Hanna City brothers Josh and Jacob Ruchotzke both face tremendous physical obstacles. Jacob, 11, has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, while his older brother Josh, 14, lost his legs and most of his fingers to a severe infection. Yet both brothers were able to shoot their first deer duing the Illinois Youth Firearms Hunt. The hunt was arranged by the Heart of Illinois Whitetails chapter of Whitetails Unlimited.
Tailwaters of Lake Shelbyville a prime destination for muskie anglers each winter as drawdown gets underway and muskie start congregating below the dam in impressive numbers. State record 38-pound, 8-ounce fish also came from the spillway. STORY & COMMENTS
Authorities say a bloody severed body part found along a central Illinois bike trail belonged to a bear. A walker found the mangled paw on Thanksgiving morning along the bike trail in Decatur. STORY & COMMENTS