Ten-day old American Bison cub (Bison Bison) stands next to his mother Resi at the Schoenbrunn zoo on April 16, 2009 in Vienna. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)

Bison Thriving At Illinois Preserve

Fourteen bison calves were born this past spring at the 3,500-acre grasslands about 95 miles west of Chicago that’s owned by The Nature Conservancy, bringing the number of bison in the area to 44.


This herd of bison arrived in Illinois this past weekend. (Credit: Ferran Salat Coll)

Bison Comeback: Iconic Plains Species Returns To Illinois

By Heather Sadusky Aside from Chicago, the state of Illinois boasts a quintessential prairie landscape. Or at least, it did at one point. It’s no secret that the Midwest has lost countless acres of its […]


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Environmental Group Sues To Block Illiana Expressway

When a starter herd of Bison comes to the Chicago area, it’ll have a real home on the range to come home to, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Fermilab's bison herd welcomes five calves. The herd now has 25 bison. (Credit: Fermilab)

Fermilab Welcomes Five Bison Calves

The bison herd at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has gotten bigger.


Animals At In The Brookfield Zoo Try To Beat The Summer Heat

Herd Of Bison Set To Move Into Prairie Near Chicago

Within three to five years, a herd of 75 bison may be moving into the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie about an hour southwest of Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2011