As part of the Youth Hunt, hunters age 17 or younger may hunt ducks, geese, coots and mergansers as long as they are accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will run 16 hunting sites and 2 additional sites will be jointly run by the department and a private company.
Conservation police said it is likely that all the sightings are of the same young, male black bear traveling through the area.
Hoping to meet lofty goals to reduce nutrient runoff into the state's waterways, Illinois lawmakers have increased funding toward conservation programs and, for the first time, dedicated funds to the state's Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy.
Located south of Waterloo, Illinois Caverns was closed in 2010 as a precaution against the spread of White-nose Syndrome, a fatal disease that affects certain types of bats.
As Illinois begins its official reopening and residents flock to state parks this summer, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources faces a severe staffing shortage, according to IDNR chief of staff Kristin DiCenso.
Ever eat a corn dog on a stick at the restaurant where it was invented, then drive 45 minutes north to visit a 19-foot-tall fiberglass statue of Paul Bunyan holding a hot dog?
SPRINGFIELD — Federal and state land managers have signed an agreement to cooperate on caring for vast forest lands in Illinois.
The agreement signed this past week was between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
Michigan, Illinois and a federal agency have agreed on funding the next phase of an initiative to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a Chicago-area waterway.
State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, called the state's decision not to host this year's Grand American World Trapshooting Championships in Sparta a “$30 million kick in the gut” for Southern Illinois.
Something is dreadfully wrong with our system of government if Williamson Energy’s Pond Creek Mine is ever granted a permit to dump up to 3.5 …
A 20-year-old from Pinckneyville who law enforcement officials believe is the man seen in a video violently kicking an injured fawn was arrested Friday on animal cruelty charges.
Now is the time to prepare for flooding, whether it is flash flooding or long-term flooding, like the region saw in 2019 when some areas saw floodwaters for 120 days.
As the result of a revision of hiring practices by the State of Illinois, Sparta’s World Shooting and Recreational Complex will have a new exe…
When the Illinois Department of Natural Resources added thousands of acres of Arch Minerals Corporation land to its existing Pyramid State Par…
MARION — For the past 30 years, Marion Knights of Columbus have provided a fireworks show for the city of Marion, and they will provide firewo…
OLIVE BRANCH — It’s a quiet calamity.
METROPOLIS — Chris McGinness wants to put the fort back in Fort Massac State Park.
From canoeing and hiking to identifying wild mushrooms, from rock climbing to catching and cleaning fish, from firing a gun to orienteering, t…