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Michael Shaw, 2, went mushrooming for the first time with his grandpa, Ron Barnes, and found about seven mushrooms. He was shown a mushroom one time, and he knew what to look for! He can’t wait to look for more mushrooms.
The debate over how to protect the Great Lakes from voracious Asian carp appeared no closer to settlement Tuesday following release of a federal report with options that could cost billions and require extensive re-engineering of Chicago's busy waterway network. STORY & COMMENTS
While mallards were sparse along the Illinois River, most public sites still exceeded expectations for the Central Zone waterfowl opening weekend thanks to teal, gadwall, pintails and wood ducks. STORY & COMMENTS
An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining whitetail deer semen valued at $55,000. That semen came from a buck in East Texas that he knew had been transported illegally from an out-of-state source. STORY & COMMENTS