DNR: $1 Licenses for Illinois Seniors Not Ready

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By Associated Press

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says a system offering hunting and fishing licenses at a reduced price is not yet ready.
 
The Northwest Herald (http://bit.ly/YYnVDV ) reports the department will refund people who have already purchased the licenses. Spokesman Chris Young says the system should be completed by the beginning of October.
 
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill in August allowing Illinois residents ages 75 and over to buy the recreational licenses at a reduced cost of $1, and some stamps at no cost. Full-priced fishing licenses cost $15, or $7.75 for those 65 and older. Hunting licenses are $12.50, or $6.50 for those 65 and over.
 
Rep. Jack Franks, who sponsored the bill, says he is disappointed the department wasn't better prepared.
 
Young says a refund form should be available on the department's website sometime this week.
 
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Information from: The Northwest Herald, http://www.nwherald.com

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