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State gives $1.3M for Lake Mich. shoreline project

ZION (AP) — The state of Illinois will spend $1.3 million to stabilize the Lake Michigan shoreline at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion.

That will involve installing on- and off-shore structures that will allow sediment to move naturally without eroding the existing shoreline.

Sand that's accumulated along the park's north beach will be redistributed.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources oversees the nearly 3,000-acre park and its 6 miles of shoreline. Director Marc Miller says the stabilization project will help protect diverse coastal habitats in the area.

Officials say the money is coming out of the state's capital construction program.

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