Braidwood and the other cooling lakes are reportedly on the downsizing list (restricting hours, days, season length)and Mazonia is on the closing list released by Governor Ryan on the newest list of things to do to make Illinois financially stable. Be concerned! This is a big game of chicken over the budget and many things are going to get cut and scaling back and closing State Fish and Wildlife Refuges is right up there with closing prisons and mental health centers, letting prisoners loose early before their sentences are up, some 8,000 State employees getting laid off and/or losing their jobs, etc. In this election year noone will advocate for new taxes. Here comes the budget ax! The only effective thing you can do about it is to call, write, or better yet visit the local office of your local State Representative or Senator and let them know how important recreational and outdoor opportunities and activities are for children, youth, and sportsmen and women in this State. Not to mention all of the revenues in all of these central and downstate Illinois towns from us sporting anglers and hunters. It is serious folks.