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39.11184 -88.58241
5 (1)
39.24366 -87.75265
5 (1)
42.49477 -88.08686
5 (3)
42.36781 -88.00506
5 (2)
42.49204 -88.27704
5 (1)
41.30449 -90.49006
5 (2)
40.31058 -88.16435
5 (1)
40.85724 -90.97873
5 (1)
41.96323 -88.04517
5 (1)
40.08878 -88.27315
5 (1)
39.25305 -89.91118
5 (1)
41.01233 -90.13952
5 (1)
37.22027 -88.57347
5 (1)
38.52428 -89.81629
5 (1)
40.81535 -88.58227
5 (2)
41.78219 -87.94157
5 (1)
38.26604 -89.96082
5 (1)
42.24059 -88.12576
5 (1)
42.22 -88.3807
5 (1)
40.54685 -89.33424
4.8 (5)
40.08043 -90.5486
4.8 (4)
42.39609 -88.0423
4.7 (11)
41.95232 -88.41633
4.7 (3)
42.29322 -87.94519
4.7 (6)
42.28085 -87.98956
4.6 (5)
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Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season now open  khqa.com Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season now open - khqa.com 19 Oct 19, 02:10:00
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Midwest Fishing Report: Chicago winter fishing is waiting for perch  Chicago Sun-Times Midwest Fishing Report: Chicago winter fishing is waiting for perch - Chicago Sun-Times 29 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Northern Illinois Sports Show coming to Lake County Fairgrounds  Northwest Herald Northern Illinois Sports Show coming to Lake County Fairgrounds - Northwest Herald 09 Jan 20, 02:01:00
Illinois Record Smallmouth Bass Caught in Downtown Chicago  Wired2Fish Illinois Record Smallmouth Bass Caught in Downtown Chicago - Wired2Fish 15 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Illinois trout season to start Oct. 19  AdVantageNEWS.com Illinois trout season to start Oct. 19 - AdVantageNEWS.com 22 Sep 19, 02:09:00
Sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report on Chicago fishing includes perch reopening on Lake Michigan, Illin…  Chicago Sun-Times Sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report on Chicago fishing includes perch reopening on Lake Michigan, Illin… - Chicago Sun-Times 11 Jun 19, 02:06:00
Cook Co. Forest Preserves Stocking Ponds For Trout Fishing  Patch.com Cook Co. Forest Preserves Stocking Ponds For Trout Fishing - Patch.com 01 Oct 19, 02:10:00
It's Biggie Smallie, the new state record for smallmouth bass.  Chicago Tribune It's Biggie Smallie, the new state record for smallmouth bass. - Chicago Tribune 20 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Bait, location suggestions and regulations for fishing at Rend Lake  KFVS Bait, location suggestions and regulations for fishing at Rend Lake - KFVS 24 May 19, 02:05:00
Sarley: Everything you need to know with trout season here  Northwest Herald Sarley: Everything you need to know with trout season here - Northwest Herald 04 Apr 19, 02:04:00
A spotty opener for perch in Illinois, steelhead coming in in Indiana, ongoing salmon and trout on Lake Michi…  Chicago Sun-Times A spotty opener for perch in Illinois, steelhead coming in in Indiana, ongoing salmon and trout on Lake Michi… - Chicago Sun-Times 18 Jun 19, 02:06:00
Midwest Fishing Report: Early coho, hoping on perch after the blow and counting on ice around Chicago  Chicago Sun-Times Midwest Fishing Report: Early coho, hoping on perch after the blow and counting on ice around Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times 14 Jan 20, 02:01:00
2019 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens April 6  khqa.com 2019 Illinois Spring Trout Fishing Season opens April 6 - khqa.com 23 Mar 19, 02:03:00
In Joliet, Commercial Fishers Join the Fight Against Asian Carp  WTTW News In Joliet, Commercial Fishers Join the Fight Against Asian Carp - WTTW News 16 Sep 19, 02:09:00
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The Largest Fishing Show in the Chicagoland Area Returns  Patch.com The Largest Fishing Show in the Chicagoland Area Returns - Patch.com 16 Jan 20, 02:01:00
Lakes stocked with fish for opening of trout season Oct. 19  Chicago Daily Herald Lakes stocked with fish for opening of trout season Oct. 19 - Chicago Daily Herald 01 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Fall Crappie Bite Underway  RiverBender.com Fall Crappie Bite Underway - RiverBender.com 27 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Hot times ahead for bass anglers  RiverBender.com Hot times ahead for bass anglers - RiverBender.com 03 Feb 19, 02:02:00
Signs of Chicago fishing, lilacs blooming to full moon: Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times Signs of Chicago fishing, lilacs blooming to full moon: Midwest Fishing Report - Chicago Sun-Times 14 May 19, 02:05:00
