Friday, December 24, 2004

Something Fishy at DNR
The Southern's Les Winkeler has another chapter in what's wrong with the layoffs at IDNR, this time in the office of land reclamation, which is funded entirely by the feds.

Les' article is titled, "Two IDNR Employees Question Layoff Reasoning."

Layoffs during budget cutbacks are understandable, but the outright lies emanating from Springfield that the layoffs won't affect services is despicable. Check out the next to last paragraph.
AFSCME said that despite claims that no parks will be closed, the I&M Canal Visitor Center in Lockport and the Spring Grove State Fish Hatchery will be permanently closed.