A praying mantis well concealed in Orland Park, a question on harvesting white or albino deer, Patrick Walters’ big bag of smallmouth bass and a quote on feeding temperatures for Chinook are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
Also, we asked how Illinois will fare coming off an 8-5 season.
Kids brought their curiosity to heighten a hike around Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve last weekend as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of Illinois Nature Preserves.
Bet on it: Former Tulane, Bucs QB says ‘discipline’ is the hardest thing to master.
In the clubhouse before the game, Getz projected optimism and outlined organizational expectations.
Grifol revealed a level of communication with Chris Getz and Jerry Reinsdorf that would have made him privy to his future for a bit, and for the chairman’s expectation to compete next season not to have caught him flat-footed.
The Illini have the roster and the momentum to swing for the fences in the lesser, and very winnable, division.
A question on the Chicago Harbor Lock, the wonder of an albino buck in Wisconsin and the surprise of multiple species on the Chicago lakefront are among the notes from around Chicago outdoors and beyond.
The left-hander, who has a six-pitch arsenal, is into “reading swings” more than the movement characteristics of his pitches.
Ken Williams and Rick Hahn are out, but that doesn’t mean fans’ nightmares are over.
The front office paid a lot of money to keep Coby White and went out in free agency to make sure Jevon Carter had a nice homecoming. With a hole lingering at the starting point guard spot, may the best man win once camp starts.
The critics love to rail on the Madden franchise each season, but EA made obvious attempts to improve the latest version in what turns out to be a very enjoyable gaming experience.
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As slap shots decline in prevalence around the NHL, Jones has yet again shifted to a whippier stick better suited for wrist shots. That’s one of several interesting storylines from his 2023 offseason.
A cluster of three natural areas east of Champaign, like many other clustered areas, provides a multitude of recreational opportunities and protection of wild spaces.
Are the Irish, who play Navy on Saturday in Dublin, for real? And what to make of Freeman, anyway?
The Bulls’ front office is hoping that its “Big Three” of DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic will be good enough to carry the day to the postseason. The track record says otherwise. So how valuable could each be on the trade market?
Which name goes on the Illini’s QB1 line will speak volumes.
We also asked which Bears running back excites you most — Khalil Herbert, D’Onta Foreman or Roschon Johnson — and whether or not the Sky will make the WNBA playoffs.
BetBash 3 would be capped by a grand crescendo, the last few sentences to the final chapter of a golden era.
Tempel Lipizzans — extremely rare, highly trained horses expected to be sold in wake of Illinois show’s closure