Illinois State Parks Face $1 Billion In Delayed Maintenance; 'You Have To Prioritize'“There is a billion dollars worth of delayed maintenance for our parks and facilities,” Illinois Department of Natural Resources director Colleen Callahan said.
Survey Finds No Asian Carp In Chicago-Area WaterwaysIllinois officials say a survey this month for Asian carp in Chicago-area waterways found no trace of the invasive fish.
Illinois State Museum Names Director After Nationwide SearchShe has served in leadership posts at the Abbe Museum in Maine and the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Indiana, which won awards during her tenure.
Person Wanted For Killing 19 Canadian Geese With Car In MundeleinAfter a man killed six Canadian geese with his car in Chicago last week, police say a similar incident, with a much higher death count, happened in Mundelein.
Separated For 100 Years, Preservationists Connect Mill Creek, Cal-Sag ChannelFriends of the Chicago River and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources have linked Mill Creek in Chicago's southwest suburbs to the Cal-Sag Channel.
Bobcat Harvest Up 8 Percent To 343 In Illinois This YearOf this year's total, 159 were harvested with guns, 129 were trapped, 18 succumbed to archery and 37 were "salvaged" road-kill.
Illinois Adds 30 Sites To National Historic RegisterSites added last year in Illinois include Promontory Point in Chicago's Burnham Park, a nationally significant African-American art center and nine historic districts that combined include more than 2,800 properties.
Illinois Hunters Take Nearly 81K Deer During Firearm SeasonMuzzleloader-only deer season begins Friday and runs through Sunday. The archery deer season continues through January 20.
Recreational Areas Get $1.5 Million In Federal Grant MoneyThe money will come from the Recreational Trails Program, a federal grant program that in Illinois is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in cooperation with the state's transportation department.
Teens Charged With Killing 5 Pelicans In State Wildlife AreaTwo teenagers have been charged stemming from the illegal shooting of white pelicans at a state wildlife area in southeastern Illinois earlier this month, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police.
Mutilated Rabbits Found In Lincoln Square NeighborhoodThe Illinois Department of Natural Resources says someone has been disfiguring rabbits in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.
New Report Details Urban Flooding Problems In IllinoisUrban 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.
Industry To Seek Changes In 'Fracking' RulesSupporters 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.
State Agency Issues Long-Awaited Fracking Rules 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 Students Help Raise, Release Snapping TurtlesWhitney 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.