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Governor Pat Quinn has announced $16.5 million in investments for 46 local park projects across Illinois.

The projects are funded through the state’s Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development program (OSLAD) and administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

This year’s OSLAD grant recipients includes:

Christian County

  • City of Pana, $190,000 for Kitchell Park redevelopment.


Shelby County

  • Village of Herrick, $57,100 for Carroll Park development.
  • Moweaqua Park District, $12,500 for North Park development.


The OSLAD program began in 1986 and, not including these announced projects, has provided approximately $377.8 million for 1,641 local park projects in Illinois.

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