Lakefront salmon and trout lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Report, but there is also early catch-and-release inland trout in Illinois beginning Saturday, and fall truly arrives this week.

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(UPDATE 1) Ken O’Malley’s lakes and Kankakee River reports added)

Lakefront salmon and trout continue to lead the sprawling raw-fie Midwest Fishing Report, but with fall truly arriving this week so does fall fishing around Chicago and early catch-and-release fall trout season opens Saturday at a few spots in Illinois.

SHORELINE SALMON/TROUT

See the Fish of the Week for some examples for shoreline salmon and trout in Illinois.

A.J. Cwiok messaged the photo at the top Wednesday night and this:

There’s still silver to be found in Waukegan.

A mixed bag of reports, both for action and types of fish, including kings, coho and browns come around the southern end of the lake.

Stacey Greene at Park Bait at Montrose Harbor texted:

Some nice Kings being caught ,mostly dusk to dawn so predominantly glow spoons & crankbaits. The few caught during the day on anything shiny. Coho & Trout on

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Canceled fall events provide another blow to Quincy businesses

Noble Horvath

QUINCY, IL (WGEM) – Events like Early Tin Duster and Oktoberfest usually bring large crowds to the downtown area.

But due to COVID-19, those events have been canceled or postponed.

Tin Dusters in Quincy in 2019.

Officials from the Adams County Convention and Visitors Bureau said this will have a larger impact on businesses that normally see a boost from these events.

The larger community may also lose revenue brought in by the events.

“These events are also bringing dollars to our local not for profits. Camp Callahan, Friends of the Trail, and Rotary Club kick back all of those dollars back into the community, so that’s going to be a loss going forward as well. We’ll be reeling from this for a few years,” said Holly Cain, Quincy Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director.

Cain added that smaller events like weddings being postponed has also lost significant money for

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Easy Fall Day Trips from Major U.S. Cities

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Kohler, Wisconsin

If the name of this town located about an hour’s drive north of Milwaukee sounds familiar, it’s because it may be the birthplace of your toilet, bathtub, or sink. Kohler started out as a company town incorporated in 1912, housing workers from the massive plumbing-fixture factory, but don’t let that put you off. The garden community was carefully laid out by the noted landscape architecture firm of the Olmsted Brothers, which included Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in New York City. Today, their work—along with the village’s signature Kohler Tudor–style residential and commercial buildings—remains in pristine condition, thanks to a partnership between the Kohler Company and Kohler Village.

A visit to the town isn’t complete without at least driving through the Kohler Company complex. Grab a bite to eat at the Horse & Plough, once the taproom for employees and now serving up elevated pub grub,

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The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa Introduces New Fall Packages to Inspire Today’s …

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is excited to announce two new packages to meet the needs of today’s travelers. Given the changing landscape of travel, work and school, these packages are centered around those working remotely, attending school on-line, in need of a pampering retreat, or all three!

“Work Well, Play Well” Program – The “Work Well, Play Well” Package is an invitation for those who are able connect remotely to step outside of the home environment and, instead, connect amidst the beauty of Hilton Head Island. Travelers can “work well,” with various locations around the resort to set up office, business resources on hand, and spectacular “office” views, and “play well” with unique island experiences when the tasks of the day are done.

From making colleagues envious of the crashing waves in the background of your

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SF Ballet Announces Community and Family Events For Fall 2020

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Free programming designed for Pre-K through elementary school students continues to air on SF Loves Learning.

Free programming designed for Pre-K through elementary school students continues to air on SF Loves Learning, featuring a daily “Dance with SF Ballet” segment, created by San Francisco Unified School District in partnership with KTVU Plus. More resources for children, families, and educators can be found on the SF Ballet Classroom.

Free admission. Ongoing, Monday-Friday from 2-3 p.m. on television, or on-demand on the web.

SF Ballet School’s adult drop-in classes resume October 6. Live accompaniment complements these one-hour classes, which are available for all levels of experience.

General admission: $10

Online via Zoom. The complete fall schedule will be posted online by Friday, October 2.

On October 6 from 6-8 p.m., Ballet Basics hosts soloists Jahna Frantziskonis and Steven Morse as they discuss their lives as professional dancers. Audiences will leave equipped with

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Profit booking, global cues subdue markets, banking stocks fall (Roundup)

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Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Profit booking, along with volatile global cues, subdued the Indian equity markets on Tuesday, with both the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 closing on a flat-to-negative note.

