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Lisa Tabor stalks fish with a bow and arrow in the overflowing waters of the Illinois River near Detweiller Golf Course in Peoria on Monday morning. Tabor was bowfishing with her husband, Brian, and friends Mike Bowen and his son Brad. The group were catching a variety of carp plus gar and buffalo. The cool waters of the river contrasted with the rising temperature that was expected to reach the low 90’s. Photo by David Zalaznik of the Journal Star
Read our statewide Illinois fishing report to learn that ice is melting and crappie and bass are biting in some spots. We've added several more lakes and rivers this week. And read closely to get information on a 48.5-inch muskie caught in the past week. STORY & COMMENTS
Officials are seeing deer stands — platforms perched in trees to help hunters more easily spot deer — with stairways, decks, shingled roofs, commercial windows, insulation, propane heaters, carpeting, lounge chairs, tables and even the occasional generator. STORY & COMMENTS