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Make Reservations Now to Camp Out, Watch Solar Eclipse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – Campsite reservations are now open for those hoping to camp out and watch the solar eclipse in southern Illinois next summer. 147 more words


Illinois steps up efforts to increase monarch butterfly population

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Efforts are underway in Illinois to find a way to increase the monarch butterfly habitat in the state.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it’s hosting an online survey this month and having a conservation meeting in Springfield in September. 107 more words


Free Youth Fishing Clinics In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Young people and their families can learn how to fish at free clinics across Illinois this summer.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Urban Fishing Program is geared toward people age 16 and younger, but anyone is welcome to attend. 107 more words


Offer To Reopen Horseshoe Lake Park Thwarted

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP)- A utility company has rejected a local park district’s offer to cover the unpaid electric bills at a Metro-East state park that was recently closed under the ongoing budget impasse. 122 more words


60-Mile Chase Starts With Assault On DNR Officer

LITCHFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) – A 32-year-old Florissant man is in custody after allegedly assaulting an Illinois Department of Natural Resources officer, and then leading police on a 60-mile chase into north St. 216 more words


Ill. Attorney General Mulls Coal Mining Lawsuit

ST. LOUIS (AP)- The Illinois Attorney General’s Office is considering legal action against the state’s natural resources agency for what prosecutors call a failure to follow the terms of a court-brokered plan to toughen oversight of Illinois coal mines. 112 more words


Illinois Wants Your Deer's Head This Hunting Season

Springfield, IL (AP/KMOX) – Hunters in Illinois are being asked to provide samples of their deer.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is testing for chronic wasting disease.   153 more words