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Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville

Lake Shelbyville is certainly the center of central Illinois’ outdoors paradise. And the opportunities surrounding the massive area provide anglers, hunters, bikers, birdwatchers and everyone else a year-round playground.

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CPO, other DNR layoffs loom as unions get notice

CPO, other DNR layoffs loom as unions get notice

​More than 100 DNR employees will be laid off by Sept. 30, according to notices that were sent by the governor's office to public employee unions.

August 2015
Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer, and emotions gone wild

Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer, and emotions gone wild

The outcry and disturbing rush to judgement over an African big game hunting story exposes the sorry, dysfunctional state of public discourse in the 21st century digital world.

July 2015
New CPO class could be victims

New CPO class could be victims

The current cadet class of Illinois Conservation Police officers could be laid off almost immediately after they graduate at the end of this month.

June 2015
Peeking at young-of-the-year wildlife

Peeking at young-of-the-year wildlife

Newborn critters don't need any help from humans – don't touch, stay back, take a photo, leave and don't come back

May 2015
Drones, DNR grants getting capital notice

Drones, DNR grants getting capital notice

DNR is getting more attention in the capital than it had bargained for as lawmakers hit the home stretch of the spring legislative session.

April 2015
Algae blooms aren't just a problem in Ohio

Algae blooms aren't just a problem in Ohio

Even the West experiences the phenomena

March 2015

Rifles, silencers proposed in Legislature

Two separate pieces of legislation that each would change the way hunters hunt have drawn very different responses from the state’s hunting community.

March 2015
Rauner’s state budget includes DNR cut

Rauner’s state budget includes DNR cut

DNR stands to lose $6 million under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal – a cut that could cause the agency to consider pulling back on some programs.

March 2015
Wolf found along I-80 in Illinois?

Wolf found along I-80 in Illinois?

DNR reported this morning that an unidentified canine with characteristics of a wolf was found dead last week just north of Interstate 80 in Grundy County.

February 2015