From The State Journal-Register:

For Marc Miller, new director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, reopening state parks closed last year as a result of budget cuts was just No. 1 on his to-do list.

It’s a long list, he says, that also includes restoring staff morale, boosting natural resources funding and improving trust with cooperating agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. And then there are all the varied constituent groups — kept on the sidelines for years — who now hope someone at DNR will see it their way. Read More.