Watch Bill Barkstrom land a 36-inch northern pike out of the Des Plaines River on Memorial Day. The fish hit on a minnow under a bobber. WARNING: Barkstrom uses some strong language when he lands his fish that may not be suitable for youngsters.
The story of a tropical fish caught in Litchfield’s Lake Lou Yaeger is making waves on the Internet, but the lake superintendent says a Pacu is no threat. The Pacu is a tropical fish that has become infamous for reports that it has attacked male swimmers, eating their testicles. STORY & COMMENTS
Gov. Pat Quinn has taken a dramatic and headline-grabbing step in proposing a ban on assault-style weapons, but his proposal faces plenty of big hurdles as well as questions about whether it would really do much to reduce crime. STORY & COMMENTS
After a lackluster 2010 season, hunters likely are looking to 2011 with high hopes. Finds have been reported in the Peoria area since the second week of April, and even some of those discoveries were farther along than expected. STORY & COMMENTS