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Monday, September 30, 2013

Will this be the only National Park open this weekend?

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Another government shutdown. And the first of many budget deadlines in Washington between now and the end of the year.  Doesn’t look good.

So, why is there a national park in Morton Grove, Illinois?  The parks in Morton Grove are named after streets – Shermer Park is on Shermer Road,  Mansfield Park is at the end of Mansfield Avenue, and so forth.  This park is between Marion Avenue and National Avenue, so someone with a sense of humor named it National Park instead of Marion Park.