Petition launched to keep Sparta, IL shooting complex open

Petition launched to keep Sparta, IL shooting complex open

SPARTA, IL (KFVS) - An Illinois representative has launched a petition to keep the Sparta shooting complex open.

Rep. Jerry Costello II launched the petition in light of Gov. Bruce Rauner's announced plan to close the World Shooting and Recreational Complex.

Rauner announced the plane to close the complex on Friday, June 12. Though the planned closure will not affect the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships in August, other events, including the annual St. Jude's Shoot on Sept. 5 to benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, would not be held at the complex.

Costello's petition asks the governor to keep the complex open and keep those events in Sparta, Ill.

You can click here to sign the petition online.

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