Articles filed under DuPage County Forest Preserve District

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  • Cantore breezes to primary win for DuPage forest president Mar 19, 2014 10:34 AM
    Joe Cantore was the runaway victor Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Unofficial results show Cantore with 52,546 votes and Mary Lou Wehli with 28,951.

  • Plenty of hot DuPage County primary races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Voters in Tuesday’s DuPage County primary will pick their party’s nominees for numerous county, state and congressional seats to advance to the November general election. Here’s a look at some of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

  • Forest president candidates focus on their differences Mar 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    With days left before Tuesday’s primary, the two Republicans hoping to become the next president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission are making their case for why they should be the GOP nominee. For candidate Mary Lou Wehrli, that involves stressing the differences between herself and her opponent, Joe Cantore.

  • New amenities coming to Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve near Hanover Park Mar 8, 2014 8:00 AM
    Hanover Park officials are celebrating long-awaited projects coming to the Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve. One will build a pedestrian bridge over County Farm Road. The other will set aside more than 30 acres where dogs can exercise off-leash. "I really appreciate this coming to fruition," Mayor Rodney Craig said.

  • Kline Creek Farm makes room for baby — lambs that is Mar 1, 2014 5:14 PM
    Ewes and rams make lambs. “It’s a mom-nature thing,” said Dave Barr, agricultural specialist at the 1890s living-history Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, who along with other volunteers has patiently waited to oversee the arrival of this season’s newborn lambs. With six births down and 10 to go for the Southdown sheep flock, the approximate 145 day gestation period is nearing completion of its birthing process. “Five months and five days,” Barr said.

  • Cantore for DuPage Forest Preserve District president Feb 24, 2014 5:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Joseph Cantore in the Republican primary for president of the DuPage Forest Preserve District.

  • DuPage forest preserve looks at Graue Mill improvements Feb 13, 2014 11:18 AM
    Graue Mill in Oak Brook could get much-needed repairs and a major expansion, depending on how far DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners want to go with proposed improvements to the historic structure. Numerous repairs are needed to address “repeated flooding of the structure, wear and tear on the mechanical gears and grist operations, and compromises to wooden structural components from past renovations,” officials said.

  • Should Chicago Symphony play in a preserve? Feb 9, 2014 5:00 AM
    Who could possibly argue against the Chicago Symphony Orchestra setting up shop in a DuPage Couny forest preserve? For one thing, it's illegal. For another, it would set a precedent of building on land supposed to be preserved as open space. But will the lure of a cultural treasure like the CSO be impossible to resist? asks Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

  • The Soapbox Feb 15, 2014 1:57 PM
    A Daily Herald editors make know their views about the gov's budget delay, grocery voids and good deeds by prep athletes, among other topics.

  • Chicago Symphony considering DuPage forest preserve sites Feb 6, 2014 5:07 AM
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is searching for a permanent outdoor venue in DuPage County where it can perform summer concerts. Encouraged by the success of its performances last year at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, county officials say, the CSO has narrowed its list to four potential sites. But two of those sites are on land owned by the DuPage Forest Preserve District and that will pose legal problems for those hoping to build an outdoor concert venue here.

  • DuPage forest preserve horses to be retrained Feb 4, 2014 4:10 PM
    Horses used to provide riding lessons at Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton will be retrained to address behavioral problems with the animals. DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners on Tuesday agreed to hire On Eagle’s Wings Equine Center in Kirkland to retrain eight of Danada’s 16 lesson horses before the riding program at the district-owned center resumes in May.

  • Frigid temperatures shutter DuPage forest preserves Jan 28, 2014 8:28 PM
    Visitors wishing to brave the elements to visit DuPage County forest preserves were out of luck Tuesday. Bone-chilling temperatures prompted officials to close all 60 DuPage preserves, along with the forest district’s offices and educational centers. A Tuesday forest preserve commission meeting and planning session also was canceled.

  • DuPage forest preserves to be closed Tuesday Jan 27, 2014 4:47 PM
    Due to the extreme cold weather, the DuPage County Forest Preserve’s offices, educational centers and 60 forest preserves be closed on Tuesday.

  • Forest preserve won’t provide land for Darien project Jan 27, 2014 4:44 PM
    A developer who wants to build a multisports complex in Darien won’t receive land for the project from the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Forest preserve President D. “Dewey” Pierotti Jr. said he is going to notify Darien that the district doesn’t want property it owns between Lemont and Oldfield roads transferred to developer Sam Zagorac. Pierotti already has drafted a letter that he plans to send soon to Darien Mayor Kathleen Weaver.

  • Making ice, the old-fashioned way, in West Chicago Jan 26, 2014 5:50 PM
    Volunteers at Kline Creek Farm, an 1890s-era living-history farm in West Chicago, showed visitors Sunday how farmers of the day "harvested" ice for use in their homes. The demonstrators cut blocks of ice from a frozen lake and hauled them up to the farm's "ice house." Spectators got a chance to do some of the cutting themselves.

  • Forest preserve offers cast-iron cooking lessons Jan 23, 2014 11:15 AM
    Outdoor explorers can get a taste of cast-iron cooking during programs from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 23, at the cabin at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton. Participants should park in the main lot on Butterfield Road two miles west of Naperville Road and follow the signs to the cabin.

  • Expert suggests DuPage retrain Danada horses Jan 21, 2014 5:22 PM
    To ensure the safety of residents taking horse-riding lessons at Danada Equestrian Center, an expert is recommending the Wheaton facility’s horses — and the staff members and volunteers who care for them — be retrained. It’s advice DuPage County Forest Preserve commissioners are expected to implement before the riding program at the district-owned center resumes in May.

  • Candidates differ over DuPage forest preserve's transparency Jan 22, 2014 9:36 AM
    Joe Cantore wants to find ways to encourage more residents to use DuPage County's forest preserves. Mary Lou Wehrli wants the district to operate in ways that are more transparent for residents. Both Republican hopefuls for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission are looking to bring a fresh perspective to the position that's long been held by D. “Dewey” Pierotti Jr.

  • Forest preserve may seek grant to help repair historic Oak Brook mansion Jan 14, 2014 1:54 PM
    A project identified as “the highest priority” for the continued restoration of Mayslake Hall in Oak Brook could proceed if the DuPage County Forest Preserve District secures a $215,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Forest preserve commissioners are slated to decide next week whether the district will apply for the money through the IDNR’s Illinois State Museums Capital Grant Program.

  • Warning: Suburban coyotes view your pets as intruders Jan 13, 2014 7:33 AM
    It's coyote season in the suburbs: Young males separate from their families and search for their own place to live in preparation for the beginning of mating season. As a result, coyote attacks on ets are more likely. A Wheaton family had a coyote snatched their dog in the front yard, no more than 10 feet from its owner. “What scares me most is that they just don't seem to have the fear of human presence,” said Carol Cincinello, who lost her dog Daisy in the attack.

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