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Hoffman Estates Chamber hosts annual fishing derby

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  • Tom Werenski, of Richmond Fisheries, releases tagged bluegills in Hoffman Estates Thursday for Saturday's Community Fishing Derby. The lake was stocked with 50 catfish and 50 bluegills.

       Tom Werenski, of Richmond Fisheries, releases tagged bluegills in Hoffman Estates Thursday for Saturday's Community Fishing Derby. The lake was stocked with 50 catfish and 50 bluegills.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

  • Tom Werenski, of Richmond Fisheries, releases tagged bluegills in Hoffman Estates Thursday for Saturday's Community Fishing Derby. The lake was stocked with 50 catfish and 50 bluegills.

       Tom Werenski, of Richmond Fisheries, releases tagged bluegills in Hoffman Estates Thursday for Saturday's Community Fishing Derby. The lake was stocked with 50 catfish and 50 bluegills.
    Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald staff report

The Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Community Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at South Ridge Lake, 1450 Freeman Road.

The event is co-sponsored by the chamber, Sears Holdings Corp., Hoffman Estates Community Bank and Cabela's.

About 100 fish sponsored by local businesses are worth $10 to $100 if caught, with one worth a $1,000 gift card to Cabela's. There will also be door prizes, goody bags, T-shirt giveaways and food available for purchase.

There are no age or residency restrictions and no fishing license is necessary. Registration at the event is $5. For information visit hechamber.com or call (847) 781-9100.

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