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updated: 11/19/2013 7:25 AM

Hunting programs at facility on hold after storm

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WILMINGTON, Ill. -- State officials have put hunting programs at a northeastern Illinois facility on hold after Sunday's severe storms caused damage.

In a news release, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says that they've suspended hunting programs at the Des Plaines Game Propagation Center in Wilmington until further notice. The facility about 60 miles from Chicago reported significant damage in a storm during which tornadoes caused major destruction and several deaths in central and southern Illinois.

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State officials say they'll continue with damage assessment and cleanup, including the removal of downed trees.

Hunting programs will be open at the nearby Des Plaines State Fish and Wildlife Area.

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