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Connor Hood, 9, the son of Douglas Hood, poses with his first tom, taken on the opener of the youth season in Mercer County. It weighed 25 pounds nad had a 9-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Special thanks to Duane and Shirley Zwicker for the opportunity to share this moment the Hoods.
Efforts to use some dedicated funds to pay bills could land the state of Illinois in trouble — again. The Illinois House recently passed legislation authorizing $221 million to be taken from a long list of state funds. But some federal funds within the DNR come with specific restrictions on their use. STORY & COMMENTS