Planned burn held at park

Motorists who noticed a lot of smoke while driving on Ill. 2 through Castle Rock State Park last Friday need not have worried.

Park officials conducted a planned burn of the park’s 710-acre preserve, located in the center of the 2,000 acre park located south of Oregon.

The burn was located north of Wilderness Road and on the west side of Ill. 2.

Site superintendent Grant Afflerbaugh said several hundred acres of the was successfully burned.