Illinois Department Of Natural Resources
Urban flooding in Illinois is most common in older parts of towns and has been made worse by urbanization and changes in climate, according to a new state report.
Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they’ll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to 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.
Whitney Young Magnet High School students had their hands full in southern Illinois on Friday, as they helped release endangered turtles students from across the state had adopted and raised for seven months.
Chris Young, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said it appears the bear is making a loop — down from Wisconsin; through Winnebago, Boone, DeKalb, and Ogle counties; then apparently back northwest.
The improving water quality of the Chicago River has experts hopeful that 30,000 Channel catfish being released into the river on Tuesday will have a good chance of survival.
A top administrator at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has resigned because the agency says he violated rules by participating in professional fishing tournaments while on sick leave last summer.
A sailboat left floating at the dock at the end of last season is now frozen in the ice-covered water, a curiosity to local ice fishermen, and people who pass by on the lakefront path.
Roughly 100 Evanston residents Wednesday night applauded a proposal to lease a historic mansion on Evanston’s lakefront to the state’s coastal management program for its offices and an education center.
Because of high and fast-running water caused by last week’s storms, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and its Conservation Police have banned boating along the Fox River between the dam at McHenry and the dam at Montgomery.
Biologists at the Shedd Aquarium were hoping the addition of three Asian bighead carp to the Invasive Species exhibit would persuade visitors to help keep the voracious fish out of Lake Michigan.
Skunks – it’s what the stink’s all about. In the northern suburbs – skunks are making a big stink.
It’s something you might expect to see in Montana – or even in northern Wisconsin, but a black bear in Illinois? A locomotive engineer says he’s sure he saw one last Tuesday.
All of Illinois is now officially in a drought, and state officials are looking to the heavens for some intervention.
You know them as the invasive species trying to enter Lake Michigan, but one Taste of Chicago booth could get you to think differently about Asian Carp.
There should be plenty of venison for holiday dinners this season.
The State’s Attorney of Grundy County southwest of Chicago has brought poaching charges against three men who allegedly killed a valuable deer on private property.
Is the Asian carp an invasive species or a tasty delicacy?