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Ellie Bunnell, age 8, of Salem hooked two flathead catfish from the Carlyle Lake Spillway, weighing 21 lbs and 24 lbs. Pictured with Ellie is her dad, John Bunnell, who is holding the 24 pound flathead.
If stealing is the only solution politicians can dream up to keep Illinois parks open this fall, they should lock the gates. That’s the sad conclusion Jeff Lampe has reached regarding the latest no-win situation in the world of Illinois natural resources. STORY & COMMENTS
Two adult bucks killed by hunters in Macon County during the fall 2011 firearm season have tested positive for chronic wasting disease - the first wild deer to test positive in the state. STORY & COMMENTS
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the federal government will accept 1.7 million acres of additional farm land into the Conservation Reserve Program under the general sign-up for the current year. STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police Officers made 42 arrests on charges of operating under the influence or driving under the influence during the recent Labor Day holiday weekend. STORY & COMMENTS