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Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Catrina Petersen / The Center Square

Bill aimed at giving Illinois state park to Potawatomi band stalls

A statehouse measure would have authorized Illinois to give ownership of Shabbona Lake State Park to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, but the bill didn’t advance in the spring legislative session despite lawmakers saying the bill would have righted a historical wrong.
State Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, said that in the late 1800s white settlers stole land from Chief Shab-eh-nay’s home reservation in northern Illinois when the chief traveled to visit family in Kansas for a few years.

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Illinois hunters renewing FOID cards should not face delays in 2024

Hunters and shooters in the state needing to renew Firearm Owners Identification cards before the fall hunting seasons should not run into delays or problems, the Illinois State Police said.
ISP Director Brendan Kelly told The Center Square this month that backlogs are nearly non-existent.

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