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Illinois State Parks

Plan a Fun Summer Getaway in Illinois to These 10 parks

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.15.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

With gas prices climbing, you may want to stay a bit closer to home this summer -- look no further than your own backyard. Check out these great Illinois parks.

Hope for Illinois State Parks and Great Outdoors?

Jack Darin | Posted 07.28.2012 | Green
Jack Darin

Summer is here again, and many of us are looking forward to spending some time in the great outdoors in the months ahead. Will our beautiful state parks be open and in good shape when we're ready to get outside?

State Historic Sites Closed By Blagojevich Reopening Next Week: Quinn

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says historic sites shuttered by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich are reopening next week. Illinois Historic Preservation A...

Quinn To Reopen State Parks And Historic Sites Closed By Blagojevich

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says shuttered historic sites could reopen by summer. The Chicago Democrat says he is committed to opening t...

Quinn Reopens 7 Illinois Parks Closed By Blagojevich

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD---At 10:30 a.m. today, seven state parks closed under Rod Blagojevich as a cost-cutting move were reopened, Gov. Pat Quinn said. The park...

Eff-Rod: 'You Got a Nice Park There. Shame if Anything Happened to It'

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The governor may be able to de-Grinchify on the way out the door with a gesture for everyone who loves history, poetry, architecture and trees - rescind the Illinois public lands closings.

Illinois Governor Closes 11 State Parks

Pamela Todd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Pamela Todd

On November 30, the State of Illinois will lock the gates to 12 state parks and 13 historic sites. If you try to get in, you could be arrested for trespassing . . . on public lands you've been supporting with your tax dollars all these years.