Illinois Caverns officially reopened to the public on Wednesday, June 16. A ribbon cutting event was held at the site on June 15. Pictured speaking at the event by the steps leading down to the cave is Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Site Manager Mic Middleton. Pictured behind him, and also speaking at the event, are: State Representative David Friess, IDNR Director Colleen Callahan and IDNR Director of the Office of Land Management Von Bandy. For more on the ribbon cutting and reopening of Illinois Caverns, please see next week’s print edition.