Illinois Governor Proclaims June “Leave No Child Inside” Month

Illinois Governor Proclaims June “Leave No Child Inside” Month
Under the previous presidential administration, we saw a program introduced called “No Child Left Behind.” The results reported were less than what was hoped. Here’s hoping that a new state program with a similar sounding name has better results.

Gov. Pat Quinn has made June “Leave No Child Inside” month. Our governor is encouraging young people to spend more time discovering the wonders of the outdoors, enjoying our natural resources and participating in “Leave No Child Inside” events scheduled across the state.

Quinn said, “Here in the Land of Lincoln, we have some of the most beautiful natural sites in the country – from our state parks to our lakes and rivers. It is important for children to turn off the television, put down their video games and get outdoors to learn about nature in a truly interactive classroom.”

Fitting quite nicely into “Leave No Child Inside” month are the Illinois Free Fishing Days. They are Friday through Sunday. During Illinois Free Fishing Days, anyone is allowed to fish without a sport fishing license, an inland trout stamp or a Lake Michigan salmon stamp. This is a great time to try the sport without having to buy a license. It’s also a great time to introduce a friend, a family member or a co-worker to the sport.

To help families get into fishing, the McHenry County Conservation District is holding “Hooked on Fishing.” The program is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hollows at…
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