Have you heard of our infamous former Illinois governor? In 2008, Rod Blagojevich decided to make cuts in our state budget, and this included closing some of our state parks. We decided to visit these state parks before they were closed to the public. This slideshow has pictures from White Pines State Park, Castle Rock State Park, and Lowden State Park. The governor who replaced Blagojevich has reopened the closed state parks, much to our relief!
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A little sidenote: I originally had the slideshow above play to “Wide Open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks, and YouTube informed me I was probably infringing on copyright law. So being the
goody two-shoes responsible person that I am, I replaced the music with something benign. Nothing (probably) would have happened to me if I had left the slideshow the way it was…but I just felt the need to change it. (Why is “Breakin’ the Law” by Judas Priest suddenly playing over and over in my head?)