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Ed Hardesty of South Charleston, Ohio, sent in this photo of his son Travis who caught and released this nice bass on July 2 east of Canton, Ill. The fish was 21½ inches long, his personal best while fishing a Mann’s Auger tail around heavy cover.
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.
State park directors say Illinois' park system is suffering from years of budget cuts. Parks have lost staff and cut back hours of operation. And maintenance is sometimes kept to a minimum. STORY & COMMENTS
Even though he didn’t know at the time whether the United States of America was going to take root, John Adams, one of the rebels who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, had a great vision for the Fourth of July. STORY & COMMENTS
Bass Pro Shops held a job fair at the local Embassy Suites hotel this week.The store is scheduled to open in September. General manager Jim Goff said 350 to 375 employees would be hired. STORY & COMMENTS