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Stratton Lock and Dam to resume Seven-Day Operating Schedule

Beginning June 28, the William G. Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry will resume full-time daily operations for the remainder of the 2017 boating season, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

From June 28 to September 30, the Stratton lock tenders will operate the facility seven days a week from 8am to midnight. From October 1 to October 31, the operating hours will be 8am to 8pm daily. 

The Stratton lock hours have been restricted since early spring due to a loss of employees.

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