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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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Pere Marquette State Park flooded

June 30, 2008 at 10:27 PM

Flood waters are moving down the Mississippi River, as evidenced by these pictures at Pere Marquette State Park, taken Sunday by Bob Creel of Belleville.

Writes Creel, “Last weekend the water was only over Illinois Highway 100 in a couple areas.”

Good thing the Department of Natural Resources can count on Gov. Blagojevich for plenty of help cleaning up the flood damage and debris. Ahem.

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