An oak-hickory woodland behind the school becomes an outdoors classroom for students in Chatham, Illinois. Local conservation groups volunteer to lead 350 fourth-graders on nature walks the week of May 2-6, 2011.
As another firearm deer season approaches, it's enjoyable to check back on successful stories from the past -- like this one about 88-year-old Clyde Winkler and his 21-point buck from 2005. STORY & COMMENTS
Canton Lake is a crappie hotspot, Banner Marsh still has bass and might produce a 50-inch muskie and the Emiquon Preserve near Havana might have the state's best bass population. A preview of Peoria-area lakes west of the Illinois River. STORY & COMMENTS
There’s nothing worse than visitors that won’t leave. Even in town, raccoons, squirrels, snakes, opossums, and groundhogs often take up residence in places where they can damage property or pose a health risk to people and pets. STORY & COMMENTS