Posts Tagged ‘Illinois preservation’

State Reopens

April 23, 2009

Late last year I wondered in this blog how the Governor (Blagojevich) could close 11 state historic sites when tourism was the state’s top industry. Then he was indicted on a variety of pay-to-play charges and today Governor Quinn has reopened the sites, including the must-see Dana Thomas House in Springfield by Frank Lloyd Wright, Fort de Chartres (the oldest state site), the Lincoln Log Cabin, Carl Sandburg’s birthplace in Galena, and the amazing Bishop Hill Colony. This is good news!