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Election Night Coverage on WTAX

Joey McLaughlin and Ray Lytle will anchor the evening's coverage.


Burger King to Pay for Burger-King Wedding

Joel Burger and Ashley King have been known as Burger-King since they were in the fifth grade together in New Berlin.


AG Madigan Encourages Voters to Report Election Fraud

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office will be monitoring elections across the state to ensure voters' rights are upheld.

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State Approves Springfield-Area Marijuana Dispensary

The agency said Health Central LLC is qualified in Dispensary District 9.

3-16-15 Springfield School Board

Springfield Public Schools: State Aid Problems Continue

The good news -- the Springfield Public School District doesn't have to lay off any teachers this year because of finances. The bad news -- finances still aren't good.


Candidates React to Departure of CWLP’s Hobbie

The two candidates for Springfield mayor differ on the future of CWLP.

4-6-15 Autism Project

The Autism Program Warns of Serious Problems if Rauner Cuts Funding

The head of a state-funded program whose funding was just cut by Governor Bruce Rauner says Rauner is ignoring what lawmakers just passed in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget fix.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to students during a visit to Lamphier High School Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner says he is confident state schools and other critical programs can be fully funded despite the state's budget crisis.

Rauner Defends Grant Cuts Despite Budget Fix

Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his decision to suspend $26 million in grants to public health and social services programs.


Not Much Relief for Cubs Fans at Season Opener

The Chicago Cubs say they'll do better after some fans had to wait a long time on Sunday.


Illinois State University Unveils Dietz Portrait

Illinois State University president Larry Dietz is now immortalized in a portrait.

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Residents Petition for Medical Marijuana Additions

Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program.


Lawmakers Predict Economic Ripple Effect in University Towns

Lawmakers defending higher education say it's an economic issue.


Dems Prepare to Blame Rauner for Overtime Session

Democratic lawmakers say if it seems like the legislature is heading for an overtime summer session, that’s on the governor.


Illinois Economy Grows as Companies Add Jobs

The Illinois economy is growing at a rate seldom seen since the recession.


National Park Service Plans Lincoln Commemoration

The National Park Service plans to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's funeral procession from Washington, D.C., to Springfield.


Jobe Votes “No” to Support His Boss, Gov. Rauner

He did it once, but Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe says he won't do it again.

Obesity Prevention

Obesity Down in Illinois’ Third Graders

Numbers down slightly from 10 years ago.

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State Lawmaker Wants to Police to Have More and Better Training on Dealing with Mentally Ill

The bill has already passed in the House Human Services Committee

Budget Cuts

Service Providers Fret About Monday After Rauner Cuts Grants

Governor's office says he would rather make cuts than to increase taxes or borrow.

Newborn Screening

Lawmakers Urged to Add ALD to Newborn Screenings

Disease could be caught early and cured with newborn screenings and stem cell therapy.

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