Urban League of St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines - Monday, June 4, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-june-4-2012 <p><strong>Ill. DNR director cannot rule out park closures</strong></p><p><em>Amanda Vinicky contributed reporting from Springfield.</em></p><p>The director of the Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources says his department will do all it can to keep the state&#39;s parks open after the failure of a $2 increase in license plate fees that would have provided a funding stream the the DNR.</p><p>But Marc Miller says he can&#39;t rule anything out, because the department has seen its budget slashed by 50 percent over the last decade.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:31:59 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Illinois Public Radio & Tim Lloyd 3839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Monday, June 4, 2012