Zac Wilson takes his 13-year-old son, Cody, on his first shotgun deer hunt and records Cody's first deer kill. They were hunting on private land in Richland County, the first day of the November shotgun deer season.
UPDATED: Parties are split on legislation requiring registration of handguns and creating a new tax on ammunition. Both bills passed a committee 7-4 Wednesday and now go to the House floor. STORY & COMMENTS
"I came in from a hunt walked into the garage, unloaded all the stuff and looked over and saw a small umbrella," said Charlie Thomas. "It hit me. I got my wife to print a big picture of a gobbler and bring it to the garage." The crude design of a gobbler drawn across the top of that umbrella was the start of what is now Mississippi Decoys Inc. STORY & COMMENTS
Rockford Register Star: "We’d better come out and say it up front: Randy Olson’s leadership of the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District is disgraceful to democracy and to the county’s crown jewels, our 39 beautiful forest preserves and three county golf courses." STORY & COMMENTS
A Sherman family whose two youngest children were killed when a tree fell on their tent while camping near the Quad Cities three years ago has settled its lawsuit against the campground for $1.25 million. STORY & COMMENTS