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IDNR Offers Opportunity for Youth Turkey Hunters - Deadlines Feb 27

Thanks to a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources is able to provide additional access for youth turkey hunters this spring.   143 more words

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Bid Denied To Halt Illinois Fracking Rules

ST. LOUIS (AP)- A  judge in the Metro-East has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state of Illinois’ new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the practice commonly known as “fracking” was to go forward. 276 more words


The real Thanksgiving turkey

Post by Jen Berlinghof

There is a lot of turkey talk in my house lately—from handprint turkey crafts to gobbling impersonations and heated discussions of who gets the wishbone this year. 483 more words



I swear every time I think it’ll never come, it does! Its fall folks! Time for camping, hiking, and of course fly fishing! I know that for me at least, fall is my absolute favorite time of year. 275 more words

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Water Rates to Increase Next Year by 15 Percent, Aging Infrastructure Only Adds to the Cost

A water main saddle tap. Photo by fierceenergy.com.

Friday, October 3, 2014 || By Michael Romain 

Starting January 1, 2015, the City of Chicago will increase it’s water rate by 15 percent and its sewer rate will increase from 92 percent to 96 percent of what it charges for water. 606 more words


Crete Lions Park formally opens

by Dennis Sullivan
Oct. 2, 2014

The trees and recycled benches aren’t in yet, but Crete Lions Park formally opened Tuesday afternoon with dozens of adults dedicating the facility and a couple of kids who couldn’t wait to play. 235 more words


Industry To Seek Changes In 'Fracking' Rules

CHICAGO (AP) – Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they’ll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists. 248 more words