Illinois DNR

WAUKEGAN, IL — For decades, North Shore communities have managed their respective shorelines independently, and have suffered the economic and environmental challenges of individual approaches to the protection of a shared resource. Communities and public landowners need to work together as a region to manage the precious sand that connects northern Illinois communities to Lake Michigan. This was the conclusion of more than 40 officials representing communities and businesses from Evanston to Winthrop Harbor at a joint meeting yesterday.

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