Illinois State Parks open May 29th, here’s what you need to know

Brian Noonan

FILE – In this April 10, 2012 file photo, a great blue heron flies over a pond at the Gebhard Woods State Park near Morris, Ill. The chief of state parks in Illinois must repay $7,200 of travel reimbursement he wasn’t entitled to after inquiries by The Associated Press, the latest in a series of missteps at the Department of Natural Resources since February. Ronald House, the department’s director of the office of land management, was reimbursed nearly 80 times for commuting to or from work when state travel rules forbid such reimbursement, according to an AP review of state records. (AP Photo/Shannon McFarland, File)

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Brian Noonan talks with Colleen Callahan, the Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources about the reopening of Illinois State Parks on May 29th. Callahan says that Illinois residents have become a “model” for other states and their parks as Illinois opened a few sites early. Callahan also breaks down the new guidelines in place as parks begin to open.

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