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IL Deer Harvest Down Again Opening Weekend
Thursday, November 27, 2014 11:27 AM
Illinois hunters bagged about 52,000 deer during a slow first weekend of the state's firearm hunting season. The state's Department of Natural Resources said the preliminary total is 51,830 deer for the November 21-23 weekend. That's down from nearly 56,000 during the first weekend of the 2013 firearm season. Cold and windy weather was cited by many hunters as the reason ...
Illinois AG Files Notice of Appeal in Pension Case
Thursday, November 27, 2014 6:02 AM
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional. Madigan filed the notice with the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday. Illinois has the nation's worst-funded state pension systems, with an unfunded liability of about $100 billion. Lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn approved an overhaul last ...
Illinoisans Protest in Response to Ferguson
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 5:15 PM
Groups of protesters gathered in several Illinois cities the second night after prosecutors announced a Missouri police officer wouldn't face charges in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Peaceful protests and vigils were held Tuesday evening in Alton, Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. They followed Monday's announcement that a grand jury decided not to indict a ...
Illinois Farmers Winding Down Harvest
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 6:34 PM
Illinois farmers are winding down the harvest, with 97 percent of the state's corn crop having been brought in as of last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued its final weekly crop update of the year. It says some producers continued with fall tilling and fertilizer applications for the week that ended Sunday. But, it adds, freezing temperatures may have put an end to ...
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