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  • DuPage forest preserve candidate vows to make seat a full-time job Oct 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Democratic challenger seeking a seat on the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission says he’ll quit his job to become a full-time member of the board if he’s elected next month. Before Evan Wolfe submits his two weeks’ notice, however, voters in forest preserve District 1 need to decide whether they want to make a change. Wolfe’s opponent in the Nov. 4 election — Republican incumbent Marsha Murphy — has spent the past 12 years representing the district, which covers all or portions of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Lombard, Roselle, Villa Park and Wood Dale.

  • Fall colors emerging in DuPage forest preserves Oct 10, 2014 9:09 AM
    The clock’s already ticking for folks who want to get out and enjoy the fall colors in DuPage County forest preserves.

  • DuPage forest preserve staff wants building named after retiring leader Oct 10, 2014 12:26 PM
    The DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s administrative employees want to ensure that the district’s longest serving president — D. “Dewey” Pierotti — isn’t forgotten by putting his name on the building where they work.

  • DuPage forest candidates differ on Blackwell facility Oct 6, 2014 6:32 PM
    Nearly four years after the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission voted to put a fleet maintenance garage at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville, it still hasn’t been built. Now the two forest preserve candidates vying for the chance to represent District 6, which includes Warrenville, have differing views on whether the site chosen for the facility is in the right spot.

  • Danada celebrates horses, season at Fall Festival Oct 2, 2014 1:28 PM
    Visitors can celebrate the season and the joy of horses during the annual Danada Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the DuPage Forest Preserve District’s Danada Equestrian Center at 3S507 Naperville Road in Wheaton.

  • Boy Scout's goats help forest preserve with pesky plants Sep 26, 2014 9:26 AM
    Looking for a more eco-friendly way to remove invasive species from your property? Bartlett Boy Scout Gavin Burseth says goats are the way to go. Gavin, 16, showed how goats are the new lawn mowers Wednesday at the Blackwell Forest Preserve Family Campground near Warrenville, where he brought 38 of the creatures to munch on pesky plants, including poison ivy.

  • DuPage forest preserve hires executive director for third time Sep 23, 2014 12:22 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners have — for the third time — approved the contract for the district’s next executive director. John Lapinski originally was slated to begin Oct. 1 as the district’s top administrator. That date had to be pushed back to Dec. 1 because the 53-year-old Oak Brook resident has a medical issue.

  • Forest preserve needs third vote to hire executive director Sep 18, 2014 4:38 PM
    For the third time in five weeks, DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners are slated to hire the same person to become the district’s next executive director. This time, the board must take another vote on John Lapinski’s contract because he can’t start as executive director until December — two months later than planned.

  • DuPage forest commission hires executive director — again Sep 9, 2014 5:34 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve District commissioners voted Tuesday to hire John Lapinski as executive director. Again. The commission had voted unanimously on Aug. 19 to hire Lapinski to replace Arnie Biondo, but was forced to take a second vote after a resident questioned the legality of the original proceedings. This time around, Lapinski still got the job, but the vote wasn’t unanimous.

  • Saturday Soapbox: Ten suburban issues worth special reflection Sep 6, 2014 10:19 AM
    Ten special things to think about in the suburbs today -- including do-overs in DuPage County, win-win soccer deals in Long Grove, teaching charity in Arlington Heights, the press's pizza bias and more.

  • Climate change activists walk through suburbs Sep 5, 2014 1:09 PM
    A group of about 30 activists are traveling through the suburbs this week as part of the Great March for Climate Action. They left on foot March 1 from Los Angeles and have been walking ever since, with hopes of arriving in Washington D.C. in early November. Their journey from Elburn to Warrenville Thursday took them to Fermilab and Blackwell Forest Preserve, where they met with members of the local Sierra Club.

  • DuPage forest board may have violated law in hiring executive director Sep 2, 2014 5:12 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners will vote again next week to hire John Lapinski as executive director after a resident questioned the legality of their original action. Commissioners voted unanimously Aug. 19 to name Lapinski executive director — the same day they announced Arnie Biondo was stepping down from the top administrative post.

  • DuPage forest preserve picks interim directors Sep 2, 2014 4:23 PM
    Two longtime employees with the DuPage County Forest Preserve will share the district’s top administrative post for less than a month until their new boss starts work. District commissioners on Tuesday appointed Micheal Palazzetti and Robert Vick as interim executive directors until John Lapinski assumes his responsibilities as executive director on Oct. 1.

  • Davis: Endless quest to see what elected leaders are up to Aug 31, 2014 1:01 AM
    What do DuPage Forest Preserve District commissioners, College of DuPage trustees and Kaneland school board members have in common? All have exhibited some interesting behavior of late when it comes to transparency, says Jim Davis, news director for the DuPage and Fox Valley editions.

  • Forest preserve offers Night Hike at Fullersburg Woods Aug 28, 2014 12:47 PM
    Families can spend an evening under the stars as part of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District’s new “Night Hike and S’more-gasbord” program from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook.

  • Wheaton may provide water for St. James Farm Aug 27, 2014 7:05 PM
    With 28 projects planned for the site over the next several years, St. James Farm near Wheaton is on track to be transformed into a more visitor-friendly forest preserve. Before that can happen, though, the DuPage Forest Preserve District needs to take the critical first step of getting clean, potable water into the section of the preserve near the northeast corner of Butterfield and Winfield roads. That will require help from Wheaton and the city appears willing to oblige.

  • DuPage forest preserve rangers trying to unionize Aug 26, 2014 5:32 PM
    A majority of DuPage Forest Preserve District rangers want to unionize, but first they’ll have to overcome a challenge by their employer. Representatives for the 22 rangers and senior rangers recently filed a petition with the Illinois Labor Relations Board to form a collective bargaining unit through the Metropolitan Alliance of Police.

  • Now is the time to see DuPage prairies in bloom Aug 26, 2014 1:38 PM
    Now is one of the best times to see blooming plants on DuPage County Forest District's praires as summer transitions into fall.

  • Pierotti: I was surprised DuPage forest exec director was let go Aug 26, 2014 9:04 PM
    DuPage County Forest Preserve commission President D. "Dewey" Pierotti says he wasn't involved the decisions to part ways with Executive Director Arnie Biondo and hire someone to replace him. “I didn’t know a thing until they gave me that (letter),” Pierotti said Tuesday. “This was a decision made by the board. I was surprised that he was let go.”

  • Country Fair brings old time fun to Kline Creek Farm Aug 26, 2014 1:10 PM
    The annual Country Fair, organized by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, re-creates an 1890s community fair complete with oddities and wonders.

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