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Bill aimed at giving Illinois state park to Potawatomi band stalls

An angler releases a 40-inch muskie back into Shabbona Lake inside Shabbona Lake State Park in Illinois. (Photo courtesy of B&C Club)

A statehouse measure would have authorized Illinois to give ownership of Shabbona Lake State Park to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, but the bill didn’t advance in the spring legislative session despite lawmakers saying the bill would have righted a historical wrong.
State Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, said that in the late 1800s white settlers stole land from Chief Shab-eh-nay’s home reservation in northern Illinois when the chief traveled to visit family in Kansas for a few years.

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