Short-eared Owl (f) -- Asio flammeus, endangered in IL.
'The earth does not argue,
Is not pathetic, has no arrangements,
Does not scream, haste, persuade, threaten, promise,
Makes no discriminations, has no conceivable failures,
Closes nothing, refuses nothing, shuts none out,
Of all the powers, objects, states, it notifies, shuts none out.' ~ from "A Song of the Rolling Earth" by Walt Whitman