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Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Peoria Hosting Asian Carp Fishing Tournament

Peoria officials hope nets and bows and arrows will help deal with Asian carp, which are flourishing in the Illinois River.

07/11/2014

The Dresden Lock and Dam on the Illinois River near Coal City, where two people were rescued and a third is missing after going into the water following a boating accident on Sunday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

One Still Missing After Boating Accident Near Coal City

Crews were searching the Illinois River on Monday, a day after a person went missing after a boating accident near southwest suburban Coal City.

06/23/2014

(Photo courtesy Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run)

10th Anniversary Of Iraq, Afghanistan War Memorial Approaching

It’s the war memorial that most people don’t even know exists, even after ten years. It bears the names of more than 7,000 soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WBBM Newsradio–06/06/2013

A stretch of the Illinois River running through Starved Rock State Park. (Credit: Illinois Department Of Natural Resources)

Indiana Man Falls In River, Drowns At Starved Rock

An Indiana man drowned Sunday afternoon after falling off a rock in Starved Rock State Park and falling into the Illinois River.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2011

Eagle Shot

Bald Eagle Shot In North Central Illinois

A juvenile bald eagle was on the mend Wednesday after being shot in north central Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Asian Carp

Plant Turns Asian Carp Into Fillets, Fertilizer

Workers along the Illinois River have found a new use for the invasive Asian carp.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Fox River, Elgin

Cold Has Moved On, But Wet Week Lies Ahead

The cold weather that plagued last week is behind us at last, but a wet and rainy week lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2011