ST. LOUIS (AP)–A grounded Mississippi River showboat that has sat idle as preservationists attempted to save it from the scrap heap appears to have taken its last voyage.
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CHICAGO (AP) — A bald eagle rescued by a nature photographer from central Illinois has recovered and been released to the wild. But the man credited with saving him faces misdemeanor charges of interfering with wildlife.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A Peoria man was arrested after authorities said he drove his truck into the Illinois River and then swam away to avoid officers.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — When it comes to those pesky Asian carp, some folks along the Illinois River are saying: If you can’t beat ’em, compete for ’em.
OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — The body of a suburban Chicago man who was swept away in the swift current of the Illinois River over the weekend has been recovered.
CHICAGO (AP) — Bird migration through Illinois peaks this month, and this Saturday is the statewide spring bird count event.
In a winter that’s been called the third worst in history, everyone and almost everything seemed to take a hit.
Cars were affected, schools had snow days and pipes busted all over the place, but travel on the Illinois River continued.
Unlike the Upper Mississippi River, the Illinois River stays open year round allowing barge travel to continue and this winter was no exception.
Daily the Illinois River is flooded with barges transporting bulk commodities up and down the river.
BRUSSELS, Ill. (AP) — Two ferries that regularly cross the Illinois River in western Illinois are back in business after being shut down due to adverse river conditions.