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Mayoral Candidates Debate on WTAX — And Ask Each Other Questions

3-26-15 Mayoral Debate

Minimum wage, right to work zones, and other questions were posed.

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Springfield Opens New Park

3-26-15 Playground

Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

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Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

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The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

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Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

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National Guard Talks More About Guardsman Accused of Terrorism

3-26-15 National Guard

An Illinois National Guard soldier is one of two people arrested for allegedly providing support to ISIS.

Sports

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Aaron Hernandez trail delayed by bomb threat

Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez listens during a motion regarding jail phone recordings during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Hernandez is accused in the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

A bomb threat has delayed proceedings of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial.

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GPS can’t help Cubs pitcher find his way

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You've heard of baseball pitchers who have trouble finding the plate. How about a pitcher who can't even find the ballpark?

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The biggest bank accounts in baseball

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The Yankees are once again baseball's most valuable team.

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Aaron Hernandez cousin due back on the stand in murder trial

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Prosecutors are "about a week or so" away from resting their case, which is beginning its ninth week.

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Judge lets ex-NHL players’ lawsuit go on

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Former players are seeking unspecified financial damages and medical monitoring for neurological disorders.

Lifestyle

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Eyes on the road: AAA says distracted driving worse than we thought

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You know how some people insist they can drive safely — even while they fiddle with their smartphones or other electronic devices? They can't.

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Bill would create organic-style labels for modified foods

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House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.

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Parents increasingly seeking urban lifestyles for kids

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Along the way, they're pushing cities to be more welcoming of families.

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Are passwords past their prime?

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Could having a password become passé?

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When it comes to e-cigs, Big Tobacco is concerned for your health

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Big tobacco companies have pushed for a range of controls on e-cigarettes, including health warnings, restricted sales, and scientific testing requirements.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: National Anthem ‘fans’ at Walmart

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We all did this as kids ... we just probably didn't get caught on camera doing it in a Walmart.

News

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Today in entertainment history: March 27

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A look back on Hollywood headlines of years past.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

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Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?

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Idris Elba could be the next ‘Star Trek’ villain

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The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.

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Balki’s bills: ‘Perfect Strangers’ star owes $280K in taxes, mortgage payments

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Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.

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Van Halen plan tour, live album

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The band is back and ready to hit the road.

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Boy George joining ‘American Idol’

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The Culture Club singer has signed on to mentor "Idol" hopefuls.

What's Happening

WYMG Welcomes Sammy Hagar and The Circle to the IL State Fair!

Sammy Hagar

Sammy Hagar will be at the Illinois State Fair on August 14!

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Eggs

Bounce your way to our FREE Easter Egg Hunt on April 4th at Knight’s Action Park!

YMG’s March Mania

March Mania 2015

The Mania is here – Make your picks NOW!

Color Dash 5K!

Color Dash

Come and enjoy the World’s Brightest 5k with us benefiting the YMCA of Springfield’s Strong Kids Scholarship Fund!

Closings & Delays

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Get the latest closing/delay info HERE!

Lunch with Lynch and Liz

III Tomasos

Win FREE lunch for 10 from III Tomassos Italian Bistro!