Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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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State News
11:59 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Illinois hunters take less deer during 2014-15 seasons

Illinois hunters harvested about 2 percent fewer deer this season compared to last season.

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State News
1:23 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

State senator wants to reintroduce bobcat hunting proposal

A state senator is still smarting from Governor Pat Quinn's last minute veto of a proposal to once again allow bobcat hunting in Illinois. Carlinville Republican Sam McCann says he's going to reintroduce the bill now that Quinn's out of office.

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State News
6:51 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Illinois fracking registration off to slow start

Two months since Illinois enacted rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, no company has applied for a state permit to put hydraulic fracturing to use.

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State News
6:26 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Quinn vetoes bill to allow bobcat hunting in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed a bill that would have allowed bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in more than 40 years.

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State News
5:37 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Milestone in osprey program as birds migrate

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Osprey that are part of an initiative to reintroduce the fish-eating hawks in Illinois have flown south for the winter.

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State News
11:37 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Il hunters donating part of their deer harvest

Some Illinois hunters are helping needy families by donating at least part of their deer harvest. It's done through Sportsmen Against Hunger. The program is sponsored by the state's Department of Natural Resources.

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State News
4:16 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Avoid deer-vehicle accidents in November

Deer-vehicle accidents in Illinois continue to decline.  Deer can be more than a nuisance. They can be dangerous when they venture on to roads.   

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State News
3:58 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Fracking Rules Action Delayed; Could Be A Sign Of Revision

It will be at least another month before legislators take up regulations of hydraulic fracturing. A bipartisan panel Tuesday voted to spend more time reviewing, and potentially rewriting them.

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State News
4:36 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Illinois publishes guidelines for fracking

Drillers and environmentalists alike have been waiting for Illinois to come out with its guidelines for "fracking."  The state's Department of Natural Resources finally published its draft today.

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