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Picture of the Day archive
Kathy Casstevens-Jasiek of the Starved Rock Lodge took this photo of a Pilieated Woodpecker, the largest type of woodpecker in North America, recently. She says she’s seen only two in the past 5 years.
State and national stories from around the country covering the on-going debate about firearms, their regulation and related issues: Feinstein says gun control faces uphill fight; gun demand drives investors into market; and Illinois to take closer look at mental health issues. STORY & COMMENTS
Gov. Pat Quinn has taken a dramatic and headline-grabbing step in proposing a ban on assault-style weapons, but his proposal faces plenty of big hurdles as well as questions about whether it would really do much to reduce crime. STORY & COMMENTS
In August 1995, The State Journal-Register went looking for those special places where kids make summer memories. We found two friends who loved to fish -- Samantha Cullen, 9, and Chris Molash, 10. Molash drowned in Lake Springfield April 3. STORY & COMMENTS