Benton…. On Wednesday Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) released the following statement on the announcement that Rend Lake Resort is seeking a new operator.
“It is very exciting to hear that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has decided to take the first step to reopening Rend Lake Resort by seeking a new operator.” Severin said, “Rend Lake is a beautiful area and the resort brings so much to the local tourism industry. The renovated resort will also provide much needed jobs and revenue for Southern Illinois. I have been in weekly contact with the IDNR since the closing of the resort. Let’s keep up the momentum, and finish off this process that will once again make Rend Lake Resort an awesome tourist destination.”