Linda Holmes http://wuis.org en Will Cougars, Black Bears And Gray Wolves Be Protected In Illinois? http://wuis.org/post/will-cougars-black-bears-and-gray-wolves-be-protected-illinois <p>The Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources wants to add black bears, gray wolves and cougars to the state's list of protected species. But there is disagreement on how much protection should be given when there is a safety concern.</p><p>On November 20, 2013, a family near Morrison, Ill. asked state conservation police officers to<a href="http://wuis.org/post/cougar-under-corn-crib-dnr-says-landowners-called-shots"> kill a cougar </a>found hiding under a building on their land.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:00:17 +0000 Peter Gray 21635 at http://wuis.org Will Cougars, Black Bears And Gray Wolves Be Protected In Illinois? Gov. Quinn "AWOL" From Pension Committee's Talks http://wuis.org/post/gov-quinn-awol-pension-committees-talks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As he runs for re-election, </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn is staking a lot on getting something done with pensions. He making a show of asking the state Supreme Court let him cancel legislators&#39; salaries until it&#39;s done, and he says he won&#39;t deal with other major issues before the General Assembly -- like using tax credits to keep ADM headquartered in Illinois -- until there&#39;s what he calls a &quot;comprehensive pension solution.&quot; But it&#39;s hard to tell just what that means. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:23:28 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10943 at http://wuis.org Gov. Quinn "AWOL" From Pension Committee's Talks