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Sienna Hadley, 7, enjoyed her first Youth Turkey Hunt in Sangamon County on April 7, 2012. She harvested this 21-pound bird with a 10 1/2 inch beard and 1 inch spurs, while hunting with her grandfather Gray Pierson.
Ducks are pouring into the Illinois River Valley at a rate almost three times the 10-year average according to the latest Aerial Waterfowl Inventory conducted by the Illinois Natural History Survey. STORY & COMMENTS
Grants were awarded to 42 projects, including $400,000 to the Rockford Park District to develop a winter activity center and golf course and $400,000 to the Champaign Park District to develop Boulder Ridge Park. STORY & COMMENTS
The private company is in the midst of an aggressive expansion that will see it increase its locations by more than a third in the next two-and-a-half years. Since Feb. 22, 2012, the company has announced 20 planned new stores around the country and Canada, all slated to open between this fall and 2015 — in addition to a planned Memphis location that has been in the works for years. STORY & COMMENTS