Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Illinois deer hunters killed more than 72,000 deer during last weekend’s opening of the 2012 firearm season.
The agency’s safety tips include always being aware of surroundings and knowing what is beyond the target.
Glen & Jared McNelly restored the entrance sign to Pere Marquette State Park.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is urging organizers of fireworks displays to make sure the vendors they hire are properly licensed.
The extreme heat and lack of rain throughout Illinois are creating the right conditions for fish kills in ponds and backwater lakes.
Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross says the bill would stop state lawmakers from padding their pensions by taking better-paying jobs in government.
IDNR Director Marc Miller says parks will “absolutely not” be closed.
A report in 1974 started that Illinois had more than 172,000 acres, in 40 Illinois counties impacted by strip mining.
Counting all of the other deer seasons, Paul Shelton, withthe Illinois Department of Natural Resoruces estimates the overall total will be as much as 190,000.
Additional crews were called in Saturday afternoon to try to stop wildfire’s spread.