Illinois EPA to resume phased-in vehicle emissions testing

Markham location not available for emissions testing; being used for COVID-19 testing information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 1, 2020) – Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim today announced the Agency will resume vehicle emissions testing at most Illinois Air Team locations beginning June 1, 2020. The Agency suspended operations … Read more

Weekend reopening of Starved Rock limited due to flooding, trail conditions

Main parking area remains closed; park closures expected information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources UTICA, Ill. (May 27, 2020) – As state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites prepare for a limited reopening on May 29, visitors to Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park should be … Read more

Illinois Conservation Foundation invites nominations for Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame

Deadline for nominations: July 8 information provided by the Illinois Conservation Foundation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 25, 2020) – The Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) is accepting nominations for the 2020 Class of the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame. Since 2002, the ICF has recognized individuals who have records of exemplary service in and commitments to improving … Read more

Photos: Quarantine extends into the beginning of summer

May 18–23 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 23, 2020) – Early this week the Chicago area set a record for the wettest May on record—and that was 12 days before the end of the month. The previous record (8.25 inches) was set in May of 2019. On Tuesday, we hit 8.3 … Read more