World Shooting and Recreational Complex bill in Illinois passes with new mission

A bill that once sought to allow the sale of the World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta now gives DNR permission to explore an agreement with a private company to run the site.
Passed by both Houses on May 18, a rejiggered House Bill 3456 is headed to the governor’s desk. The measure is a trial balloon of sorts that will permit DNR to gauge interest in a public-private partnership to manage the state-owned, 1,600-acre site, which is the home grounds for the Amateur Trapshooting Association’s Grand American Trapshooting Championships.