Illinois Department of Natural Resources

State News
2:07 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval

A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval. The legislation sponsored by Carlinville Republican Sen. Sam McCann would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the animal's population in check.  It was approved 32-17. 

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State News
4:32 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Bill to allow bobcat hunting advances to full Senate

A second attempt to establish a bobcat-hunting season in Illinois is headed to the Senate floor for a final vote.

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State News
2:42 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Illinois, railroad reach settlement in 2009 fish kill

A railroad company has agreed to pay $570,000 to help settle claims over a 2009 derailment that spilled ethanol and killed tens of thousands of fish in northern Illinois.

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State News
5:46 am
Thu March 5, 2015

New season for hunting licenses starts April 1

Illinois officials are reminding hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts to renew their state licenses. The new license year begins April 1 for hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation.

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State News
10:42 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Illinois hires firm to evaluate shuttered Eagle Creek Resort

Credit http://www.lib.niu.edu/

Documents show Illinois has a nearly $130,000 contract with a Chicago engineering firm to evaluate the closed, taxpayer-owned Eagle Creek Resort on Lake Shelbyville.

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State News
6:34 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Illinois hunters, outdoorsmen hope for ally in Rauner

Credit dnr.state.il.us

Illinois hunters and outdoors enthusiasts see Gov. Bruce Rauner as a potential new ally in Springfield as they advocate for a number of pieces of legislation this year.  

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State News
3:30 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Bourne youngest lawmaker to serve in Illinois

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Twenty-two-year-old Avery Bourne is the youngest lawmaker to serve in Illinois. 

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State News
5:54 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Illinois DNR announces 2015 wing shooting clinics

Credit http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/programs/wingshooting/wingshootinghome.htm

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is offering 32 wing shooting clinics across the state this year.

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State News
5:04 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

New Illinois natural resources director touts experience

 The new director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says his farming and military experience will help make for a smooth transition.

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State News
6:57 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Illinois 'fracking' off to slow start amid oil-price slump

Fracking is off to a feeble start in Illinois as slumping oil prices and the rigors of Illinois' new regulations have energy interests waiting on the sidelines.

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