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Jake Melton (left) and Jimmy Chasteen show off their deer shot in Fulton County. Jake’s deer is a 17-pointer weighing 225 pounds. It was shot on Oct. 30, 2010. Jimmy’s deer is a 13-pointer weighing 210 pounds shot by bow a day earlier.
An ancient fish that has survived for millions of years is getting a helping hand from a student at the University of Illinois Springfield. Nathan Grider, a graduate student in biology, has been studying the alligator gar, a fish that has inhabited waterways in North America for 3.5 million years. STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois scientists can take a unique look at how changes in the state's landscape have affected birds, thanks to three identical scientific studies spanning 100 years. The work actually started in the early 1900s when students from the University of Illinois walked three east-west routes across the state. STORY & COMMENTS