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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Redick picked to fill forest preserve vacancy Dec 5, 2014 4:33 PM
    A former DuPage County Board member who sits on the Illinois tollway board has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the DuPage forest preserve commission. Forest preserve President Joseph Cantore wants Jeffrey Redick to take his former seat on the commission. The board is expected to vote on Redick’s appointment during a specially called commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning. “I’m honored that President Cantore considered me for this position,” Redick said Friday.

     
  • Pierotti reflects on 20 years as DuPage forest preserve president Dec 4, 2014 9:50 AM
    Through a period of dramatic change for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, the one constant was D. "Dewey" Pierotti. The 80-year-old Addison resident served for two decades as president of the forest preserve commission. The Pierotti era at the forest preserve officially came to an end on Dec. 1 when the former attorney began his retirement from public life.

     
  • DuPage forest preserve hires former chief judge Dec 2, 2014 4:14 PM
    Former DuPage County judge John T. Elsner says he retired from the bench for the chance to represent the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. On Tuesday, forest preserve commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Elsner as the head counsel for the district. Elsner, who until this week served as chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit, was nominated for the job by forest preserve commission President Joe Cantore. “The forest preserve is moving in a different direction,” Cantore said. “He (Elsner) is going to assist us in moving in that direction.”

     
  • DuPage elected officials sworn in Dec 1, 2014 10:08 PM
    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin kicked off his second term on Monday night while a new era began at the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Cronin was sworn in during an inauguration ceremony in Wheaton that included him talking about what lies ahead for county government. “Taxpayers can be certain that we will continue to be a model for good government in Illinois and demonstrate what thoughtful and purposeful leadership is all about,” Cronin said to the audience.

     
  • Former DuPage County judge may represent forest preserve Dec 1, 2014 1:27 PM
    A newly retired DuPage County judge is poised to become the attorney for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District.

     
  • Ex-DuPage County forest boss lands job in Ohio Nov 28, 2014 10:36 AM
    After being forced out as executive director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, Arnie Biondo has a new job in another state. Meanwhile, forest preserve officials are acknowledging the district spent about $303,000 to allow Biondo to retire early. That’s roughly $43,000 more than it would have cost the district had he been terminated without cause.

     
  • The Soapbox Nov 22, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors give their views on topics including generous hockey players, a new dog park and a remorseful elected official.

     
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