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Sienna Hadley, 7, enjoyed her first Youth Turkey Hunt in Sangamon County on April 7, 2012. She harvested this 21-pound bird with a 10 1/2 inch beard and 1 inch spurs, while hunting with her grandfather Gray Pierson.
Archery deer hunters weren’t the only ones to hit the woods in search of a trophy late this week. Read about some local guys who are on the hunt for the best mushrooms out there. And be sure to check out the soup recipe. STORY & COMMENTS
Chicago officials sparred Thursday with the National Rifle Association and more-conservative, downstate legislators over proposals being considered in the Illinois Legislature that would ban military-style assault weapons. STORY & COMMENTS
A wave of retirements at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources could result in no full-time employees at some parks. DNR confirmed Tuesday that 80 of the department’s 1,100 employees have filed notices of their intention to retire. STORY & COMMENTS