Illinois parks/historic sites closing


A dozen Illinois state historic sites and seven state parks will close Sunday as part of budget cuts made by Gov. Rod Blagojevich to help close a $2 billion budget deficit.


—Castle Rock State Park, Oregon

—Lowden State Park, Oregon

—Illini State Park, Marseilles

—Hidden Springs State Forrest, Strasburg

—Moraine View State Park, Leroy

—Weldon Springs State Park, Clinton

—Wolf Creek State Park, Windsor


—Dana-Thomas House, Springfield

—Lincoln log cabin near Charleston

—Fort de Chartres, Randolph County

—Vandalia statehouse

—State center at Bishop Hill, Henry County

—Carl Sandburg birthplace, Galesburg

—Cahokia courthouse

—Hauberg Indian Museum in Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island County, but the adjacent natural area will stay open.

—Jubilee College, near Peoria

—Apple River Fort, Elizabeth

—Fort Kaskaskia, Randolph County

—Pierre Menard home, Randolph County

Local funds and volunteers will keep open at least temporarily:

—Bryant cottage, Bement

—David Davis mansion, Bloomington

2 thoughts on “Illinois parks/historic sites closing

  1. Craig Wieczorkiewicz says:

    I wonder what Oregon did to tick off Blago – two of the seven closed state parks are there!

  2. samza says:

    I like julibee-diamond verymuch

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