ROUND LAKE BEACH – With the modified stay-at-home order taking effect May 1, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is reminding residents that state parks are partially reopened and available for residents to visit.

“With the weather continuing to get warmer, it is a great time to utilize the many amazing state parks that Illinois is home to,” Yingling said in a news release. “Visiting a state park is a great way to get outdoors while also maintaining social distancing during this pandemic.”

Many state parks in Illinois, including Chain O’Lakes in Spring Grove, are partially available for public use. Visitors will be able to engage in activities such as wildlife observation, hiking, biking and fishing. Facilities such as visitor centers, campgrounds and beaches will remain closed.

For more information, visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website at�


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May 14, 2020 at 05:29PM