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ST. LOUIS | The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, often criticized as advocating for the coal industry, announced a series of reforms this week meant to help repair the agency's image and make it more responsive to the public.
SPRINGFIELD | A plan to require special permits for most all-terrain vehicles in Illinois has been scuttled amid concerns the program wasn't ready for prime time.
SPRINGFIELD | About a dozen opponents of hydraulic fracturing Friday marked the final day of a public comment period on the state's new fracking rules by renewing their call for a complete ban on the controversial oil and gas drilling procedure.
LYNWOOD | The village of Lynwood is starting a pilot program to hire young people on a temporary basis thanks to a grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Trustee Mckinley Dillingham said at Tuesday's board meeting.
You may hear a lot of discussion concerning a technique more-widely used in oil and natural gas production called “fracking” -- a fairly crude nickname applied to the process known as hydraulic fracturing. The process of hydraulic fracturing involves drilling a well and seeking to recover bu…
Two federal and one Illinois agency on Friday announced the release of new online maps showing present data on Asian carp in Midwest waterways.
CHICAGO | More than two dozen people, including bird watchers and environmental activists, got a close-up look Monday of Lake Calumet, a preview of what could someday be a public attraction of the Southeast Side.
In a time of limited budgets at the federal, state and local levels, never has the need for collaboration and partnerships been greater.
CHICAGO | Sauk Village municipal officials will spend the next few months building their case to persuade the state to allow them to get their fresh water supply from Lake Michigan.
CHICAGO | The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee will begin intensive monitoring in Lake Calumet and surrounding areas on Monday after Asian carp DNA showed up in three consecutive rounds of sampling.
Deer spring across roads, fields and urban backyards, but how should Illinois deal with the deer?
The federal effort to fight Asian carp includes a number of measures that don't interfere with barge traffic. That's good news for not just the Great Lakes environment but also the shipping industry.
CHICAGO | Federal and Illinois state officials outlined an updated action plan Monday to monitor and remove Asian carp from Chicago-area waterways that lead to Lake Michigan.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources soon will stock Lake Michigan with 35,000 brown trout as part of an agreement with Illinois.
CHICAGO | The city's harbors have become a graveyard for thousands of gizzard shad after warm weather melted holes in the ice, allowing the dead fish to float to the surface.
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