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Illinois Officials Urge Hunting Safety

The agency’s safety tips include always being aware of surroundings and knowing what is beyond the target.

10/01/2012

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Grafton Residents Honored For Volunteerism

Glen & Jared McNelly restored the entrance sign to Pere Marquette State Park.

08/18/2012

Fireworks

Officials: Make Sure Fireworks Vendor Is Licensed

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is urging organizers of fireworks displays to make sure the vendors they hire are properly licensed.

07/03/2012

Sun Heat

Illinois Heat Creating Conditions For Fish Kills

The extreme heat and lack of rain throughout Illinois are creating the right conditions for fish kills in ponds and backwater lakes.

07/01/2012

Illinois Lawmakers Trying to Close Pension Loopholes

Illinois House Minority Leader Tom Cross says the bill would stop state lawmakers from padding their pensions by taking better-paying jobs in government.

03/30/2012

State park

Proposed Illinois DNR Budget Cuts at 13.5 Percent

IDNR Director Marc Miller says parks will “absolutely not” be closed.

03/05/2012

Strip mining, Illinois

$24-Million for Strip Mine Damage in Illinois

A report in 1974 started that Illinois had more than 172,000 acres, in 40 Illinois counties impacted by strip mining.

12/19/2011

Deer Missouri Conservation Department 4

Illinois Deer Season Falls Short

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.

12/08/2011

Pere Marquette State Park wildfire (photo courtesy:KMOV)

Pere Marquette Park Fire Still Burning

Additional crews were called in Saturday afternoon to try to stop wildfire’s spread.

11/19/2011

Feral Hog 1

Wild Hogs, Shoot on Sight

Wild hogs threaten wildlife and domestic livestock, damage to land, water and habitat.

11/04/2011

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