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File photo of a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bid Denied To Halt Illinois Fracking Rules

Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder makes decision on oil & gas drilling


File photo of a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules

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.



Illinois DNR Seeking Maps Of Old Underground Mines

They want to make digital copies before they deteriorate or are destroyed, and believe many are in private hands.



More Bears Migrating to Missouri, Illinois

It’s not unusual to see black bears in the Ozarks south of St. Louis.


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Illinois Creates New Rules on Wild Hog Hunting

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.


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Ill. Lawmakers Investigate Drop In Deer Numbers

Lawmaker will decide whether action is needed to increase the deer population.


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DNR: Illinois Deer Harvest Down Sharply from Last Year

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested roughly 74,000 deer during this year’s firearm season.


A worker cleans and lubricates the head of the machine, after the stimulation hydraulic fracturing of one segment of the well is finished, at Southwestern Energy Co.'s natural gas production site at the Marcellus Shale formation in Camptown, Pennsylvania, U.S. (Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

IDNR: ‘Fracking’ At Least a Year Off in Illinois

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.


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Illinois Eyes $15 Annual ATV Fee

The new surcharge on all-terrain vehicles could bring in up to $800,000 a year, according to IDNR spokesman Chris McCloud.


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Caution: Turtle Crossing

It’s nesting season for local turtles and drivers are advised to keep a look out for the animal crossing the street.



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