Segment-wise, heavy selling was witnessed in banking, FMCG, infra, pharma and energy stocks. However, metals, IT and auto stocks gained.

On the global front, Asian markets ended on a mixed note after a mildly higher opening on Tuesday ahead of the first US presidential debate later in the day, with investors also remaining cautious over the global economy’s prospects as coronavirus deaths surpassed the 1-million mark worldwide.

Similarly, European shares slipped as investors awaited the first US presidential debate, and eyed progress of a fiscal stimulus package in Washington.

The BSE Sensex closed at 37,973.22, lower by 8.41 points, or 0.02 per cent, from the previous close of 37,981.63.

The Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange closed at 11,222.40,

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Parks and Recreation gears up for fall with programming options – News – Waxahachie Daily Light

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Prosper’s Parks and Recreation department is offering a plethora of programming this fall for town residents.

“Parks and Recreation has always offered high-quality programs for all ages and we are pleased to announce we will continue numerous activities throughout this season,” Dudley Raymond, director of Parks and Recreation, said.

“If you’re looking for ways to get out in the fresh air, we’ve got that. Indoor options following our fun-and-fitness theme include nutrition workshops, art instruction, fitness classes and methods for learning to relax and improve creativity.”

Raymond said the schedule also includes expanded programs for active adults and seniors age 55-plus, including the recently launched Prosper Area Senior Bowling League.

The league, which is open to bowlers of all skill levels, meets at 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Strikz, 8769 Lebanon Road, Frisco. A $10 weekly fee is charged to cover shoe rental and games. Advance registration is requested and additional

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‘I was only seen by my color’: NAACP, Interfaith group share experiences with Fall River, New Bedford police – News – The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

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When Moriah Wiggins made her way to an event in Fall River she was prepared for a fun and social evening, but instead she ended the night barefoot in a cold cell.

The UMass Dartmouth graduate and NAACP New Bedford Branch member was going to a school sanctioned event hosted by the college’s African Students Association. Police arrived while she was waiting in line.

The police began to “aggressively move students to disperse,” according to Wiggins, and she said her nightmare began when she asked an officer not to push her friend.

“In that moment I was only seen by my color, a color that was not worth respect or decency, I was just another black youth who had the nerve to question the people I expected to protect me, another black woman who wondered what I had done to deserve this,” Wiggins said.

Two officers handcuffed Wiggins and pushed

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Kickoff of the Fall Holiday Season at Frankfurt Airport

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The fall travel season is just around the corner: school holidays will start next Friday in Hesse and several other German states. Despite the ongoing global pandemic, many holiday destinations can still be safely and easily reached from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) while complying with current requirements. To let passengers embark on their trips without worrying, in recent months the airport has worked closely with other institutions to implement a comprehensive range of safeguards against contagion.

Social
distancing and hygiene

In addition to
requiring everyone to wear a face covering at all times inside the terminal
buildings, general hygiene and social distancing rules are enforced. Floor
markings, signs, regular PA announcements, and frequently patrolling airport
staff remind them to maintain a distance of one-and-a-half meters from other
people, also in the seating and waiting areas. “The safety of passengers and
personnel is our top priority,” stresses Thomas Kirner, who is responsible

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Best places to check out the fall foliage in and around Montreal

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a bench in front of a tree: A cyclist is silhouetted against the bright fall colours of the changing leaves in Parc Lafontaine in Montreal, on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.


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A cyclist is silhouetted against the bright fall colours of the changing leaves in Parc Lafontaine in Montreal, on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.

Montreal and the surrounding area come alive in autumn with blazing hues of reds, oranges and yellows as the trees begin to turn in tune with the season. While there are plenty of viewing opportunities in more rural areas of Quebec, you really don’t, in fact, have to travel too far from your front door in order to catch a glimpse of the natural splendour on full display.

From short day trips outside of the city to more domestic adventures by way of the métro, here are some wonderful spots in and around Montreal that offer unbeatable fall foliage viewing opportunities and a great excuse to get outside and enjoy a socially distanced date with the city — but keep in mind

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