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IDNR announces closures due to Coronavirus


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) -- All state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational areas, and historic sites are closed until further notice.

That is in accordance to Governor JB Pritzker's disaster proclamation issued on March 9, 2020.

Also canceled is upcoming scheduled events at IDNR facilities.

In a statement, IDNR says it will work tirelessly with the Governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide information as to the schedule for safely reopening our facilities.

All Illinoisans impacted by a cancellation or closure are encouraged to call the IDNR’s Parks Administrative Information Line Monday – Friday at 217-782-6752. A complete listing of state sites can be found on the IDNR website at or

For more information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH website at You may also contact the IDPH at or call the COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931.

John Kendall

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