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Greg B. Nejmanowski caught and released this bluegill June 20 on a Mepps No. 2 spinner while fishing on Lake Rinaker in Carlinville. He estimated the fish weighed 1.5 pounds and said for sure the bluegill was, “The biggest and most colorful I have ever caught!”
More than 1,000 requests for concealed carry gun permits are pouring in each day in the nation's last state to allow the practice, sparking concerns among Illinois law enforcement officials that they might fall behind on weeding out applicants with a history of violence. STORY & COMMENTS