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  1. Biden backs out; Buttigieg fills inRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Doctor's orders - no traveling. That's why former vice president Joe Biden is not coming to Springfield for tomorrow's Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair.

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  2. 311 brings new songs to their grandstand show Wednesday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The group would have toured this year even if it didn't have a fairly new batch of music to bring to the fans. They stop in Springfield at the Illinois State Fair this week.

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  3. Williamsville! With special guest ForeignerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Springfield area high school choral group had a rock and roll night to remember: performing with Foreigner Sunday at the state fair grandstand. "There aren't as many opportunities as before where you are working in a collaborative environment," he said the day after the show.

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  4. Illinois inspectors climb over, under Fair rides for safetyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 11 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, photo, Illinois Department of Labor amusement ride safety inspectors Bill Szerletich, left, and Brian Brown inspect the safety bars on the compartments of the carnival ride "Downdraft," a ride in the midway of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, Ill. Six Labor Department inspectors spent four days last week going over approximately 65 carnival rides running at the state fair through Sunday.

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  5. Bicentennial stamp at the fairRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The U.S. Postal Service wants to claim its share of Illinois State Fair limelight, which is why it used the fair's post office to unveil a stamp which has been in circulation for five months. "During the fair, we'll be open here and have a special cancellation envelope commemorating Illinois statehood," said Springfield postmaster Israel Hilton, "as well as other Illinois statehood stamp products available during the 2018 Illinois State Fair, so please come visit us in the Expo Building."

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  6. I love a paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Parade fans in Springfield lined Sangamon Avenue and the roads inside the fairgrounds to see the annual Twilight Parade, the custom during "Preview Night" for the fair.

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  7. Guv: Prosecute MadiganRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 10 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Illinois' Number One Republican, Gov. Rauner, says it's not his fault some unusual characters, whom the party is disavowing, are on the ballot in two U.S. House races this fall. Holocaust denier Art Jones and 9/11 and Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Bill Fawell are Republican challengers to Democratic incumbents in Congress.

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  8. Langfelder to stump for city absorbing Capital TwpRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 9 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Aldermen have not advanced a ballot referendum - and now it's too late for November - so Mayor Langfelder says he will collect petition signatures for what he wants to do - for the April election. "Our aldermen represent the same boundaries as Capital Township members, so that's the logical choice," Langfelder said after Wednesday's council meeting.

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  9. Human trafficking fightRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 8 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Human trafficking is not a vestige of some other time or place - or a bad movie. Forced labor and modern-day slavery are real, says a local Congressman who convened a roundtable in Springfield Wednesday.

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  10. Purple Heart DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The commander of a central Illinois Military Order of the Purple Heart chapter, Joe Schaler. read from Gen.

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  11. Killed motorist identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 7 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The driver of the one car motor vehicle incident near the 3700 Block of New City Road early this morning, has been identified as 23 year old Evan A Depoy of Sherman, IL Depoy was pronounced deceased at 02:45am at the scene. Mr. Depoy was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle.

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  12. Decatur boy drowns in Macoupin CoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Ethan Kitchens, age 7, of Decatur was pronounced deceased at HSHS St. John's Hospital 8/3/2018 at 5:30pm. He was transported from Carlinville Area Hospital to Springfield after being pulled from Lake Catoga in Plainview, IL.

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  13. A $2,500 thank youRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 3 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield restaurateurs Court and Karen Conn were out of the country in late April, when an early-morning fire damaged the beer garden of their popular downtown microbrewery, Obed and Isaac's. They were glad there wasn't much damage, and to show their gratitude, they worked with firefighters to craft a special beer in their honors.

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  14. First back pay checks sent out to 900 Illinois workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Comptroller Susana Mendoza says the checks were issued to Department of Public Health workers. Mendoza says the department is the first state agency to issue vouchers to her office enabling the money to be paid.

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  15. Celebrating 66Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The year 2026 is the centennial of Route 66. And the lawmaker whose home sits along the original alignment of the Mother Road, State Rep. Tim Butler , can hardly contain himself. "And on top of that, the World Cup - the greatest sporting event - that same year," Butler said at Tuesday's bill-signing in Plainfield, establishing an Illinois Route 66 Centennial Commission.

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  16. Advisory referendum for Capital Twp stallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 1 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield aldermen Tuesday could not agree to a referendum on the city absorbing Capital Township. Ald. Ralph Hanauer said no to the idea.

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  17. Birthday celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 30 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The demonstration Monday evening in Springfield was one of many around the country put on by the grassroots group Indivisible. The group bills itself as non-partisan, but the participants in Springfield were not shy about speaking ill of the Trump administration and Republican members of Congress, including Downstate incumbent Reps.

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  18. Youa ll have 2,184 arguments with your kids this year and only win half of themRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A new survey found the average parent has six separate arguments with their kids each day. Which works out to 42 arguments a week, 182 a month and 2,184 a year.

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  19. Da oh! a Simpsonsa writer says show not based in MassachusettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 25 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A veteran writer for "The Simpsons" says the show isn't based in Massachusetts despite several references to the state. The Boston Globe reports Mike Reiss recently sat down for a segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the show and his new book, "Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons."

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  20. An early taste of medicineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Some of tomorrow's doctors may have gotten their start this week - at HSHS St John's Hospital's Prairie Heart Institute. Southern Illinois School of Medicine is in its tenth year of the P4 program - Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program.

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