Springfield Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Mayor Warns of Underpass Flooding Following Morning RainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    It's a question that comes up every time there's a heavy rain in Springfield, like what was experienced Wednesday morning: How can we keep underpasses from dealing with so much flooding? Mayor Jim Langfelder tells WTAX's "Ask the Mayor" new underpasses like the one about to open on Carpenter Street will help. "That does have an underground tank that would slowly release water," says Langfelder.

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  2. Former Decatur Police Chief to Appeal Lawsuit DismissalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 5, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Our news partners at WAND-TV report Brad Sweeney says he's filed an appeal with the district appellate court in Springfield. Sweeney filed the suit after claiming he was wrongfully terminated as chief by City Manager Tim Gleason.

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  3. Boil Orders Lifted for Part of Springfielda s South SideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    If you reside in an area of Springfield that was under a boil order the past couple of days, CWLP has lifted the remaining boil orders. Affected areas were St. Francis Drive, Celeste Court, Straight Street, The St. Joseph's home, and South 13th Street between Stevenson Drive and East Bruce Street.

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  4. Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Child PornRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A 24-year-old central Illinois man is facing a 35-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to soliciting sex and pornographic images online from women and young girls. A Thursday statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Springfield says Jordan D. Salem of Peoria pleaded guilty this week to production of child pornography while registered as a sex offender.

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  5. What Lawmakers Said About the Stopgap a " In Their Own WordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    They did it. Illinois lawmakers passed a series of measures for a stopgap spending bill, and Governor Bruce Rauner signed them into law last night.

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  6. Residency Requirement: District 186 Superintendent Says Ita s Illegal for District To EnactRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    There was some thought that maybe the Springfield Public School District would want to enact a residency requirement on employees, much like the city of Springfield is trying to do with new hires - at least, with union contracts already negotiated. But District-186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill says it's illegal for the district to do that for most of its employees - except top administrators.

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  7. IL Newspapers Make Front Page Editorial PleasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    About a dozen Illinois newspapers are using their front pages to call on Illinois' political leaders to end the state's year-old budget stalemate. Newspapers in Springfield, Chicago and other cities are publishing simultaneous editorials in their editions Wednesday, when lawmakers return to the capitol to debate budget proposals.

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  8. Butler Hopeful for Budget ResolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    It would be nice if there was a budget to vote on when lawmakers return to Springfield for real this time Wednesday. State Representative Tim Butler says he thinks budget talks among the so-called "working groups" have not been as productive as maybe he would like, but thinks some sort of stopgap proposal is still in play.

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  9. Sangamon County Coronor Releases The Name Of Woman Fatally Shot SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Sangamon County Coroner Cynda Edwards has released the name of the woman who was shot yesterday at a residence on East Clay in Springfield. Edwards says 40-year-old Nelra Broomfield was pronounced deceased at St. John's Hospital.

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  10. Lawmakers Return WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Senate President John Cullerton told members Thursday they should return to Springfield on Wednesday. The House also is expected to be in session.

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  11. Man Admits to Two Armed RobberiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Springfield man is accused of what police describe as a failed armed robbery attempt, but allegedly also confessed to another armed robbery. Springfield police say 32-year-old Larry Gentry was arrested a short time after a holdup was reported early Thursday morning at the Huck's near White Oaks Mall.

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  12. Gun Night at the Old BallparkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    It was, in a sense, "Gun Night" at Robin Roberts Stadium Wednesday night, as the Springfield Sliders hosted a giveaway of a gun as part of a 50-50 drawing. Team owner Todd Miller says it's not the first time such a promotion has been done.

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  13. UIS Names New Athletic DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The University of Illinois Springfield will soon have a new athletic director, pending approval by the University of Illinois Trustees. Jim Sarra, a native of West Seneca New York, will take over the AD job.

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  14. 4-5-16 RaunerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Again, the supermajority Democratic House cancelled Wednesday's session day. The House has not met since May 31, nor has the Senate - which has not even scheduled a day.

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  15. Another House Session CancelledRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    House Speaker Michael Madigan released a statement Tuesday that rank-and-file groups of lawmakers continue to make progress on negotiations toward a budget deal. The Chicago Democrat says Gov. Bruce Rauner supports the efforts of the "working groups."

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  16. state_capitol_1Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Word is getting around that Illinois is bad for business. The head of one of the capital city's two big hospitals said as much.

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  17. Man Wanted for Murder in Missouri Caught in SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield Police say 26-year-old Ricardo Cueto was taken into custody on murder and armed criminal action charges in Missouri. Police say Cueto was later found to be staying with another woman at the Red Roof Inn on Dirksen Parkway.

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  18. wtax 011015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough noted the ceremony's location, the Old State Capitol, was the site of three state party conventions in 1858: Republican, Democratic, and Whig. "At the Republican convention, Lincoln addressed the slavery issue with these words: 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.

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  19. Mayor: No City Planner in WorksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Mayor Jim Langfelder says one often-used piece of economic development won't be used here - at least the way it's used elsewhere. Langfelder tells the Citizens Club of Springfield the city will not hire a city or urban planner, even though that's what Downtown Springfield Incorporated has done.

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  20. Judge: Deputy Doesna t Get Job BackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Sangamon County judge says an arbitrator shouldn't have ordered the county Sheriffs Department to give a fired deputy to get her job back. Circuit Court Judge John Schmidt writes that the award of 43-year-old Sharon Waldron's old job was in violation of public policy.

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