The state of Illinois’ state parks is the topic of the Lake County Audubon Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Libertyville village hall, 118 W. Cook Ave. Chris Rollins, regional land manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will discuss current systems and programs and provide an overview of the status of Illinois’ state parks and budget. He will discuss initiatives to establish new, dedicated sources of funding for the department. Rollins is a native of Quincy and has had a lifelong interest in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, conservation, and park development. The 90-minute meeting is free. Bird houses will be available for sale for the holidays. Info: Chris Geiselhart, (847) 362-5134.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.