Wildlife Prairie State Park one step closer to private ownership

By WEEK Producer

April 25, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A bill that would return Wildlife Prairie State Park to private hands is headed to the Governor's desk.

House Bill House Bill 1292 would transfer the ownership of the park from the state to the Friends of Wildlife Prairie Park.

The bill passed in the Illinois Senate Thursday by a vote of 53-0.

The measure now goes to Governor Pat Quinn, who has already expressed his support.

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