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Tracey Maras submitted this picture of a groundhog way above ground: “I walked out of the front door and saw this ball of fur about 20 feet up in a tree, just at the tree line. I grabbed my camera, took a few photos, then left him to go on his way.”
Thursday’s Illinois House defeat of a proposal to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons hinged on regional differences, not partisan ones, with lawmakers from the Chicago suburbs holding the swing votes. STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois landowners or lessees can mark trees or posts on their property with purple paint as a "no trespassing" notice. The “Purple Paint Law” – Senate Bill 1914 – was signed by Gov. Pat Quinn Aug. 22 and took effect immediately. STORY & COMMENTS