ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, visited the Grayslake Heritage Center Museum on Wednesday to get a firsthand account on the devastating effects on Illinois’ museums caused by the state budget impasse.

“Our area is fortunate to have many amazing sites where students, families and tourists can come enrich themselves through fine educational programming being offered at our libraries and museums,” Yingling said. “But the sad reality is that many of these community gems are in danger of not being properly funded due to the inaction from the Governor. Libraries and museums across the state are literally have piles of ‘I Owe Yous’ in grant money that the governor refuses to release and that is simply unacceptable.”

Yingling met with Grayslake Heritage Center’s Executive Director Dave Oberg to discuss the financial stresses being placed on museums as a result of the state’s lack of budget. The visit also provided Yingling an in-depth look at the critical programming and services currently being offered by the museum that attracts thousands of tourists each year who ultimately spend their money in our community, supporting our local economy.


State Rep. Sam Yingling discusses the impact of the state budget impasse on the state’s museums and historical centers with Grayslake Heritage Center Museum Executive Director Dave Oberg.

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