Each year free-roaming and feral cats kill hundreds of million of birds in the United States. One controversial solution to deal with the feral cat problem is trap, neuter and release. However, this video from the American Bird Conservancy says the programs do not work.
It may be hard to think of this week's deep freeze as anything but miserable, but there are silver linings: The extreme cold may help raise low water in the Great Lakes, protect shorelines and wetlands from erosion, kill insect pests and slow the migration of invasive species. STORY & COMMENTS
Panfishing time is here in force across Illinois, with perch, crappie and bluegill all biting well. Crappie are best in the northern two-thirds of the state but bluegill are also moving shallow. STORY & COMMENTS