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Parks and recreation vital to a stronger Illinois, report shows

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Parks and recreation — natural drivers of health for both Illinoisans and the economy — are in danger of further cuts if state lawmakers allow revenue to plunge next year, according to a new report by the Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children in collaboration with the Illinois Environmental Council and Faith in Place.

Parks and recreation are smart investments for Illinois, providing 44 million visitors a year opportunities to engage in outdoor activities like hiking, biking, hunting and camping. All those visitors mean needed revenue for local economies.

Read the full article online at The Rock River Times.

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