Starved Rock parking fee bill re-called, again fails one vote short

Off Trail Starved Rock State Park Fall Canyon

Off Trail Sign Starved Rock State Park -Studstill Media Photo

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin’s bill that would allow the Department of Natural Resources to charge a parking fee at Starved Rock failed to pass after being recalled. Senate Bill 1310 was originally called for a Senate vote on Wednesday, but concerns over the provision to exempt LaSalle County residents from paying the fee prohibited the bill from passing. Senate procedural rules allowed Sen. Rezin to re-call the bill, giving it another chance at passing. However, Rezin was still unable to gather up enough support to move the bill over to the House. The bill fell one vote short, yet again, from making it out of the Illinois Senate.