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Surge of DNR retirements could impact state parks

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:59:25 CDT
By: AP


     Officials at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources say dozens of pending retirements may leave some facilities without full-time employees. 80 of the department's 1,100 employees have filed notice that they intend to retire. DNR spokesman Chris McCloud says the department has some sites with one or two employees. McCloud says if those employees decide to retire, "then there would be nobody there." McCloud says the department is deciding what to do if that happens. He says the public uses some facilities that don't have employees working around the clock. And McCloud says conservation police patrol areas.

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