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Illinois to close money-losing shooting complex, campground

The state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for a pair of national competitions. The World Shooting and Recreation Complex in southern Illinois will close soon after the Grand American World Trapshooting Championship, which began Wednesday and continues through next week. Whether that closing is temporary or permanent hinges on a state budget impasse that shows few signs of being resolved any time soon. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it costs $3 million each year to operate the site 50 miles southeast of St. Louis, including $400,000 in debt service. The 10-year-old complex...

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