Local » Page 9

schock

Schock Spends $1 Million from Campaign Fund Since March

Schock owes about $750,000 to the multi-national law firm Jones Day.

Budget Cuts

Eastern to Furlough 200+ Employees

Last month the president sent an email letting employees know that layoffs were possible in July.

beer_festival

Hooray for Happy Hour!

For the first time since the 1980s, happy hours are now legal in Illinois.

state_capitol_2

House Hears More Stories about the Effect of No Budget

Speaker appeals to governor: ignore campaign advisors and sign budget bill

springfield_police_1

Homeless Man Found Dead Behind Store

The man was found at a Dollar Tree store.

state_capitol_2

Munger to Continue Issuing Paychecks; Looks to Upgrade Payroll Systems

If next year brings another budget impasse, the same issues with the state's payroll systems may remain.

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Great Hunter Lake Debate Continues

A vote on moving forward with Hunter Lake is next week.

money pile

Senate Approves One-Month Budget; Overrides Some Full-Year Budget Bill Vetoes

The Illinois Senate has approved over the complaints of Republicans a one-month, temporary budget to keep state government operating.

gavel2

Blagojevich, Hastert Prosecutor Leaving to Become Judge

A U.S. judge overseeing Hastert's case congratulated Carrie Hamilton during a Tuesday status hearing.

state_capitol_4

House Committee Scrutinizes Rauner Pension Proposal

Democratic leaders have blasted the measure. Labor unions called it a waste of time.

JACOB STARK

Stark Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

Jacob Stark, 27, has pleaded guilty to five child porn counts.

bobcat

Bobcat Season Is Coming

Bobcats are no longer endangered, and a newly signed bill aims to curtail what some downstate lawmakers say is a…

Generic WTAX

Chamber to Rauner: Stand Firm

And don't tax services!

Mayor Jim Langfelder honors Springfield Boy Scout Troop 3 at Tuesday night's meeting.  Troop 3 celebrates its 100th anniversary July 20th, and is hosting an ice cream social Sunday to mark the occasion.

Springfield City Council to Vote on Eliminating Pension-Based Benefit

It wasn't that long ago that no vote was expected any time soon on a longstanding city proposal to eliminate a pension perk. Now, Springfield aldermen will vote on it next week.

state_capitol_4

Another Budget Vote Wednesday

Temporary budget likely to go to the governor; veto override of full-year budget is unlikely

for sale

Home Sales Down, But Realtors Remain Optimistic

Local home sales may look down compared to the same period a year ago, but some say those numbers were just too good.

blood vile

Red Cross Starts “RapidPass” Program

The American Red Cross says it's making it easier for people to donate blood, by giving you the chance to do some of the prep work ahead of time.

sangamon_county_building_4

Pick Made for Vacant Sangamon County Board Seat

Pending board approval, Annette Fulgenzi will represent District 17.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

Hastert Attorney: Media Has Complicated Case

Attorney Thomas Green tells a federal judge in Chicago the allegations of past sexual misconduct are "an 800 pound gorilla."

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 Entertainment, Sports

Ronda Rousey biopic in the works

rrousey

Paramount executives have picked up the rights to the 28-year-old's autobiography.

in Entertainment

Ben Stiller back as dimwitted male model in ‘Zoolander 2′ trailer

13-overlay1

The sequel to the 2001 comedy is still several months away but with one-liners like these, we can't wait.

in Entertainment

Jon Stewart prepares to sign off

15-overlay2

After 15 years, the comedian will bid farewell as he hosts his final "Daily Show."

in Music

Lawmakers at odds over Billy Joel highway

billyjoel

The argument over naming a highway for "The Piano Man" has sparked a debate over whether roads should be named for the living or only the dead.

in Music

Fans, family mark 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death with #RippleEffect

20-overlay1

The daughter of late the Grateful Dead frontman has launched a global art project to honor her father.