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Jacob Cooley,10, of Washington caught this 19.5-inch, 5-pound bass at Banner Marsh in late June. He is mowing the grass and doing chores around the house for a weekly allowance so he can pay to get the fish mounted. “Now he’s working on catching a muskie,” said his mother, Kim Cooley.
A rare golden eagle found in a central Illinois field with a broken wing has been undergoing rehabilitation at the Illinois Raptor Center. The 8-pound bird, now named Midas, was found north of Sadorus in Champaign County on Oct. 25. He has been at the center in Decatur since Dec. 6. STORY & COMMENTS
Celebrities including former Cubs great Andre Dawson, NASCAR drivers ony Stewart, Jamie McMurray and Austin Dillon and fishing icon Jimmy Houston will be among those on hand to open the new Bass Pro Shops store in East Peoria Sept. 21. STORY & COMMENTS