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Blagojevich Administration's pending closing of 11 state parks, including in Morris, Marseilles, Channahon and Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park at Sheffield.
The doors to the historic sites are to close Oct. 1, and the state parks gated Nov. 1.
These parks were created, bought or donated from the 1900s to 1930s. From easier use of transporting, to feeding families and providing coal for WW2. That is not even a tip of the history.
These parks are used on an everyday basis by many people in the areas and surrounding areas, even those that travel to see the history of our area.
People enjoy fishing, picnics, camping, boy/girl scouts events, festivals, reunions, partys, bird watching, breathe in all the old beautiful trees and flowers of natural beauty you cannot get anywhere else close by, canoeists-walkers-runners use these parks for access to the historic I & M canal, etc
Any entertainment that is considered affordable to our families, are these parks.