View Full Version : Blagojevich shuts down state parks!!!

Aug 31st, 2008, 03:36 AM
Two dozen state parks and historic sites will close and heavy caseloads for workers who help abused children will increase as Gov. Rod Blagojevich (http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/politics/government/rod-blagojevich-PEPLT007479.topic) lays off 325 state workers to balance the state budget.

The cuts will take place over the next three months, and the administration notified state employees of the layoffs earlier this week. Hardest hit was the Department of Children and Family Services, which will lose 179 staffers. The Department of Human Services will fire 73 people, the Department of Natural Resources will lay off 39, and the Historic Preservation Agency will lose 34.

Aug 31st, 2008, 03:47 AM
Please pass this on to people who you think might be interested in this issue. Thanks!

Here is the list of parks on the block, with link to full article following.

The following Illinois State Parks will close effective Nov. 1:

• Castle Rock State Park, Oregon
• Lowden State Park, Oregon
• Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, Sheffield
• Illini State Park, Marseilles
• Channahon Parkway State Park, Channahon
• Gebhard Woods State Park, Morris
• Hidden Springs State Forrest, Strasburg
• Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood
• Moraine View State Park, Leroy
• Weldon Springs State Park, Clinton
• Wolf Creek State Park, Windsor

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2008/08/29/front_page/25658252.txt (http://www.southernillinoisan.com/articles/2008/08/29/front_page/25658252.txt)


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