Illinois River

Members of Congress want 1-year deadline for Asian carp plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Some members of Congress want a one-year deadline for completing a federal study on keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a crucial Illinois waterway. In a letter to heads of House spending committees, 26 lawmakers from Great Lakes states said the next federal budget should order the U.S. Army Corps…

Fishermen cast their nets for Asian carp on Illinois River

PEORIA, Ill. — Fishermen in Peoria are sending their nets out into the Illinois River with hopes of catching Asian carp. Orion Briney has spent more than 35 years as a commercial fisherman and he tells the Peoria Journal Star that fishermen have the advantage when the water is cold. He says the low temperatures slow down the carp, which are known to jump…