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Bob Schnettgoecke, a taxidermist from Grafton, Ill., holds an Award of Excellence he received from he National Taxidermist Association. Schnettgoecke has been involved with the art of taxidermy for 22 years and has made it his full-time career for the last nine years.
The Lake County Forest Preserve District says the small, colorful snakes were released Thursday as part of a partnership with the Lincoln Park Zoo. Experts say the snakes' numbers are declining because of habitat loss and pesticide use. STORY & COMMENTS
Mike Kaufmann is ready to step out of the duck blind and into the halls of Congress to lobby on behalf coastal wetlands battered by erosion, natural disasters and now the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. STORY & COMMENTS
Thursdays are now fishing day at Prairie State Outdoors, as we will be compiling statewide fishing reports from now through October. Feel free to pass on reports or other input to help make the information better. STORY & COMMENTS