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2009-01-28 13:13:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): The ISRA is applauding the selection of former 107th District Representative Kurt Granberg to lead the beleaguered Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Granberg, a downstate Democrat, is a long-time supporter of outdoor recreation enthusiasts. "Kurt's appointment as director is a leap forward down the long road to recovery for the IDNR," said...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Maggie Borman, The Telegraph, Alton, Ill. Aug. 3--People like Meadowbrook resident Ron Wallace waste no words when asked what they think about the potential for more cuts to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. "I feel our state's resources have been grossly mismanaged under (Gov.) Blagojevich," he said. "I think it's a shame he has been allowed to take money from what the public considers designated funds and put it into the general fund pool because he wants it." A hunter...

2008-07-29 21:00:28

By Scott Richardson In the midst of all the gloom out of Springfield comes one ray of light. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced the controlled pheasant program will continue through this season. The announcement includes 18 IDNR managed sites, including Moraine View State Park near LeRoy and Clinton Lake. The program had been on the hit list of programs Gov. Blagojevich's administration had wanted stopped. "Raising pheasants at a financial loss, just so they can be...

2008-07-24 00:00:29

By The Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Conservationists fear that $14 million slashed from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' budget will lead to job cuts that could result in parks curtailing hours or even closing.The budget cuts, announced earlier this month by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to meet what he says is a $2 billion shortfall in the budget passed by the General Assembly, will take effect Thursday unless lawmakers restore the money.That's what the Illinois...

2008-07-24 00:00:29

By DAVID MERCER, Associated Press writer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Conservationists fear that $14 million slashed from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' budget will lead to job cuts that could result in parks curtailing hours or even closing. The budget cuts, announced earlier this month by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to meet what he says is a $2 billion shortfall in the budget passed by the General Assembly, will take effect Thursday unless lawmakers restore the money. That's what the...

2008-07-23 15:00:00

By Lisa Black, Chicago Tribune Jul. 23--Conservationists fear that further cuts to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will devastate area parks and services they say have suffered from budget slashing in recent years. Representatives from half a dozen environmental groups called for legislators to stop an estimated $14 million in budget cuts from taking effect while attending a news conference Tuesday at the Chain O' Lakes State Park. "When staff and programs are cut, that...

2008-07-23 09:00:25

By Will Buss, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Jul. 23--GRAFTON -- Local environmental, business and tourism leaders are asking for public support in appealing to state lawmakers to reverse proposed cuts to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to cut $14 million from the agency's payroll, which has gradually been reduced since 2001. By the end of that year, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources employed 1,982. Six years later, it was decreased by...

2008-07-22 21:00:18

By Scott Richardson Not so long ago in a land not so far away, wildlife biologists and natural resource managers worked together so well the prestigious publication Science Magazine noted their efforts. The year was 2000. The place was Illinois, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Natural History Survey were attracting national attention. They are the heroes of this story. Their stage is a state where precious few opportunities remained to enhance wildlife...

2008-07-03 21:00:16

By ADRIANA COLINDRES Opponents of a proposed strip-mining operation near Banner, in northeastern Fulton County, started laying out their case Monday that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources erred when it granted a permit for the project. An administrative hearing, scheduled to resume today, is supposed to resolve the question of whether to rescind the permit for Capital Resources Development Co. Hydrogeologist Charles Norris spent almost all day Monday providing highly...

2008-06-12 21:00:11

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com Striped bass may be the strongest fish swimming in Illinois waters with the exception of muskies and flathead catfish. As of this week, more hybrid stripers are swimming in Clinton Lake thanks to Exelon, which operates the nuclear power plant at the 5,000-acre reservoir. The company donated 50,000 hybrid striped bass fingerlings about three to four inches long as one of several initiatives to improve fishing and the natural setting at the...


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