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Illinois' shuttered historic sites reopened

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Governor Pat Quinn announced Thursday that 11 of the state historic sites closed by Blagojevich late last year have been reopened to the public.

At the Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Governor Quinn welcomed the first visitors to the site in more than four months.

Earlier this month, the General Assembly passed a $1.6 million supplemental appropriations bill to support the re-hiring of all 33 Illinois Historic Preservation Agency (IHPA) employees who were laid off when the historic sites closed.

The following historic sites will reopen today (April 23) and most will resume a five day per week schedule:
Apple River Fort, Elizabeth
Bishop Hill
Hauberg Indian Museum at Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island
Cahokia Courthouse, Cahokia
Carl Sandburg, Galesburg
Dana-Thomas House, Springfield
Fort de Chartres, Prairie du Rocher
Fort Kaskaskia, Ellis Grove
Pierre Menard Home, Ellis Grove
Jubilee College, Brimfield
Lincoln Log Cabin, near Charleston

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