Here’s some footage of a white buck taken last winter by Jacqueline J. Agee in Chicago Heights on Chicago Heights/Glenwood Road down the street from the Glenwood School For Boys. Sun-Times writer Dale Bowman is trying to gather more information on white deer in that area.
The state of Illinois could begin charging entrance fees at state parks under a bill approved by the House Monday. The House voted 81-29 to allow the Department of Natural Resources to develop a fee plan for state parks. The bill, HB 5789, does not set out a fee structure. STORY & COMMENTS
Here's some extra information on Puma concolor, including identification, previous confirmed sightings, resources and even information on conflicts between people and cougars over the last 125 years. STORY & COMMENTS
State oversight of gun ownership in Illinois is “limited” in its ability to safeguard the public because of poor follow-through, inadequate collection of mental health records and tardy action on permit applications by “overwhelmed” Illinois State Police officials, an audit reported Thursday. STORY & COMMENTS