Northern Illinois Sports Show caters to outdoor enthusiasts in Grayslake  Chicago Daily Herald Northern Illinois Sports Show caters to outdoor enthusiasts in Grayslake - Chicago Daily Herald 18 Jan 20, 02:01:00
Illinois Fall Trout Season Opens Oct. 19  The Herald-News Illinois Fall Trout Season Opens Oct. 19 - The Herald-News 20 Sep 19, 02:09:00
Perch before the north, kings and coho on southern Lake Michigan and bass and bluegill inland are highlighted…  Chicago Sun-Times Perch before the north, kings and coho on southern Lake Michigan and bass and bluegill inland are highlighted… - Chicago Sun-Times 09 Jul 19, 02:07:00
A year-roundlook at fishing hotspots  RiverBender.com A year-roundlook at fishing hotspots - RiverBender.com 02 Jan 19, 02:01:00
Even with intense heat, dedicated anglers enjoying fishing success at Illinois lakes  RiverBender.com Even with intense heat, dedicated anglers enjoying fishing success at Illinois lakes - RiverBender.com 06 Jul 18, 02:07:00
Asian carp DNA hits spike in Chicago River  MLive.com Asian carp DNA hits spike in Chicago River - MLive.com 02 Nov 19, 02:11:00
Outstanding anglers: Highland bass fishing team reels in another state crown  Belleville News-Democrat Outstanding anglers: Highland bass fishing team reels in another state crown - Belleville News-Democrat 31 May 19, 02:05:00
Metro-east calendar: Fishing show set at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville  Belleville News-Democrat Metro-east calendar: Fishing show set at Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville - Belleville News-Democrat 01 Jan 20, 02:01:00
Luciano: Boomtown? Asian carp plant could be coming to Havana  Peoria Journal Star Luciano: Boomtown? Asian carp plant could be coming to Havana - Peoria Journal Star 30 May 19, 02:05:00
Belk Park in Wood River among sites for Illinois spring trout fishing  Alton Telegraph Belk Park in Wood River among sites for Illinois spring trout fishing - Alton Telegraph 21 Mar 19, 02:03:00
Coho, trout, crappie, winter yoyoing: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times Coho, trout, crappie, winter yoyoing: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report - Chicago Sun-Times 16 Apr 19, 02:04:00
Crappie, coho, spring (sorta) in Chicago fishing: Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News Crappie, coho, spring (sorta) in Chicago fishing: Midwest Fishing Report - Chicago Sun-Times - Breaking News 21 May 19, 02:05:00
Forest Preserves of Cook Co. Preps for Trout Fishing Season  Patch.com Forest Preserves of Cook Co. Preps for Trout Fishing Season - Patch.com 13 Mar 19, 02:03:00
One individual located, but not recovered; search for two missing men enters third day  WIFR One individual located, but not recovered; search for two missing men enters third day - WIFR 22 Nov 19, 02:11:00
Corps Lakes offering hot fishing action  RiverBender.com Corps Lakes offering hot fishing action - RiverBender.com 25 Jun 18, 02:06:00
Grab your poles! DNR will pay you $100 per black carp  WSBT-TV Grab your poles! DNR will pay you $100 per black carp - WSBT-TV 08 Jul 19, 02:07:00
Fall Foliage Peak Map 2019: When Autumn Leaves Are Best In IL  Patch.com Fall Foliage Peak Map 2019: When Autumn Leaves Are Best In IL - Patch.com 30 Aug 19, 02:08:00
Sarley: Pro angler Tommy Skarlis receives good news about brain tumor  Northwest Herald Sarley: Pro angler Tommy Skarlis receives good news about brain tumor - Northwest Herald 26 Sep 19, 02:09:00
Edwardsville park joins list of trout fishing sites  AdVantageNEWS.com Edwardsville park joins list of trout fishing sites - AdVantageNEWS.com 10 Sep 18, 02:09:00
Mineral Springs Park Lagoon is local fishing hole for fall trout season  Pekin Daily Times Mineral Springs Park Lagoon is local fishing hole for fall trout season - Pekin Daily Times 10 Oct 18, 02:10:00
Tired of winter, try fishing hotwater lakes  RiverBender.com Tired of winter, try fishing hotwater lakes - RiverBender.com 05 Dec 18, 02:12:00
Illinois License Plate Fees For Some Trailers Have Jumped 555% In 2020; ‘It Just Boggles The Mind'  CBS Chicago Illinois License Plate Fees For Some Trailers Have Jumped 555% In 2020; ‘It Just Boggles The Mind' - CBS Chicago 23 Jan 20, 02:01:00
Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019  wkdq.com Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019 - wkdq.com 22 Feb 19, 02:02:00
Illinois Fall Trout Season Opens Oct. 20  The Herald-News Illinois Fall Trout Season Opens Oct. 20 - The Herald-News 14 Sep 18, 02:09:00
