Check out this video shot in northeastern Peoria County by Rob Hilsabeck on Saturday, Nov. 17, during the first weekend of firearm deer hunting. Is this a dog? A wolf? A wolf-dog-coyote cross? What’s your opinion?
The debate over how to protect the Great Lakes from voracious Asian carp appeared no closer to settlement Tuesday following release of a federal report with options that could cost billions and require extensive re-engineering of Chicago's busy waterway network. STORY & COMMENTS
Two words dominate the fishing scene in Illinois this week: crappie and walleye. Mix in some big northern pike, a big muskie and some fat-bellied bass and you've got the best fishing report so far in 2009. STORY & COMMENTS
Anthropology students at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville say they're disheartened by the apparent vandalism and possible looting from one of their archaeological dig sites. STORY & COMMENTS
All birds go through a post-breeding season molt (where they replace old worn feathers with new ones), but some cardinals and blue jays tend to take it to the extreme. So far, I’ve received two pictures of “bald cardinals” in the past week or so. STORY & COMMENTS