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Sling bow creator suing DNR

Sling bow creator suing DNR

June 2014
DNR part of lawsuit against sportsmen’s club

DNR part of lawsuit against sportsmen’s club

DNR has become involved in a lawsuit filed against a sportsmen’s club over lead shot allegedly deposited on a nearby state forest preserve.

June 2014
Outdoor Hall of Famer Kenney is remembered

Outdoor Hall of Famer Kenney is remembered

David Kenney, a member of the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame who led the Department of Conservation in the 1970s and ‘80s, passed away on June 27. He was 92.

June 2014
Taxes’ effect on budget has DNR sweating it out

Taxes’ effect on budget has DNR sweating it out

DNR has much to lose if the state’s temporary income tax is allowed to sunset.

May 2014
DNR hires deputy director rich in urban conservation

DNR hires deputy director rich in urban conservation

Michael Howard, known for his work in urban conservation, has been hired as a deputy director for DNR.

May 2014
Searching for Morel Mushrooms

Searching for Morel Mushrooms

Morel mushrooms continue to reward and frustrate as morels are 'here today, gone tomorrow'

May 2014
Cuba is a lively place to visit

Cuba is a lively place to visit

“You’re going to Cuba?” everyone we told exclaimed in wonder. “I didn’t think that was possible.”

April 2014
Remington Arms announces voluntary recall affecting Model 700 and Model Seven rifles

Remington Arms announces voluntary recall affecting Model 700 and Model Seven rifles

Remington Arms Company, on Friday announced a voluntary recall of Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (“XMP”) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.

April 2014
DNR deputy resigns after sick day scandal

DNR deputy resigns after sick day scandal

Only weeks after being selected to lead the Illinois Conservation Foundation, a DNR deputy director resigned after an investigation revealed that he had improperly used more than 40 days of sick leave

February 2014
Senate passes farm bill

Senate passes farm bill

Most conservation groups support the pending new law

February 2014