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Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation have reintroduced measures to make Cahokia Mounds part of a new national park.
Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, filed the legislation last week.
The bills would establish the Cahokia Mounds and Mississippian Culture National Historic Park, to be managed by the National Park Service along with state and local agencies. It would include Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Sugarloaf Mound in St. Louis and other ancient mounds in St. Clair, Madison and Monroe counties.