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Riley Cain, 5, struggles to hold up a 16-inch crappie caught on Lake Kinkaid. Her Dad, Chad is a guide on lake Kinkaid and is teaching his two little girls the art of fishing. Her sister Jordan (wearing a tutu) was featured yesterday.
The first of Illinois’ hunting seasons already are underway. Squirrel hunting started Aug. 1, and more seasons are right around the corner. Dove season starts Sept. 1 and teal hunting on Sept. 7. To help keep everything straight, here is a compilation of Illinois hunting seasons in chronological order. STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois scientists can take a unique look at how changes in the state's landscape have affected birds, thanks to three identical scientific studies spanning 100 years. The work actually started in the early 1900s when students from the University of Illinois walked three east-west routes across the state. STORY & COMMENTS
An algae outbreak has closed off several lakes in northern Illinois to boaters and swimmers. The blue-green algae, which release potentially harmful toxins into the water, has flourished because of the warm, dry and sunny weather. STORY & COMMENTS
Prospects for Lake Michigan's salmon fishing this summer are good to excellent, with plenty of fish, good weights early and baitfish supply that should keep the game fish going for at least a couple of more years. STORY & COMMENTS