IN OPPOSITION OF CLOSING
ILLINOIS SATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES
WHEREAS, Illinois State Parks and Historical sites provide
Recreation and education opportunities to residents of the State of Illinois
WHEREAS, Illinois State Parks and Historical sites are an internal
part of our area’s economy, providing jobs and purchasing goods and
services from numerous local businesses; and
WHEREAS, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
and Governor Rod R. Blagojevich’s administration has announced THEIR
intentions to close 11 State Parks and various Historic sites including
the Hennepin Canal Parkway, which would result in the loss of
recreation and education opportunities, and have a negative economic
effect on the Municipalities and Counties near where the Parks and
Historic sites are located.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of ____________
opposes the State of Illinois plan to close Illinois State Parks and
Historic sites; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of _____________ calls on
the Illinois General Assembly to pass legislation and adopt a budget that
maintains the full operation of the Illinois State Parks and Historic sites.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to
Governor Blagojevich, and the Illinois General Assembly Leaders in the
vicinity of these Illinois State Parks and Historic sites.
Date ________ Attest _____________ Official _____________ for ______