The animals in Yellowstone National Park aren't the only ones stocking up for the winter.
GRAND TOWER — In the early 1800s Meriwether Lewis and William Clark traveled the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri and Columbia rivers on their Voya…
Ask people what they love about Southern Illinois and they frequently say they love the four distinct seasons.
While the recent wildfires in Western states have introduced new concerns about air quality, the United States has made huge strides in the re…
POMONA — Rob Rothrock settled into a chair overlooking the 15-acres of prairie he and his wife Rhonda have created.
When Illinois introduced the lottery a couple decades ago friends and relatives would dream aloud about how they would spend their winnings.
Jan Swetz, a Royalton native now living in Carrier Mills, would love to be able to fish the Bill Harkins/Don Sanders Four Man tournament one m…
Sometimes being out of step with the rest of the world is a bit uncomfortable.
Real Green People is a monthly feature that puts a spotlight on folks who are being the green change they want to see in the world. This week,…
Illinois' fall trout fishing season opens on Oct. 17 at more than 50 ponds, lakes, and streams across the state.
CRAB ORCHARD REFUGE — My last several photo expeditions had frankly been disappointing.
The decision to sell my fishing boat was bittersweet.
The River-to-River Trail Society once again will offer a schedule of guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest this fall.
Archery deer season begins next week.
For a few moments last week my life became a walking oxymoron.
COVID-19 lockdowns resulted in better air quality due to decreased commercial activity and automobile traffic. The lifting of lockdowns and a …
Millions of songbirds are currently moving south to their wintering grounds, but the movement goes largely unnoticed, except for avid birders.
A neighbor engaged me while I was walking the dog one day last week.
It’s almost like a magical power.
MERMET — Chris McGinness, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ site superintendent at Mermet Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area never …
The small lake at Sahara Woods State Fish and Wildlife Area was like a sheet of glass last Saturday evening.
Unless you’re a waterfowl hunter or an avid birder, bird migrations might not be on your personal radar.