No license required if you want to go fishing this weekend.
The Department of Natural Resources is allowing the public to fish any public body of water without a license this weekend and DNR Conservation Police Sergeant John Williamson indicates it aims to give everyone a chance to enjoy the great outdoors and experience the fun of fishing.
Regulations at each body of water are going to be different. Williamson encourages anyone heading out to familiarize themselves with those regulations for where they are going and to let someone know where you're going to be fishing at.
Visit dnr.illinois.gov for all regulations of each body of water. Additionally, Williamson says you can get a fishing license or renew your fishing license at that web address as well.