Bob Gillespie, natural resource coordinator with the Illinois Natural History Survey at Prairie Ridge State Natural Area outside Newton, spoke about trapping prairie chickens at a presentation at Ballard Nature Center Thursday. 91 prairie chickens were captured in Kansas for transport back to thier natural habitat in Prairie Ridge in March and April.
Saving the prairie chicken: Coordinator goes out on limb for bird
After one year of work, Bob Gillespie, a natural resources coordinator with the Illinois Natural History Survey, said the efforts to reintroduce the highly endangered prairie chicken back to Illinois is just beginning.
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Illini coach Groce stops in Effingham; Speech focuses on team building
A crowded ballroom met for "An Evening with John Groce” Thursday inside the Thelma Keller Convention Center.Continued ...
Groce has been the men's basketball coach at the University of Illinois since March 2012. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Ohio University, where he led the Bobcats to a Sweet 16 appearance in 2012.
His speech was focused on team building and Groce said it was the a variation of the same speech he will give Sunday evening at his beginning-of-the-year players' meeting.
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