Senator Tim Bivins says he has personally thanked Governor Pat Quinn for his decision to reopen seven state parks – including Castle Rock State Park and Lowden State Park in Oregon – and is hoping for a similar decision about the state’s historic sites.

“I appreciate Governor Quinn keeping his pledge to open the parks. It’s a nice change from the ‘reward-and-retribution’ style of the former Governor,” Senator Bivins said. “We now hope to work with Governor Quinn and get a similar decision about the historic sites.”

Governor Quinn’s February 26 announcement, at the Department of Natural Resources building in Springfield, officially started the process of reopening Castle Rock State Park and Lowden State Park in Oregon, Illini State Park in Marseilles, Hidden Springs State Forest in Strasburg, Moraine View State Park in Leroy, Weldon Springs State Park in Clinton, and Wolf Creek State Park in Windsor.

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