Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
Donald Moffitt, Co-Chair
Donne Trotter, Co-Chair
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Illinois State Museum


The Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources proposes to close the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois.





Initial Public Notice to CGFA from the Agency:

June 3, 2015

Recommendation Requested by CGFA from the Agency:

June 10, 2015

Recommendation Received:

June 19, 2015

Letter to Department of Natural Resources from CGFA:

June 30, 2015

Response to Request for More Information:

July 13, 2015 updated

Impact Study:

under Recommendation Received, and
under Response to Request for More Information

Public Comment Period:

June 23, 2015 - July 22, 2015   Public Comments updated

Meeting Scheduled:

July 13, 2015    Agenda   Attendance   Audio
Witness Slips & Written Testimony

Notice to DNR Regarding Meeting for Vote:

 July 29, 2015

DNR Response to Notice of Meeting for Vote:

 July 31, 2015

Meeting For Vote:

August 5, 2015 TIME CHANGE TO 9:00 A.M. Agenda

Attendance, Motions and Votes     Meeting Audio

Commission Advisory Opinion:

August 6, 2015

Status of Facility Closure Process:

Illinois State Museum to reopen July 2, 2016 with $5 admission fee.   SJ-R article