery store chain does not impact the Hy-Vee store here in Springfield. The company says batches of its "Summer Fresh Pasta Salad" is being recalled in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, and Nebraska over a possible listeria contamination.

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  13. Former IL Gov. Dan Walker Dies at 92Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    In this June 11, 2007 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters while showing off his book, " The Maverick and the Machine" at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

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  14. Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their RescueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 26 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The organizations that help people with autism are still smarting from a state funding cut, but they say they have the ear of state lawmakers. The governor cut the $1 million that was due for autism organizations for the rest of this year, and is proposing to eliminate the entire $4.3 million they had been getting for next year.

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  15. Langfelder Announces Full Transition TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Mayor-Elect Jim Langfelder says he's put together a cross-section of people that will help him transition in to the top city job. Langfelder has announced a transition team of business and industry leaders and those representing political and other interests in the city, ranging from Memorial Health Systems CEO Edgar Curtis, to Ward Two Alderman Gail Simpson.

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  16. Springfield Metro Unemployment Drops From March 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    There aren't many more jobs in the Springfield-area's labor force when compared to this time last year, but the unemployment rate has fallen significantly. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the Springfield metro area's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent last month, compared with 6.9 percent a year ago.

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  17. Salvation Army Moving Springfield HQ, Shelter Services AffectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The Salvation Army in Springfield is moving out of its 6th Street headquarters on Tuesday, and will be closing down its 9th and Adams shelter and other services at the same time. Contstruction on a big expansion is about to get underway.

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  18. 1st Springfield Bicycle Repair Station InstalledRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The first of those - at the Wabash Trailhead - has already been installed with the permission of the Springfield Park District. Harv Koplo with the Springfield Bicycle Club is behind the idea, and says it's a simple way to make Springfield better.

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  19. Rauner to Citizens Club: Stop a oeFair Sharea Teachers FeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Governor Bruce Rauner says while teachers aren't covered by his executive order ending so-called fair share fees for non-union state employees, teachers should stop paying them, too. Rauner tells the Citizens Club of Springfield his policy, seen by some as anti-union, should apply to teachers, but declined to elaborate when he said "we'll deal with that later."

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  20. Wells Fargo Adding 100+ Jobs in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Wells Fargo, through Express Employment Professionals, is looking to add at least 100 people. J.T. Britton, Express's Managing Director, says there could be more down the line.

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