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  1. Illinois sees flood warnings as snow melts, heavy rains fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Melting snow and heavy rains have prompted the National Weather Service to issue flood warnings for parts of northern Illinois and flood watches for central Illinois. As much as 4 inches of rain fell overnight Monday into Tuesday in the Chicago area with forecasters expecting another 1 to 3 inches by Tuesday evening.

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  2. Crime of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The theft of cell phones from a T-Mobile store in Springfield is this week's Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. Police say four teenagers walked into the store in South West Plaza February 12, distracting the clerk and taking the phones, running to their car, and leaving.

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  3. Springfield museuma s exhibit to focus on a unsung heroesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    They are nurse Anna Heistad, who worked in Chicago in the early 19th century during a flu pandemic, missionary worker Minnie Vautrin, who helped shelter thousands of women and children, and Thomas Jones, a Navy medic. Erika Holst is the Illinois State Museum's curator of decorative arts.

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  4. More discussion of harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The sexual harassment allegations which got a top aide to House Speaker Mike Madigan fired hit the news long after a panel discussion on harassment was scheduled, but you can be sure that story got at least a little mention. "What I know of the facts a is that the issue was handled by the Speaker's office appropriately, with a lawyer who has actually been involved in these issues for a long time, who did the kind of investigation that we all want to see happen," said Currie.

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  5. 13 Russian nationals charged in Mueller investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.

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  6. Catholic school to closeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    February 13, 2018 Dear Parishioners and Friends of the Cathedral, When the Lord Jesus founded the Church on the rock of Saint Peter's faith, he promised that she would endure to the end of time. And while we hold to that promise for the Church as a whole, we know from history that not every aspect or component of the Church lasts forever.

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  7. The failing couples of FacebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The open house will be from 5 to 7pm at the First United Methodist Church at 2941 S Koke Mill Rd in Springfield

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  8. Memorial's Festival of Trees Sets Record, Raises More Than $384,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    More than 33,000 people attended Memorial's 28th annual Festival of Trees, which raised $384,504 to fund health-related projects and programs at Memorial Health System and in the Springfield community. The family friendly event continues to be a success because of the support of generous sponsors, talented designers, dedicated committee members and more than 1,000 volunteers who staff the nine-day event, said Amanda Johnson, event manager for the Memorial Medical Center Foundation .

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  9. Public TV off DirecTVRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    If you watch public tee vee, you're familiar with the pleas to write a check. Now the Springfield-based public station, Network Knowledge, is asking you to pick up the phone.

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  10. Federal agency rules in favor of Springfield rail projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A federal agency has ruled that a rail improvement project in Springfield, Illinois won't have to reroute its tracks away from where homes burned during the city's Race Riot of 1908. Republican Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville says the Federal Railroad Administration's decision is "critical to moving the Springfield Rail Improvements Project forward to the next phase."

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  11. One up and one down for city tax hikesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield aldermen Tuesday scurried as far away as they could get from a proposed sales tax increase of a quarter percenage point. Ald. Joe McMenamin says the tax structure needs an overhaul, and the city can't keep up with wages/ "One out of every five city employees is making over $100,000 a year," McMenamin told WTAX News.

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  12. Sherman Man Sentenced to Prison Related to Asbestos Removal at Former Pillsbury Mills PlantRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough today ordered a Sherman, Ill., man, Joseph J. Chernis, IV, to serve 37 months in federal prison for failure to adequately remove and dispose of asbestos material, violations of the Clean Air Act, at the former Pillsbury Mills facility in Springfield. Following his prison term, Chernis, 35, was ordered to remain on supervised release for a period of three years.

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  13. Man arrested in attack on 3 seniors.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    February 3, at approximately 6:54 p.m., Springfield Police responded to the 2300 block of Arrowhead for a report of a home invasion. Officers located three victims inside the residence, an 88-year-old female, a 92-year-old male, and another 92-year-old male.

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  14. Springfield making effort to cut back on using road saltRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield officials say the city uses salt to de-ice roadways but there's a conscious effort to cut back on its use. Springfield Public Works Director Mark Mahoney says utilities haven't raised the issue of salinity in Lake Springfield and most of the city's roads are far from the lake.

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  15. Black History MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield and state officials celebrated Thursday morning at the Illinois State Library, and Mayor Jim Langfelder brought up some presidential connections. "Barack Obama chose Illinois to raise his family, excelled in the state legislature, and became the first African-American U.S. president.

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  16. Innovate request on iceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A $100,000 investment proposed for the business incubator Innovate Springfield is on hold. The city council Tuesday took no action on the request, seeing as how they're about to approve a tight budget.

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  17. May completion expected for Illinois Executive Mansion workRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Officials are expecting renovation work on the Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield should be completed in plenty of time for the state's August bicentennial celebration. Work began last June on the privately funded $15 million restoration of the house that's been the governor's residence since 1855.

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  18. 23-year old male shot and killed in Springfield.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A 23-year old man was shot and killed at a residence located in the 1900 block of East Edwards sometime in the early morning hours Thursday. Police responded to a call at around 2:30am to the home and found an 18-year-old female victim and the male victim inside the residence.

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  19. About that back porch aRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Gov. Bruce Rauner's official calendar shows he scheduled a May 2015 meeting at the Executive Mansion with a former business partner who claims in a lawsuit they discussed a personal business deal. Harreld "Kip" Kirkpatrick's lawsuit is over a disagreement with Rauner about how to divide a $67.5 million settlement from an investment they made before Rauner became governor.

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  20. Back porch dealing allegedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A newly unsealed lawsuit alleges Gov. Bruce Rauner participated in 2015 meetings to manage his personal wealth after his pledge to follow "blind trust" procedures while in office. The complaint made public Tuesday says the venture capitalist turned governor was unhappy about his cut of a $67.5 million settlement reached with a former investment partner.

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