Local » Page 8

8-13-15 Skateboard Park

Skateboarders Want New Park

Something that's been in the master plan for Iles Park could finally become reality.

Health

Doctor’s Signature Required for Vaccine Exemption

Getting a religious exemption from immunizations will require a doctor’s signature.

il budget 2016

Do We Really Need a Budget Now?

Illinois didn't shut down, and still hasn't, even though lawmakers and the governor never got together on a budget.

Illinois State Fairgrounds

State Fair Food: Don’t Overdo It

Can you really be health conscious at a place that prides itself on frying whatever food it can get its hands on?

for sale

Home Sales Improve Significantly in Springfield Area

Mike Buscher says, he's solidly in the "optimistic" column after homes sales for July reached their highest total for that month in a decade.

burglary

Chatham Hills Apartments Ransacked, Police Looking for Leads

Burglars have targeted several apartments recently damaged by fire -- police want your help finding them.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

More Fighting Over Documents in Schock Investigation

There were earlier signs of an agreement, but there's fighting again.

state fair logo

Twilight Parade Grand Marshals Named

Two U.S. Navy officers are serving as grand marshals for tonight's Illinois State Fair Twilight Parade.

2015 Illinois State Fair Theme

Traffic Changes for Illinois State Fair

Today's the day that traffic on the north end of Springfield is altered for the next few days to accommodate the Illinois State Fair.

mark_kirk

Kirk Caregiver Is Being Taken Care Of

Kirk campaign alleges smear

illinois state police

Fatal Crash on I-55

SUV rollover

schnuckslogo5

Plans for Third Springfield Schnuck’s Store Delayed

Schnuck's would not be building on the east side near JC Penney's for at least a year or more

4-1-15 Pillsbury

Madigan Files Suit Against Pillsbury Mills Owners, Demolition Company

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has stepped in regarding the alleged improper disposal of asbestos during demolition at the former Pillsbury Mills site.

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise talks with university President Timothy Killeen in the provost's office at the Swanlund Administration Building in Champaign, Ill. Wise said Thursday. Aug. 6, 2015, that she is resigning, citing a range of "external issues" she says have become a distraction for the school. Her resignation is effective Aug. 12. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

U of I to Dismiss Wise, Panel Rejects $400k Bonus

President Timothy Killeen says he intends to offer her a faculty position in which she would report directly to him.

paycheck

Decatur, Springfield Near Top of “Highest Real Minimum Wage” List

More evidence the cost of living in Springfield and parts of central Illinois isn't that bad.

municipalcenter

City to Commission Members: Pay Up, or Get Kicked Out

Aldermen will consider making every city commission member get city-owed debts worked out.

flood

USDA Declares Most Illinois Counties Disaster Areas

The USDA says farmers in the eligible counties have eight months to apply for loans.

money

House Passes Federal Spending Bill Without State Money

Illinois House Democrats have relented and sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a federal spending plan that doesn't include state dollars.

springfield_police_1

Police Arrest Two in Unrelated Shooting Investigations

Springfield Police say two people are in custody following two unrelated shooting incidents.

gas2

Refinery Outage in NW Indiana Sends Gas Prices Soaring

Some Springfield stations jumped 50 cents in the last two days.

Local news provided by

Newsradio 1240 & 107.5 FM WTAX

WTAX Sponsor

Stay up to date on your neighborhood with your trusted news source, WTAX.

Recent Headlines

in Music

10 of the most memorable MTV Video Music Awards moments

mileycyrusvma

Since debuting in 1984, the MTV Video Music Awards have prided themselves on being a stage for all things hip - and often - controversial.

in Entertainment

‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event

16-overlay14

The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

in Entertainment

Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents

11-overlay7

Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in the dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

in Entertainment

The secret to Rob Lowe’s ageless face

17-overlay12

The 51-year-old actor will star in a new series this fall, "The Grinder," and still looks as good as ever.

in Music

Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

pigs

Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.