Springfield Newswire (Page 6)

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  1. New chief for CVBRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The mayor's choice to lead the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is Scott Dahl. This is pending city council approval.

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  2. Newman expands her territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    It's going to be double duty for Jackie Newman, the Springfield Housing Authority executive director who now, temporarily, is adding the same role in Peoria. The housing authority there has a checkered recent history and has said it aspires to be as good as its Springfield counterpart.

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  3. Golf contribution is not a gimmeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A $30,000 contribution from tourism funds to the Lincoln Land Charity Championship golf tournament did not come without opposition at Tuesday's Springfield city council meeting.

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  4. Single mom grateful for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    "We lower-income moms, those that haven't graduated high school, those that aren't working, those that don't have any social support," says Debra Tisckos, who runs the program in the Springfield area. She says local public health departments operate most of the Healthy Families Illinois programs in the state.

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  5. The final eight weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The Illinois General Assembly calendar for 2018 built in few session days before the March 20 primary, and the customary two-week Easter break, leaving most of the work in Springfield to be done in the eight weeks between April 9 and May 31. Kent Redfield, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield, doubts the eight weeks will be particularly productive. "It would be an amazing situation if you would actually get the legislature to craft some bipartisan agreements, to do some things, and to make some tough calls on the budget, and then hand it to the governor," Redfield tells WTAX News.

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  6. From Lebanon, Ill., to Kenya?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    "Some people take being independent and being vocal about the issues as controversial, but I don't see it that way," McCarter told Newsradio WBBM. "We need more people that are willing to have crucial conversations in state government, because I think it would yield better results for the people."

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  7. Springfield loses jobs in first part of 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield has lost 2000 jobs over the year in February, a loss of 1.8 percent, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But unemployment rates decreased in the same period in 13 other Illinois's metropolitan areas.

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  8. New chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield will have a new fire chief. It's Allen Reyne, who has most recently been a captain on the fire department, which he joined in 1999.

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  9. Bad roads: the price of neglectRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    You know that it's expensive to own and operate a vehicle, and a new report outlines some of the painful numbers. TRIP, a research group funded by insurance, labor, and business interests, says the neglect of Illinois' transportation infrastructure means an extra $16.4 billion a year for the state's drivers.

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  10. Burglary arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    On March 27, officers and detectives from the Springfield Police Department arrested Zane M. Letz, age 32, of the 500 block of Saint Mary's Court. Letz is the suspect in numerous motor vehicle burglaries that occurred throughout Springfield beginning in October, 2017 until his arrest.

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  11. Y Block: What's next?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield aldermen tabled the park proposal for the block where the YWCA once stood downtown. It's a blow to Mayor Langfelder and his silent partner, the governor.

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  12. Bid to override gun vetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    When the lawmakers are back in Springfield the second week of April, they could attempt a veto override - of a bill to subject gun dealers to licensing. A House panel in Chicago Tuesday afternoon heard from survivors like Gayinga Washington, a teacher at an after-school program in the Austin neighborhood.

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  13. Abilities meet e-commerceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A young man from Springfield is entering the online business world despite his disabilities. Daniel Olsen is behind Ability Marketplace.

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  14. IDOT inventionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    "Nobody's thought of it before" and "Nobody's done it before" did not stop Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison. And it didn't stop IDOT employees from entering innovative, money-saving, and - in some cases - quite simple inventions into a statewide contest.

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  15. Springfield woman dies in weather-related vehicle accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Authorities in central Illinois say a 63-year-old Springfield woman died in a vehicle accident due to slick road conditions produced by wintry weather this past weekend. Vicki S. Gardner and a relative were heading east on Interstate 72 north of Decatur on Saturday evening when their vehicle slid off the roadway and into the median.

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  16. Springfield woman killed in wintry crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    According to the Macon county coroner, Vicki Gardner age 63 of Springfield was pronounced dead last night at 9:00 P.M. on Interstate 72. Vicki and a relative were eastbound on I-72 near Argenta when their vehicle slid off the road way, most likely due to slick road conditions, and came to rest in the median. Ms. Gardner and her passenger exited the vehicle and approached the roadway, that's when Ms.

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  17. Rauner seeks to unite GOP after squeaking out primary winRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking "common ground" with Republicans on divisive issues after barely surviving an insurgent challenge in Tuesday's election. Rauner says his 19,000-vote victory over state Rep. Jeanne Ives in the GOP primary has confirmed for him the need to "bridge the divides."

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  18. Benedictine University seeks selling campus as 1 parcelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Benedictine University is hoping to sell its Springfield campus as one piece of property, rather than divided into smaller lots for sale. The Illinois school is committed to maintaining all of its campus buildings and grounds until they're sold as one parcel.

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  19. Consolidation on McCartya s agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The general assistance functions of Capital Township can be done some other way, says Bill McCarty, who is running for Sangamon County treasurer on the Republican ticket next week. He's hoping to explore whether Capital Township, coterminous with the city, can be folded.

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  20. Rauner signs new Medicaid funding plan for hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a Medicaid funding plan that changes the way hospitals are reimbursed for treating low-income patients. The Republican said Monday in Chicago that the proposal is a "major step forward" to ensure that hospitals in impoverished communities are adequately funded.

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