Hanna City brothers Josh and Jacob Ruchotzke both face tremendous physical obstacles. Jacob, 11, has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, while his older brother Josh, 14, lost his legs and most of his fingers to a severe infection. Yet both brothers were able to shoot their first deer duing the Illinois Youth Firearms Hunt. The hunt was arranged by the Heart of Illinois Whitetails chapter of Whitetails Unlimited.
Two hundred thirty-one schools will compete at 19 sectional tournaments statewide for the right to compete in the state finals May 4-5 at Carlyle Lake. Click inside for a video from last year's sectional at Sangchris Lake. STORY & COMMENTS
Illinois’ backlog from a record number of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards shows no sign of easing. The flood of applications comes in the wake of a federal appellate court decision in December that struck down the state’s ban on concealed carry, giving lawmakers until June 9 to craft a bill with restrictions. STORY & COMMENTS