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A state lawmaker says citizens should be allowed to utilize the state’s expansive outdoor trail systems at this time. 


State Senator Chuck Weaver of Peoria says not for congregating in, but for movement—like walking/running, biking, or equestrian activities. All state parks are shutdown at this time as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, but Weaver says there should be some latitude in some areas. He has sent a letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker on the issue.



Weaver says his request would be confined to those counties where local officials and site superintendents have indicated they believe it is safe to do so.

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