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State parks could charge admission fees, under legislation the Illinois House passed

Visitors to Illinois state parks would face admission fees for the first time under legislation the Illinois House passed Monday.

The bill would allow the state to charge annual fees for vehicle stickers for park entry, as well as daily admission fees for pedestrians or drivers without annual passes.

Proponents of the measure, sponsored by Rep. JoAnn Osmond, R-Antioch, said the money is needed for upkeep at parks, where funds, personnel and care have been cut back heavily in recent years.

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