to CLF Iowa_boy.
The Mchenry Dam just south of the town of Mchenry has good shore fishing. There is also good shore fishing just west of Antioch on rt 173 at Oak Point State park.
If you want to head a bit northeast, you can fish the Desplaines river or Sterling lake which is located just west of rt 41 on rt 173.
You can search this site or google these names and you'll get plenty of information.