from representative's office
- living historians,
the following (at the bottom) is the reply from the local reps office
pertaining to the closure of fort de chartes in illinois. it confirms
the matter and the local representative is soliciting letters to the
gub'ner about the reversal of this decision. fort de chartes IS in an
out-of-the-way location and therefore probably does receive less traffic
than a site located near a major thoroughfare. nonetheless, it is a
VERY nice site with a recreated fort, many outbuildings, and spacious
grounds. in addition, they hold several period events during the year
and will be a real loss to anyone who has attended (or plans to attend)
this historic site.
please consider dropping a polite line or two to the gub'ner if you have
visited fort dechartes in the past....or if you had planned to visit in
i also have websites or emails to contact the entities involved which
are listed below.
Governor Rod Blagojevich is contacted through his website:
Lt. Governor Pat Quinn email is contactquinn.ltgov@...
State representative Dan Rietz's email address is
<mailto:repreitz@...> repreitz@... (for the dechartes
drop 'em a line,
From: Rep. Reitz [mailto:repreitz@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 12:53 PM
To: Steve Owens
Subject: Re: permits?
Unfortunately for us that is correct information. We were notified last
Friday. It is our understanding the cuts at Historic Preservation sites
were made by the agency based on operating funds available and the
number of visitors per site with the facilities with the least visitors
targeted. It was a very difficult decision for the agency head.
Representative Reitz has been asking for concerned individuals to write
the Governor on behalf of funding for our historic sites.
Governor Rod Blagojevich
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Thank you for sharing your concern.
116th District Office
Rep. Dan Reitz
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