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Illinois State Museum System, Shooting Sports at World Shooting and Recreational Complex Scheduled to Close Sept. 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACTS:
Chris Young
217-557-1240
Illinois State Museum System, Shooting Sports at World Shooting and Recreational Complex Scheduled to Close Sept. 30
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced today that the Illinois State Museum system and World Shooting and Recreational Complex near Sparta will close as scheduled Sept. 30 and will remain closed while the court case regarding the associated layoffs is arbitrated.
 
Due to the lack of a balanced budget, IDNR was set to lay off 107 bargaining unit employees effective Sept. 30. Those layoffs have been suspended indefinitely due to an agreement between the State of Illinois and labor unions representing employees affected. While employees will return to work, the facilities will remain closed to the public during the suspension.
 
Closure at the World Shooting and Recreational Complex is limited to shooting sports events. The main event center, restaurant, Amateur Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame and access to boat ramps for fishing will remain open.
 
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