Illinois State Museum may be shut down if budget impasse not resolved
State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-IL) said late last week that the Legislature’s bipartisan Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CoGFA) held a hearing to discuss the possibility of closing the Illinois State Museum as part of possible spending reductions that would be required should the state budget impasse continue.
If the closure occurs, other operations associated with the state museum would also shut down, including a research and collection center in Springfield, the Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, and Illinois artisan shops in Lockport, Chicago and Whittington.
The museum is part of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
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