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|Governor: Sandburg Birthplace, Bishop Hill Must Still Close
|Gov. Rod Blagojevich says legislators can find more money to sweep from special accounts if they want to restore budget cuts.
Legislators are disappointed Blagojevich hasn't rescinded all of the cuts they wanted. With more money, child-welfare workers will stay on the job and four state parks will stay open.
But Blagojevich says there's a bigger deficit problem and not enough money to keep another 20 parks and historic sites open or to spare dozens of other layoffs.
Lawmakers sent the governor $230 million to reverse some of the $1.4 billion in cuts he made last summer.
The money came from sweeping special state accounts, and Blagojevich says lawmakers should sweep more.
PARKS REMAINING OPEN:
* Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park, Sheffield
* Channahon Parkway State Park, Channahon
* Gebhard Woods State Park, Morris
* Kickapoo State Park, Oakwood
* 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
HISTORIC SITES CLOSING:
* 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, 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:
* Bryant cottage, Bement
* David Davis mansion, Bloomington
(Illinois Radio Network)
|11 24 08 by Newsroom
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