- Rauner to Smiddy: No debate for you
- State Roundup: Moody’s: Regardless of reform, Chicago pension will grow for years
- State Roundup: State could see up to $500 million in unexpected revenue for current FY
- Tax revenues up, Rauner to restore $26 million ‘Good Friday’ cuts
- First Friday Lineup: May 1
- State Roundup: Former governor Walker passes away
- Mayors decry local funding cut proposal, say expect cuts to services
- Senate rejects bill to ban smoking in cars with children present
- Mayors warn of critical cuts if funds are reduced
- Rebuilding Rockford
Fishing: State bass fishing tournament may occur in June
By Doug Halberstadt
The following information was provided to me earlier this week as a result of a story I wrote concerning the Rockford Boylan Catholic High School and Rockford Lutheran High School bass fishing teams. Both are on standby awaiting their opportunity to win a state championship.
According to IHSA Associate Executive Director and Bass Fishing Administrator Kurt Gibson: “The IHSA is continuing to monitor water levels at Carlyle Lake and discussing the situation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Carlyle as well as City of Carlyle officials in attempts to find a date for rescheduling the event. At this point, it is still too early to know with certainty at what point the lake will recede enough to allow for a safe competition. However, the weekends of June 17-18 and June 24-25 are currently being targeted as potential state final dates.
“Recognizing that these weekends are in the summer and may not allow for some competing boats to participate, we are reaching out to the qualifying schools in an attempt to find out if either weekend would be more optimal in maximizing the number of competitors able to attend.
“We anticipate that we will announce the new state final date on or before June 3.”
Both area teams qualified in April for a right to compete at the state tournament earlier this month. As a result of flooding conditions and high water levels at Carlyle Lake in southern Illinois, the tournament had to be postponed.
I will make every effort to update this story as information becomes available.
E-mail Doug Halberstadt at Dougster61@aol.com.
From the May 25-31, 2011 issue