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  1. Rauner Inherits a MessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A budget that's out of balance by $400 million, unpaid bills totaling $6.4 billion, and $2 billion in tax revenue set to disappear - that's what the governor-elect will encounter on his first day in Springfield. "There are no solutions to our problems that aren't going to require sacrifice," says Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation.

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  2. Jax Suspect in CustodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Jacksonville authorities say they have arrested Avery Berry, wanted in an October shooting death after he spent nearly eight weeks on the run. Police say the U.S. Marshals Service arrested Berry, 19, Monday.

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  3. Whether ALPLM Is Its Own Thing Could Be a 2015 IssueRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Whether it's a structural problem or simply a personality conflict, the talk continues to examine the possibility of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield its own agency, rather than being part of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. House Speaker Mike Madigan surprised many in May, in the last days of the spring session, by introducing such a bill.

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  4. False Alarm at Lincoln Land Community CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Students and faculty were sent away from Lincoln Land Community College's main Springfield campus Thursday morning due to a false alarm. Students reported being sent home due to an announcement on the campus-wide PA system telling them to leave campus immediately.

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  5. Walking on clear iceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    No, these hikers aren't walking on water. This is what crystal clear mountain water looks like when it freezes.

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  6. Things you said 10 years ago that make 0 sense todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Students and faculty were sent away from Lincoln Land Community College's main Springfield campus Thursday morning due to a false alarm.

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  7. Bel-Aire Motel Should Soon Be GoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    It took more than six years but, the city of Springfield has won its battle with the owners of the Bel-Aire Motel and that lot should be vacant sometime this summer. Alderman Cory Jobe says he is pleased the city came to a settlement with the owners after years of trying to get them to correct hundreds of code violations.

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  8. Challenge to Edwardsa Treasurer Candidacy ChallengedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Alderman Frank Edwards, who is running for Springfield treasurer, says a challenge by his opponent, Craig Burns, is without merit. Burns contends because Edwards draws a pension from the firefighters' fund and also could be involved in how the fund is invested if he is elected, its a clear conflict of interest.

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  9. County Board Approves Purchase of New Sheriffa s CruisersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office will soon have 15 new vehicles for the first in more than two years. "Part of the decision process was to shop local when we can," says Barr.

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  10. UIS Professor: Both Sides Need to Listen in Race Relations DiscussionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Protests continue over the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers. But when will the protests end and progress take hold? Kamau Kemayo, chair of the African American studies department at the University of Illinois Springfield, said both sides need to start talking - but it's unclear when that can happen.

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  11. Four Injured in East Side House FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield Fire Chief Ken Fustin says the call came in around 7:00, several engine companies responded to find the house heavily engulfed in flames. Fustin estimates it took crews about 90 minutes to get it under control.

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  12. Nothing SpecialRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The governor could call the Illinois House back to Springfield for a special session on raising the minimum wage, but a Republican lawmaker believes that'd be a bad move. The Illinois Senate passed a bill to increase the state's minimum wage only after the House had adjourned.

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  13. Benedictine University Layoffs: First Round BeginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The job cuts are a result of the school's decision to drop the undergraduate program at its Springfield campus. It announced in October that it would instead focus on its master's and doctoral programs as well as the segment of adults seeking degrees.

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  14. Museum to be Renamed after Late CongressmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The Senate adopted a resolution Thursday to name the museum building on the state Capitol grounds in Springfield for former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon. It was approved earlier by the House.

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  15. Durbin Says We Still Have a Long Way to Go in Race RelationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The country has broken out in protests over the deaths of unarmed blacks at the hands of white cops in Ferguson, Mo.; Cleveland, and New York City. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says it touches on old themes.

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  16. Durbin Weighs in on New SecDef Nominee, RaunerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    "There's a basic question here," says Durbin in praising the nomination of Ashton Carter. "and it's the relationship of the White House and the Pentagon, and I think that really became the problem, when it came to our last secretary of defense.

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  17. Deal Closed on Downtown HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A company from the United Arab Emirates is buying the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in downtown Springfield. The company is led by a multi-billionaire who made an offer on the 310-room hotel when he was in town in October.

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  18. City Budget Director: Pension Funds Are FineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    At least one Springfield alderman is not convinced by City Budget Director Bill McCarty's assessment that police and firefighter pension funds are not in trouble. "I will bet my future career on this," says Alderman Joe McMenamin.

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  19. Beardstown Girl Dies in House FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says it isn't yet clear how Chloe Whitlock, 7, died, an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning in Springfield.

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  20. Alleged Racial Disparities in School DisciplineRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The bill seeks to cut down on public school students being suspended or expelled for what may be considered minor offenses. Jose Sanchez, coordinator for Voices of Youth in Chicago Education, says those punishments are disproportionately handed out to African-American and Latino students across all school districts in the state.

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