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  • A push is on to abolish DuPage County's forest board Feb 27, 2015 6:41 PM
    A suburban lawmaker says she wants to eliminate the DuPage County Forest Board, a push that comes weeks after Gov. Bruce Rauner pointed to the county as a potential model of how to consolidate government. State Rep. Deb Conroy, a Villa Park Democrat, filed legislation to give the board's duties to the DuPage County Board, at what she says would be an annual savings of $500,000 per year.

  • Forest district offers spring break activities for kids Feb 24, 2015 3:45 PM
    Families looking for fun things for kids to do during spring break can check out the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which offers horse camps, trout fishing and springtime spruce-up programs for kids. “These programs are excellent opportunities to introduce kids to something new and different and get them outside connecting to nature,” said Joseph Cantore, president of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.

  • DuPage forest preserve garage project gets a boost Feb 24, 2015 7:26 PM
    A long-stalled project to build a fleet maintenance garage at Blackwell Forest Preserve has overcome a significant hurdle. DuPage County Forest Preserve officials on Tuesday revealed plans to get water for the site — long a major sticking point — from Warrenville.

  • Kline Creek ready to welcome baby lambs Feb 22, 2015 8:52 AM
    Lambing season has begun at Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, and ewes are expected to give birth to between 15 to 25 lambs between now and the second week of March. “Sheep are seasonal breeders, so it's typical for them to be born around this time,” said Keith McClow, the education site manager for the farm.

  • Forest preserve district: Let wildlife remain wild Feb 12, 2015 12:49 PM
    After finding a young deer wearing a pet collar at York Woods Forest Preserve in Oak Brook, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is reminding residents not to interact with or feed wildlife.

  • Residents donate $40,000 to help DuPage forest preserve buy land Feb 5, 2015 2:24 PM
    More than 20 neighbors of Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve near Darien contributed $40,000 to help the DuPage County Forest Preserve acquire a 9-acre parcel of open space.

  • Enjoy Mayslake Forest Preserve at ‘Wonders of Winter’ open house Jan 27, 2015 11:50 AM
    Area residentss can try out ice fishing, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride and tour the Peabody Mansion during the "Wonders of Winter" event on Feb. 7 at Mayslake Forest Preserve in Oak Brook.

  • DuPage forest preserve mulling dog park near Darien Jan 13, 2015 4:27 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners might spend up to $40,000 to determine whether a preserve in the southeastern part of the county is the right spot for a proposed dog park. Off-leash dog areas are located at six forest preserves around DuPage. But they all are miles away from residents in the southeast part of the county, Commissioner Linda Painter said.

  • DuPage forest preserve director search poised to begin Jan 13, 2015 1:59 PM
    Two months after the person they chose to lead the DuPage County Forest Preserve District declined to take the job, commissioners are preparing to begin another search for an executive director — without outside assistance. Commissioners on Tuesday agreed that district employees will do the legwork necessary to find potential candidates for the position last held by Arnie Biondo. “Let staff develop a criteria, maybe sort through all the applicants, narrow it down to maybe five or 10, and then bring it to us to take it further,” Commissioner Al Murphy said.

  • Anglers find fish, fun at DuPage Hard Water Classic Jan 10, 2015 7:44 PM
    A frozen lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville was dotted with huts and riddled with holes Saturday afternoon, and that’s exactly how hundreds of ice fishers liked it. About 200 anglers were competing in the third annual Hard Water Classic sponsored by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, aiming to catch the biggest fish or to win a prize for the longest bluegill, crappie or largemouth bass.

  • DuPage forest preserve doesn’t want land annexed Jan 6, 2015 5:55 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve officials don’t want district land included in plans to expand Bensenville’s borders.

  • Frigid temperatures revive DuPage’s Hard Water Classic Jan 7, 2015 10:48 AM
    Frigid temperatures this week are creating what officials hope will be ideal conditions for the third annual Hard Water Classic ice-fishing tournament at Blackwell Forest Preserve’s Silver Lake near Warrenville. Sponsored by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, the tourney is scheduled for noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, and is expected to attract hundreds of anglers.

  • Hard Water Classic ice fishing tournament returns to Blackwell Forest Preserve Jan. 10 Jan 4, 2015 1:01 AM
    Ice anglers of all ages are invited to test their skills against hundreds of competitors at the DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s “Hard Water Classic” ice fishing tournament from noon 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, on the 62-acre Silver Lake at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville.

  • Volunteers seed native grasses in West Chicago Prairie Jan 3, 2015 7:21 PM
    As part of the preparation process in the quest to remove nonnative species of brush from the West Chicago Prairie in West Chicago, DuPage County Forest Preserve District volunteers seeded part of the area Saturday. In a future controlled burn by the forest preserve staff, fire will be used to burn off nonnative brush mixed in with native plant species sewn by the volunteers.

  • DuPage County forest district picnic, camp permits go on sale Jan. 2 Dec 23, 2014 3:56 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve District starts taking reservations for its picnic areas and camp sities on Jan. 2.

  • Cantore focused on the future of DuPage forest preserve Dec 11, 2014 10:16 AM
    Joseph Cantore already has several goals he wants to meet as president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve commission. They include implementing a reorganization of the district and finding an executive director. “I am looking forward to doing the business of the forest preserve,” Cantore said. “There's a lot of issues we've got to get accomplished.”

  • Editorial: Leadership change a costly mistake Dec 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    After the DuPage County Forest Preserve District hired a new executive director, and then fired him months later at a high cost, there’s only one place to look when assessing what went wrong. That’s at the forest preserve commission itself, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Two DuPage panels each welcome a new member Dec 9, 2014 5:27 PM
    The DuPage County Board and county forest preserve commission welcomed new members Tuesday when they both filled vacancies on their respective boards. Karyn Romano of Glen Ellyn has been appointed to finish the term of the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the county board. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Redick of Elmhurst has been appointed to forest preserve President Joseph Cantore’s former seat on the forest preserve commission.

  • An old-fashioned Christmas at Kline Creek Dec 7, 2014 5:02 PM
    Visitors to Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago celebrated Christnas in the style of the 1890s on Sunday during the annual "Christmas on the Farm" celebration.

  • The Soapbox Dec 6, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer praise and sound off on suburban issues.

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