Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder makes decision on oil & gas drilling
The long-awaited plan Friday will regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois but environmentalists fear may be too lenient.
They want to make digital copies before they deteriorate or are destroyed, and believe many are in private hands.
It’s not unusual to see black bears in the Ozarks south of St. Louis.
Wild hogs have become so much of an issue that the state has come out with new rules about the release, transportation and harvest of the animals.
Lawmaker will decide whether action is needed to increase the deer population.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested roughly 74,000 deer during this year’s firearm season.
Illinois environmental officials say it will be at least a year until the start of hydraulic fracturing in the state. New state regulations for the practice are nearly complete.
The new surcharge on all-terrain vehicles could bring in up to $800,000 a year, according to IDNR spokesman Chris McCloud.
It’s nesting season for local turtles and drivers are advised to keep a look out for the animal crossing the street.