Posts in category "Announcements"

Introducing Quill Gordon’s Story Time

Introducing Quill Gordon’s Story Time
I like to read well written short stories about the outdoors. The specific topic is unimportant, as long as it is well written. My bookshelf is stuffed with books of short story collections either by individual writers or a collection of writers writing about specific types of outdoor adventures. If you go looking for stories... Read more »

Swimming upstream faster than the current… (part 2)

More details and suggestions in the second email from Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director, Marc Miller. _______ Dear DNR constituent: In Part 1’s email, I discussed how the victory on the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Sustainability Bill demonstrated that the agency is swimming upstream faster than the current, and now I need to... Read more »

Swimming upstream faster than the current… (part 1)

Over the last couple of days, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller has sent out a couple of email that reads like a State of the Union address for the DNR and goes into some detail about the recently passed DNR Sustainability Bill. This link is in the following letter from Marc Miller,... Read more »
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More Things to do, Places to go

With the coming of the fall season, my last post was about Things to do, Places to go that are close to the Chicago area. This one branches out further, but there are still more things to do and places to go in the northern third of Illinois. If you live in or near Chicago,... Read more »

So, Where ya Been?

Back in February I put up a post here on ChicagoNow and then promptly let the powers that be know that I was done. A week later I quit writing for a monthly Illinois outdoor magazine. Around that time I told Dale Bowman, outdoor writer for the Chicago Sun Times, that I was done sending... Read more »

Quickfire Outdoor Interview on Outdoor Blogger Network

Outdoor Blogger Network is a collection of well over 1,000 outdoor blogs that is still growing. It was conceived and put together by Rebecca Garlock and Joe Wolf as a centralized place on the web for people to find the best Outdoor related blogs. They also believe that a unified group of Bloggers has a... Read more »
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An Update on Illinois Department of Natural Resources Budget Cuts

Sunday afternoon, Marc Miller, Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, put up a simple post on his Facebook Page. No words, just a link to an article by Les Winkeler of The Southern. Les Winkeler does an excellent job of summarizing Millers comments that were given February 2nd during a two-hour public meeting... Read more »

Fly Tying and Fishing Show

I’ve been remiss in mentioning this and it’s coming up this weekend, Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 9 A.M to 4:30 P.M. The Illinois Smallmouth Alliance is putting on a Fly Tying and Fishing Show to be held at: St. Charles Borromeo Church Holy Family School 145 E. Grand Ave. Bensenville, IL 60106 Click on... Read more »

WGN, Greg Jarrett and The Hometown Voices Tour coming to Yorkville

I already know that most people, after reading that headline, have a blank look on their face as they try to process where Yorkville is located. I get that look all the time when I tell people I live in Yorkville. I sigh. You know where Aurora is? Oh sure. Well, Yorkville is about 14... Read more »
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