| Jul 1, 2010
It's some of the best fishing in the Midwest - the beautiful Ohio River, near the historic towns of Golconda and Elizabethtown in Southern Illinois.
If you're looking for somebody to guide you around to the best spots, professional Crappie fisherman...
| May 29, 2010
There's a swath of our country that's built upon the foundation of meat plus smoke plus sauce. What a beautiful formula. It's too wide of a swath, however, to cover in three days, which was the amount of time I had set for a barbecue road trip.
| Jan 7, 2010
| 4:30 PM
Well, freeze my fanny.
Isn't this why you left Indiana? Or Illinois? Or New York? So you could brag in January to the suckers up North that you're basking in the balmy weather holding a fruity drink garnished with a miniature red umbrella?
I want a...
| Feb 13, 2010
The Senate passed a bill that originally would have allowed riverboat casinos on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River to move inland.
That provision was removed from the bill before it passed, but the bill still would remove requirements that the...
| Feb 24, 2010
| 12:11 PM
Lawmakers defeated the bill Tuesday, which would have allowed casinos on Lake Michigan and the Ohio River to move to land.
The bill's sponsor, Democrat Bill Crawford of Indianapolis, says he was angered that amendments to help the state's two racinos won...
| Mar 1, 2010
| 12:55 PM
State officials are warning homeowners to be aware of possible flooding in the next few weeks as warmer weather begins to melt snow around the area.
The Department of Homeland Security says there will be a growing flood potential along the Ohio River...
| Apr 22, 2010
| 3:23 PM
Get your hiking shoes on and bring plenty of water because we're hitting the trail! Tonight we begin another season of Cruisin' Illinois along the historic "River-to-River Trail."
The 176-mile journey takes you through the Shawnee National Forest in...
| Aug 29, 2004
It's far easier to consume good wine in Illinois than produce it, but that hasn't deterred a hearty group of vintners who see opportunity in the rolling hills and loamy soil of the Shawnee National Forest.
Banding together to attract travelers and...
| Aug 27, 2000
Fall is coming, which is one of the best excuses there is for taking a drive, and this year, the feds have given us a little help. Thirty highways have been added to the Department of Transportation's list of roads designated National Scenic Byways--...
| May 16, 2004
The Midwest is known for its front-porch folksiness and down-to-earth pleasures. But take a world-view of the region, and you find that some of its attractions are as exotic and unique as anything on Earth. This, for instance, is the land of Serpent...