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  • Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges

    Aurora man who broke legs in Starved Rock fall could face charges
    An Aurora man who broke both legs in a fall from a canyon ledge in Starved Rock State Park could face charges, authorities said. Christopher Stewart, 18, of Aurora, climbed over a wooden railing, stepped off a walkway and jumped onto a rim along Wildcat...
  • Man breaks both legs in Starved Rock accident

    Man breaks both legs in Starved Rock accident
    A man suffered two broken legs after falling from a canyon in Starved Rock State Park Friday afternoon, officials said. Utica Fire Protection District firefighters found the man at about 5:15 p.m. after receiving a call that someone had fallen from a...
  • Dunes state park pavilion partners say they're sensitive to concerns

    Dunes state park pavilion partners say they're sensitive to concerns
    The partners behind the group renovating the pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park and building an adjacent conference/banquet center include Porter County's former Republican Party chairman and the operators of County Line Orchard. Deb Butterfield,...
  • Coastal delights: Feed body and soul in Flagler County

    Coastal delights: Feed body and soul in Flagler County
    With a population that has grown steadily over the past few years, Palm Coast and Flagler County are proving to be the softest patch of Florida's many beaches in which to settle down. Visitors needn't worry, either. This stretch of coastal delights...
  • Quickly for March 20: 'Religious freedom shoe poor fit on other foot'

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. The neighbor is spreading around her doggie treats again. The joys of spring are back....
  • States' workshops creating outdoorswomen

     States' workshops creating outdoorswomen
    If the notion of firing a rifle, fishing on ice or kayaking in winter seems intimidating, Peggy Farrell has a solution: Give it a try for a weekend in a nonjudgmental setting among others whose curiosity outweighs experience. Farrell is director of...
  • State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain

    State Report: Air Quality Up, But Other Problems Remain
    HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles. The Council on...
  • Conservation group: Pavilion plan 'gives up public land'

    Conservation group: Pavilion plan 'gives up public land'
    The Porter County chapter of the Izaak Walton League doesn't have a problem with renovation work on the interior of the beach pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park. What the conservation group does have a problem with is plans to build a three-story...
  • A Seaside State Park That Stands On Its Own

    A Seaside State Park That Stands On Its Own
    I'm not sure exactly when it happened. Maybe it was while I was mesmerized by the rockweed undulating in the clear waves of Long Island Sound. Perhaps it was while I was looking over the beach and the grounds of the abandoned Seaside Sanatorium from the...
  • To climb Morro Rock or not? Question divides 2 Native American tribes

    To climb Morro Rock or not? Question divides 2 Native American tribes
    Craggy, dome-shaped Morro Rock rises 576 feet above the shore, an attractive site for climbers and a sacred one for two Native American tribes. And that's the essence of a dispute between the tribes that has simmered for more than a decade. The...
  • Halted state park grant proves hiccup to Glen Ellyn park project

    Halted state park grant proves hiccup to Glen Ellyn park project
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has suspended funds earmarked to finance major park projects throughout the state, a move that jeopardizes ongoing renovations to a major Glen Ellyn park. Illinois Association of Park Districts leaders said in a release to its...