J.R. Black talks about his multitude of efforts to preserve and restore the Kankakee River, including a wild story about shooting in the early years of the history-making Kankakee Iroquois River Clean Up, this afternoon on "Outside."
I had forgotten how many things, many ground-breaking, the 2004 inductee into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame had been involved in. I am not talking just about things related to the Kankakee River, but across Illinois, too.
Black is probably best known as the driving force behind the Northern Illinois Anglers Association. They created the executive director title when he began stepping back on duties, to give an idea of his kind of respect.
On a non-outdoors level, Spurs Stadium at Kankakee High School is named in his honor. Maybe you have to be an old prepper who has been to a lot of high school football stadiums to know stuff like that.
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