A boat cruise up the North Branch of the Chicago with Freedom Boat Club and NMMA folks shows how much has changed, and some other possibilities.
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The Air and Water Show impacts this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors, including trying for early returning Chinook.
Diane Banta, Jerry Beverlin, David F. Grohne, Sam Oliver and Steve Widowski will be inducted into the 2018 class for the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame
Todd Carlander caught and released Butterstick, “possibly the most famous carp in McHenry County,’’ to earn Fish of the Week honors.
An early Chinook came in at Montrose Harbor, what it means about the fall run of kings on the Chicago lakefront is uncertain.
Mitch Sroka brought an outpouring of heart-felt appreciation after his death in a freak boat explosion Saturday at Wilmette Harbor.
A couple Chinook returned to shore early in Chicago over the weekend, spicing the summer doldrums for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
A well-photographed dragonfly, a big pumpkinseed, a woolly bear and zooplankton: are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors.
Following Mark DuBois, an international ant expert, around while looking, listening and smelling during the BioBlitz at Dixon Waterfowl Refuge.
Conservation World, rivers ripe for wading and the Humboldt Park Fishing Society picnic are in this Wild Weekend Wandering around Chicago outdoors.
Big brown trout and Chinook are part of the draw for out-of-towners on Lake Michigan and earn Fish of the Week honors.
Stream fishing is more about the places and the memories than the fish, but there are plenty of fish to be caught in good streams.
With variable weather for Chicago fishing, either you were hit by storms or have low water for this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report.
Goldfinches, more on more rabbits, yellow bass and the health of boating are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors.
Paddling the Chicago River with conservation groups gives a chance to see the changes in recent years and enjoy the beauty from the water.