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  1. Diamonda s Schaller loses licenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    State regulators have already closed his Diamond Mortgage office in Springfield, and now have declared an emergency and suspended his license. With an active license, the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation feared he would continue to write mortgages for people.

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  2. Papers project goes onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 19 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    For eighteen years, a team in Springfield has been collecting, digitizing, transcribing, and annotating documents by and about Abraham Lincoln. Now the project "Papers of Abraham Lincoln" has reached a new plateau: the launch of a web site that will show about 5,000 documents, through Lincoln's time as an Illinois state lawmaker, which ended when he was 33. "We're sharing our results with the world," said Sam Wheeler, Illinois' state historian and acting director of the Papers project, calling it a "21st Century Lincoln Memorial."

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  3. Sam's in for guvRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 19 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Springfield-area state senator, who has incurred Gov. Rauner's wrath by defying his order to vote against a labor-friendly bill, is running for governor as a third-party candidate. State Sen. Sam McCann says Illinois is worse off under Rauner than they were under predecessor Pat Quinn.

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  4. GOP muscles to block graduated taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    If Democrat JB Pritzker becomes governor, he promises to attempt to change Illinois' income tax system from flat to graduated. That takes a statewide vote for a Constitutional amendment, but, before that, a three-fifths vote of each chamber in Springfield.

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  5. YMCA seeking community feedbackRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 17 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The YMCA is actively exploring options to replace the 56-year old facility at Fourth and Cook in downtown Springfield. The facility plans have not yet been finalized and funding options are being explored to help assure the resources in the community are used in the best way possible.

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  6. Pennies could add up to $15K Lincoln artifactRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 16 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    "Abraham Lincoln," who bears a strong resemblance to modern-day Springfield resident Fritz Klein, visited a Springfield grade school Monday to start the Illinois Proud Penny Drive. Lincoln's self-teaching included three and a half years of study to become a lawyer.

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  7. The 2018 Women's Power Lunch Against CancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 13 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Joey McLaughlin talks with the keynote speaker for the 2018 Women's Power Lunch Against Cancer, Donna Hartley. Donn a is an author of stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, as well as her own Fire Up Books and Meditation series.

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

    Saturday Apr 7 | 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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  9. Newman expands her territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 6 | 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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  10. Golf contribution is not a gimmeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | 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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  11. Single mom grateful for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | 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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  12. The final eight weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 2 | 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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  13. From Lebanon, Ill., to Kenya?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 2 | 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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  14. Springfield loses jobs in first part of 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 | 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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  15. New chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 29 | 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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  16. Bad roads: the price of neglectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | 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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  17. Burglary arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | 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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  18. Y Block: What's next?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | 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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  19. Bid to override gun vetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | 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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  20. Abilities meet e-commerceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 27 | 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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