Sparta Shooting Complex to Close; At Least Temporarily

(AP) The state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for a pair of national competitions. The World Shooting and Recreation Complex will close soon after the Grand American World Trapshooting Championship, which began Wednesday and continues through next week. Whether that closing is temporary or permanent hinges on a state budget impasse that shows few signs of being resolved any time soon.