Illinois River http://tspr.org en Farmers Hope for River System Improvements http://tspr.org/post/farmers-hope-river-system-improvements <p>Farmers and ag groups in the Midwest say the U.S. river system needs an upgrade, and they’re hopeful it will come with proposed improvements in legislation recently passed by Congress. Fri, 30 May 2014 01:42:44 +0000 Rich Egger 54065 at http://tspr.org Farmers Hope for River System Improvements Chinese Market Could Help Rid Midwest Rivers of Asian Carp http://tspr.org/post/chinese-market-could-help-rid-midwest-rivers-asian-carp <p>Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:02:59 +0000 Jacob McCleland 51765 at http://tspr.org Chinese Market Could Help Rid Midwest Rivers of Asian Carp Illinois River Sweep Cleans the Lamoine Too http://tspr.org/post/illinois-river-sweep-cleans-lamoine-too <p>The Illinois River Sweep takes place this Saturday,&nbsp; people from communities all along the river and its tributaries will work together to clean up the waterways.&nbsp; Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:36:01 +0000 Scott Stuntz 40745 at http://tspr.org Illinois River Sweep Cleans the Lamoine Too Eradicating Asian Carp from Illinois Rivers http://tspr.org/post/eradicating-asian-carp-illinois-rivers <p></p><p>Illinois has come up with a straightforward solution to its Asian carp problem: fishing.</p><p>“It’s simple but it’s exciting to see it work,” said Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, who chairs the state’s river coordinating councils.</p><p>The state is encouraging businesses to fish for the carp by promoting markets for them. The fish are being touted as a high protein meal for foreign and domestic markets. But don’t look for “Asian Carp” on a local menu – it’s been rebranded as “Silver Fin.”</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:28:58 +0000 Rich Egger 24335 at http://tspr.org Eradicating Asian Carp from Illinois Rivers