Iris Chinook, IVN contributing writer For intractable social problems, everyone wants a solution—but most people don’t want to be an active part of that solution – evidenced by recent Town Hall meetings about a homeless facility in February and Illinois Valley social media comments. Homelessness is one of those problems.[Read More…]
Crawlies with Cri
Christy Pitto This week’s crawly is bold and beneficial. Meet Chariessa elegans, a checkered beetle. While they don’t have a common name, we’ll call them the “elegant checkered beetle” for simplicity; “elegant” for short. Checkered beetles are in the Family Cleridae, a family with at least 300 species in North[Read More…]
Learn about condors at Hathkapasuta River Celebration!
Annette McGee Rasch The 2022 Hathkapasuta River Celebration is happening at Illinois River Forks State Park from 11 to 6pm this Saturday, June 18. The free family-friendly event will feature hands-on history and nature displays, arts and crafts for kids, the ‘All Species Parade,’ and the popular Recycled-Raft Race. [Read More…]