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home : outdoors : hot topics   April 29, 2016 

Power shut off, and state closes two state parks
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced today that Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area near Ramsey and Horseshoe Lake State Park near Granite City will be closed indefinitely. Ramsey Lake is being closed due to termination of electrical service. Horseshoe Lake will close April 25 due to termination of trash and electrical service. There is no estimate of when either site might reopen.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rauner proclaims April 24-30 as Illinois Bird Appreciation Week
To mark 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty agreement between the United States and Canada, April 24-30 has been proclaimed as Illinois Bird Appreciation Week by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day in the Forest Preserves
The Forest Preserves of Cook County will celebrate Earth Day with volunteer opportunities, programs and events April 23-24.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

View bison in expedition May 7 at Midewin prairie
The public can view bison during a public bus tour May 7 at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 45 miles east of La Salle.
Monday, April 18, 2016

Masters Walleye Circuit chosen for hall of fame
Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit has been chosen for induction in 2016 class for the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, and the director of the annual tournament series that begins in the Illinois Valley says Spring Valley residents and Spring Valley Walleye Club have a lot to do with that success and recognition.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Scientists say lions are in big trouble
When Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion, the Internet exploded with outrage. But scientists who have studied lions say the big cats have been in big trouble for years.
Friday, July 31, 2015

Decision looms on ATV facility in western Illinois park

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A plan to convert part of Siloam Springs State Park in western Illinois into a facility for all-terrain vehicles is awaiting a decision from the new head of state parks.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Rosenthal, farmer, military officer, named DNR director
Current state representative, farm owner and former Illinois Air National Guard brigadier general Wayne Rosenthal of Morrisonville was announced today as the director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources by the office of Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Illinois coyotes key in capture of Iowa fugitive
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — A pack of wild coyotes in Illinois has proved to be pivotal in the capture of an Iowa fugitive.
Friday, October 24, 2014


 

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