Wildlife officials in Illinois investigating after discovering five dead pelicans

A crime involving wildlife in Illinois has authorities looking for answers.

Posted: Apr 5, 2018 3:11 PM
Updated: Apr 5, 2018 6:09 PM

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A crime involving wildlife in Illinois has authorities looking for answers.

That investigation involves poached pelicans.

The Illinois Conservation Police told News 10 they found five white pelicans dead on Tuesday, along with an injured bird.

It happened at the Newton Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area in Jasper County.

Police told us the birds started showing up around five-years ago as a stopover point on their migration route during the spring.

The surviving pelican was taken to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for treatment.

If you have any information on this crime, you are asked to call the IDNR Tip Hotline at 877-236-7529.Local apartment says thank you, even giving away free rent and utilities for a year

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Thursday's weather cooperated long enough long enough for one Terre Haute apartment complex to say thank you.

News 10 stopped by the University Village apartments.

That's where we found leaders holding a cook-out.

The fun included music, games, prizes, and of course some great food.

Organizers say it was their way to say thank you to everyone that calls University Village home.

The complex is home to many ISU students.

One lucky student event received rent and utilities paid for an entire year.

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