Gander Outdoors to remain open in Springfield, company officials say  The State Journal-Register Gander Outdoors to remain open in Springfield, company officials say - The State Journal-Register 12 Dec 19, 02:12:00
Piranha-like pacu caught in Hennepin canal  OurQuadCities Piranha-like pacu caught in Hennepin canal - OurQuadCities 07 Aug 19, 02:08:00
Developer Kim Blickenstaff announces 200-acre resort, retreat area for Spring Bay  CIProud.com Developer Kim Blickenstaff announces 200-acre resort, retreat area for Spring Bay - CIProud.com 01 Nov 19, 02:11:00
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Know Your Forest Preserves: Four Lakes Forest Preserve - Opinion  Rockford Register Star Know Your Forest Preserves: Four Lakes Forest Preserve - Opinion - Rockford Register Star 30 May 19, 02:05:00
Fall Foliage Peaking Across Northern Illinois | Crystal Lake  Crystal Lake, IL Patch Fall Foliage Peaking Across Northern Illinois | Crystal Lake - Crystal Lake, IL Patch 26 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Highland bass fishing team competes in qualifier tournament  Belleville News-Democrat Highland bass fishing team competes in qualifier tournament - Belleville News-Democrat 15 Jul 19, 02:07:00
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Illinois Announces Seventh Round of 'Same-Site' Licenses for Adult Use Cannabis  RiverBender.com Illinois Announces Seventh Round of 'Same-Site' Licenses for Adult Use Cannabis - RiverBender.com 11 Dec 19, 02:12:00
Trout season opens Oct. 20  MyWebTimes.com Trout season opens Oct. 20 - MyWebTimes.com 06 Sep 18, 02:09:00
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'Dangerous' river conditions complicating search for missing fishermen  Ogle County News 'Dangerous' river conditions complicating search for missing fishermen - Ogle County News 22 Nov 19, 02:11:00
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Amazon to Open Another Fulfillment Center in Illinois  EcommerceBytes Amazon to Open Another Fulfillment Center in Illinois - EcommerceBytes 11 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Bethalto man busted for illegal fishing at Horseshoe Lake  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis Bethalto man busted for illegal fishing at Horseshoe Lake - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis 21 Mar 19, 02:03:00
Winter is top time for fishing at Rend Lake  RiverBender.com Winter is top time for fishing at Rend Lake - RiverBender.com 11 Dec 17, 02:12:00
River conditions complicating search  Ogle County News River conditions complicating search - Ogle County News 29 Nov 19, 02:11:00
Mineral Springs Park Lagoon in Pekin stocked with rainbow trout for fall fishing season  Peoria Journal Star Mineral Springs Park Lagoon in Pekin stocked with rainbow trout for fall fishing season - Peoria Journal Star 11 Oct 18, 02:10:00
Illinois DNR Offering Fishermen $100 Bounty for Black Carp Caught in Indiana  Breitbart Illinois DNR Offering Fishermen $100 Bounty for Black Carp Caught in Indiana - Breitbart 06 Jul 19, 02:07:00
Trout sites gearing up for opener  RiverBender.com Trout sites gearing up for opener - RiverBender.com 24 Sep 17, 02:09:00
Cook County Prepares For Fall Fly Fishing Trout Opener  Patch.com Cook County Prepares For Fall Fly Fishing Trout Opener - Patch.com 03 Oct 17, 02:10:00
Winter's arrival builds ice: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times Winter's arrival builds ice: Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report - Chicago Sun-Times 16 Jan 19, 02:01:00
Contact 2: New Illinois law causing confusion for electric vehicle owners  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis Contact 2: New Illinois law causing confusion for electric vehicle owners - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis 15 Nov 19, 02:11:00
Pere Marquette State Park campground will be closed for renovations through summer  Belleville News-Democrat Pere Marquette State Park campground will be closed for renovations through summer - Belleville News-Democrat 20 Jan 20, 02:01:00
Outdoors: McKendree a destination for Southern Illinois anglers  The Southern Outdoors: McKendree a destination for Southern Illinois anglers - The Southern 20 Jan 19, 02:01:00
Two tractor-trailers collide, leaving heavy debris on Illinois highway  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis Two tractor-trailers collide, leaving heavy debris on Illinois highway - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis 02 Dec 19, 02:12:00
