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  1. Jesse White will seek re-election.Read the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Secretary of State Jesse White says he'll seek a sixth term in 2018. The 83-year-old Democrat told a crowd of 1,800 at a party brunch in Springfield on Thursday, "I'm your man."

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  2. Springfield City Council approves resolution against hateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield City Council members have unanimously approved a resolution affirming the state capital city's commitment to civil rights and opposition to racism. Tuesday's vote comes two days after hundreds attended a vigil in Springfield honoring those killed and injured at a protest and white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

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  3. Golf, peace before aldermen TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The woman trying to return Springfield to the map, as far as national golf is concerned, says the Web Dot Com tour here is growing. Kate Peters, director of the Lincoln Land Charity Championship, told Springfield aldermen Tuesday the event had an impact.

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  4. Woman drives vehicle into front of Schucks on Chatham RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield police say one person was arrested after crashing a vehicle into the front of a Schnucks store on the city's southwest side early Tuesday morning.

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  5. Woman killed by train identified.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Sangamon County Coroner, Cinda Edwards, says the pedestrian who was killed by a train in Springfield late Friday night has been identified. 33 year old Debra Vogt of Springfield was identified by her fingerprints.

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  6. Illinois Senate denounces Va. attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 14 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A state senator - grandson of a Holocaust survivor - says it's regrettable to be talking about Charlottesville a in Springfield. State Sen. Daniel Biss supports a Senate resolution against white nationalists and-neo Nazis.

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  7. Vigil held in downtown Springfield to promote racial harmonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 14 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Here in Springfield around 300 protesters gathered downtown at a Sunday night vigil and chanted slogans such as "racism is wrong," "white supremacy is unacceptable" and "we won't tolerate it here". Organizers say they wanted to pay their respects to the victims of the Charlottesville tragedy and promote racial unity.

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  8. Senate overrides SB 1 vetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 13 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Sponsoring State Sen. Andy Manar says one of the booby traps in the governor's plan is a change in "hold harmless" calculations that would hurt districts. "The veto sets up a cliff that's undeniable," Manar told reporters after the session, "for school districts that are losing enrollment are located in counties that have tax-cap laws in place."

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  9. The fair is onRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    "We mash 'em really well," says Bernie Coleman of Springfield. "We don't use sugar water.

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  10. SB 1 backers rally againRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The Faith Coalition for the Common Good backed Springfield area parents and lawmakers Thursday morning to try to shut down Gov. Bruce Rauner's school funding plans. Sarah Beth Payne, a parent from Chatham, is insulted.

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  11. Sunday! Sunday! SundayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    The subject will be school funding. Gov. Bruce Rauner has issues an amendatory veto to Senate Bill One, the bill which was supposed to overhaul the way the state pays for schools.

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  12. Former UIS employee sentenced to prison for aggravated sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A former University of Illinois Springfield employee has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated criminal sexual assault and obstruction of justice in June. 54-year-old Xuesong "Gary" Yang is said to have coerced a 17-year-old to relocate to Springfield from China in August of 2016.

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  13. Safety study planned at Illinois university auditoriumRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 8 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Officials at the University of Illinois in Springfield say an outside consulting firm will review safety issues at the Sangamon Auditorium following the death of a concertgoer this year. University spokesman Blake Wood says Grey and Associates of Champaign will conduct the study, which is expected to cost about $5,000.

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  14. Springfield native Sam Pfister is new Director of Federal AffairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    A Springfield man has been named Director of Federal Affairs in Washington D.C. Sam Pfister will be working closely with Congress and the Executive Branch to ensure Illinois' interests are being represented. Pfister will also work with the Governor's office to achieve desired goals.

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  15. Two-way proposal advancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Changing downtown streets to two-way might sound like a good idea, but Alderman Chuck Redpath wants some facts to back it up. "This is a chance to bring new economics downtown - those are the hard numbers people want to hear about," he said.

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  16. Startup SpringfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    That's Springfield, in the top fifteen Midwest cities for startups, as reported by Tech Crunch. It's the only city in Illinois mentioned other than Chicago.

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  17. District 186 students must have physicals & shots by August 21stRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    District 186 schools open August 21st. Registration is now going on, but children new to Springfield schools and those entering Pre-K, Kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade are required to have physicals and immunizations.

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  18. SPD: Vehicle burglary incidents rise over the summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    All this summer, areas around Springfield have been plagued by burglaries to motor vehicles. Police are looking for vehicle burglars who have been stealing more than just items from cars.

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  19. Korean War museum closes its doorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 2 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    S igns posted Tuesday at the Korean War National Museum in downtown Springfield read that it was with "deepest regrets" that the museum had closed as of Saturday. The museum phone number was answered with a similar message.

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  20. Two juveniles charged with rash of car burglariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 1 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    Springfield police have apprehended two juveniles they believe are responsible for a rash of car burglaries in Trevi Gardens and Lincolnshire subdivisions. According to reports at around 3:30am Monday police responded to a call of a burglary in progress in the 3800 block of Greenfield.

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