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Reduced hours/days at McHenry dam

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Here's another sign the IDNR is not out of the woods yet. The Stratton Lock and Dam will have reduced hours and days of operation beginning in May.

Hours at Stratton Lock and Dam Reduced

Lock will close Mondays and Tuesdays; hours reduced during week

McHenry, IL - Starting May 1st, operating hours will be reduced at the William G. Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry in an effort to manage costs during challenging fiscal times.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), which operates the Stratton Lock and Dam, announced today that the lock will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (with the exception of holidays) starting in May. New hours of operation on Wednesdays and Sundays will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The lock will be open from 10 a.m. to midnight on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Holiday hours will be from 10 a.m. to midnight.

Funding availability requires the postponement of hiring staff at this time. IDNR is working on solutions to provide more revenue streams and restore services as quickly as possible.

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Can't believe this. With all the tax we pay? Have they looked at reducing hours each day but staying open each day? Have they looked at volunteers? There's no reason to be open past 10pm. Drunks only then. That would save 14 hours a week. Open at 9am. That would save another 7 hours a week. That's 21 hours - hmmm 2 days worth of time, just about.

well let's look at this, the IDNR: illinois Department of Natural Resources hum the people who require Fishermen to have a Fishing License, but if you look at the real problem, how many men who owe Child Support can't Obtain a Fishing License? but it'sa different branch of the State of (key word) Illinois who is Denying them the License so it appeare to me that one branch of the State, is causing another branch of the State, to have to Lay off Workers Cut Empl;oyees Hours and Pay, Wow this Great State of Illinois that we Live in, Does it take a Rocket Scientist to Figure this out or mabye our Govenor Quinn should be informed of this.

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