Best Staycation Spots In Chicago: Where To Eat, Relax And Explore  Chicago, IL Patch Best Staycation Spots In Chicago: Where To Eat, Relax And Explore - Chicago, IL Patch 16 Apr 19, 02:04:00
Flavored Vaping At The Center Of Illinois House Hearing  CBS Chicago Flavored Vaping At The Center Of Illinois House Hearing - CBS Chicago 23 Sep 19, 02:09:00
Naval base in Illinois on lockdown amid search for vehicle  WHNT News 19 Naval base in Illinois on lockdown amid search for vehicle - WHNT News 19 24 Jan 20, 02:01:00
Illinois Drivers Have Paid $1 Billion In Red Light Camera Tickets In The Last 10 Years  CBS Chicago Illinois Drivers Have Paid $1 Billion In Red Light Camera Tickets In The Last 10 Years - CBS Chicago 14 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Steve Sarley: Johnsburg fisherman reels in muskies from kayak  Northwest Herald Steve Sarley: Johnsburg fisherman reels in muskies from kayak - Northwest Herald 12 Jul 18, 02:07:00
Sarley: Woodstock bass fishing team going strong  Northwest Herald Sarley: Woodstock bass fishing team going strong - Northwest Herald 11 Oct 18, 02:10:00
Annual "Redneck Fishin' Tournament" cancelled due to high river levels  week.com Annual "Redneck Fishin' Tournament" cancelled due to high river levels - week.com 05 Jul 19, 02:07:00
Fun things to do in Champaign  Daily Illini Fun things to do in Champaign - Daily Illini 19 Mar 19, 02:03:00
DNR offers $100 reward for every black carp you catch  WTTV CBS4Indy DNR offers $100 reward for every black carp you catch - WTTV CBS4Indy 04 Jul 19, 02:07:00
Carlyle Now Prime for Big Catfish  RiverBender.com Carlyle Now Prime for Big Catfish - RiverBender.com 23 Aug 19, 02:08:00
Bow hunting season begins in Iowa and Illinois  KWQC-TV6 Bow hunting season begins in Iowa and Illinois - KWQC-TV6 01 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Local business notes: Gander Outdoors set to re-open in June  The State Journal-Register Local business notes: Gander Outdoors set to re-open in June - The State Journal-Register 20 Apr 19, 02:04:00
Sauget Location Included in Laest Round of "Same Site" Licenses for Adult Use Cannabis  RiverBender.com Sauget Location Included in Laest Round of "Same Site" Licenses for Adult Use Cannabis - RiverBender.com 15 Jan 20, 02:01:00
Perch variable, ice returning, maybe? Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report  Chicago Sun-Times Perch variable, ice returning, maybe? Chicago fishing, Midwest Fishing Report - Chicago Sun-Times 08 Jan 19, 02:01:00
Illinois Department of Transportation wants to know more about ‘Def Leppard Lagoon'  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis Illinois Department of Transportation wants to know more about ‘Def Leppard Lagoon' - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis 15 Jul 19, 02:07:00
As Illinois prepares for recreational marijuana use, one city bans cannabis sales  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis As Illinois prepares for recreational marijuana use, one city bans cannabis sales - KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis 17 Sep 19, 02:09:00
Workers to be laid off in Mendota Del Monte plant closure  WQAD Moline Workers to be laid off in Mendota Del Monte plant closure - WQAD Moline 21 Aug 19, 02:08:00
Illinois EPA blasted at ethylene oxide town hall for ‘stalling on regulating' plants in Gurnee and Waukegan  Chicago Tribune Illinois EPA blasted at ethylene oxide town hall for ‘stalling on regulating' plants in Gurnee and Waukegan - Chicago Tribune 03 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Fox Valley Area Anglers welcome Chris Taurisano Oct. 22  Chicago Daily Herald Fox Valley Area Anglers welcome Chris Taurisano Oct. 22 - Chicago Daily Herald 18 Oct 19, 02:10:00
Outdoor News and Reports | Illinois Outdoors  ChicagoNow Outdoor News and Reports | Illinois Outdoors - ChicagoNow 30 Jul 17, 02:07:00
Below the Waterline: Area offers locales anglers can bank on  Bloomington Pantagraph Below the Waterline: Area offers locales anglers can bank on - Bloomington Pantagraph 27 Jul 16, 02:07:00
Person arrested for fishing on top of levee Monday morning  Belleville News-Democrat Person arrested for fishing on top of levee Monday morning - Belleville News-Democrat 03 Jun 19, 02:06:00
Top Regional News: Kewanee welcomes weed - News  Galesburg Register-Mail Top Regional News: Kewanee welcomes weed - News - Galesburg Register-Mail 23 Dec 19, 02:12:00
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