When the avalanche first caught Bill Fuzak, he fought to stay on top of the roiling mass.
Visit Starved Rock State Park in the winter and you're almost guaranteed to see bald eagles. But they can be seen in many places around Illino…
SPRINGFIELD — Hunters took more than 75,000 deer during Illinois' seven-day firearm hunting season this fall, according to preliminary totals …
Toward the end of November 2002, Lauren DeLand’s body started to ache. Her head hurt. She was fatigued. Barely able to get up in the mornings,…
Want to ease the pain of winter outdoors? Check out these top gear recommendations from Jeff Banowetz.
Want to stay warm and dry while outdoors this fall? Check out these top gear recommendations from Jeff Banowetz.
It’s true, “secret” trails are less “secret” than ever and as more people continue to spread the word about these once unknown attractions, mo…
As heavy machinery shunted earth, dug pits and generally disturbed a sunny September day, Michael Lucid explained how all this commotion may c…
Fall is finally here. The cold is crisp. The Halloween decorations are out.
MACON COUNTY — A free hunter safety class at Rock Springs Nature Center will educate participants on hunter ethics, rules and equipment.
DECATUR — Cleaning up the Sangamon River as it wends through Decatur is the focus of an event Saturday.
ALTON — Patrick McRae and Jake Mitchell were in for a surprise when they went fishing in the Mississippi River on Sept. 1.
It’s amazing and a bit frustrating just how fast this summer seems to have gone.
The former resort building at Eagle Creek State Park is scheduled to be burned for firefighter training this weekend.
DECATUR — Rock Springs Conservation Area is the focus of an effort to make two ponds more accessible for those with mobility issues.
DECATUR — A long-planned Macon County bike trail project along Baltimore Avenue is hitting the final stretch.
Today was a day of scents, and I hope that of some sense, at the Shadow ranch and local waters.
LAKE SHELBYVILLE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Shelbyville will hold a life jacket drive at Forrest W. “Bo” Wood Fee Booth, Lith…
CHICAGO — Illinois officials say a survey this month for Asian carp in Chicago-area waterways found no trace of the invasive fish.
Even though most of the local lakes have remained open during these high water periods, additional safety is of utmost importance.