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Bid Denied To Halt Illinois Fracking RulesMadison County Judge Barbara Crowder makes decision on oil & gas drilling
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Issues Long-Awaited Fracking RulesThe 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 MinesThey want to make digital copies before they deteriorate or are destroyed, and believe many are in private hands.
More Bears Migrating to Missouri, IllinoisIt's not unusual to see black bears in the Ozarks south of St. Louis.
Illinois Creates New Rules on Wild Hog HuntingWild 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.
Ill. Lawmakers Investigate Drop In Deer NumbersLawmaker will decide whether action is needed to increase the deer population.
DNR: Illinois Deer Harvest Down Sharply from Last YearThe Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters harvested roughly 74,000 deer during this year's firearm season.
IDNR: 'Fracking' At Least a Year Off in IllinoisIllinois 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.
Illinois Eyes $15 Annual ATV FeeThe new surcharge on all-terrain vehicles could bring in up to $800,000 a year, according to IDNR spokesman Chris McCloud.
Caution: Turtle CrossingIt's nesting season for local turtles and drivers are advised to keep a look out for the animal crossing the street.
Illinois Bill Would Criminalize Wasting MeatSgt. Jamie Maul of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says this is needed.
Record Illinois Deer HarvestIllinois deer hunters killed more than 72,000 deer during last weekend's opening of the 2012 firearm season.

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