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  • Lake County forest preserve trails have some tales to tell Sep 6, 2014 9:20 AM
    A new educational program officially opened Friday at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods. Trail Tales/Caminando con Cuentos, is a walking and reading experience featuring seven large illustrated panels with book exerpts. The program also is available at the Greenbelt Cultural Center.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Crabtree’s Art in Nature on Sept. 21 Sep 5, 2014 7:09 AM
    Come watch over forty artists painting along scenic nature trails at Crabtree Nature Center's fifth annual Art in Nature event.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Photo exhibit opens at Brushwood Center in Riverwoods Sep 5, 2014 5:20 PM
    An opening reception for a new exhibition at Brushwood Center in Ryerson Woods, Views From Brushwood Farm: The Photographs of Edward L. Ryerson & Edward Ranney, 1937-1974, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.

     
  • Kane County Cougars stadium improvements should sail through Sep 5, 2014 6:49 PM
    Kane County Forest Preserve District commissioners took their first look Friday at the infrastructure improvements proposed for Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the Kane County Cougars. District President John Hoscheit said the changes are welcome, and he has no concerns about plans to increase the number of concerts at the stadium.

     
  • Forest Preserves of Cook County hosts photo contest Sep 5, 2014 11:40 PM
    The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting its third annual photo contest to showcase the best photos of the places, people, flora and fauna of the Forest Preserves as captured by amateur and professional photographers.

     
  • Fire engulfs former Lake County forest district HQ Sep 4, 2014 10:35 PM
    Two days before it was scheduled to be demolished, the Lake County Forest Preserve District's former headquarters in Libertyville was engulfed in flames Thursday afternoon. “It was supposed to happen anyway,” said Libertyville Fire Chief Rich Carani. “It just happened a little bit earlier.”

     
  • GOP Family Picnic at Busse Woods Sept. 14 Sep 3, 2014 1:25 PM
    The 34th annual Northwest Suburban Republican Family Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Busse Woods Forest Preserve — Grove 27 near Elk Grove Village. Tickets are $10 per family, which includes hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, grilled corn, soda, water and beer. There also will be a police K9 show, a farm petting zoo, face painting, games and an inflatable bounce house for kids.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Batavia school board questions need to extend TIF district life Aug 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    Batavia school officials are questioning why city officials want to extend the life of a downtown tax-increment financing district, which offers incentives for repair and development of properties. Especially since the district doesn't expire until 2027. “I did find the letter from the mayor to be a bit vague,” school board member Melanie Impastato said. “Why does it need to be extended for that long of a term?"

     
  • Forest preserve starts up Homeschool Explorations Aug 29, 2014 10:12 AM
    Join the Forest Preserve District of Kane County this fall for the popular nature series, "Homeschool Explorations." Each month, the home-school program focuses on a different topic at a different forest preserve, allowing home-school children to interact with local nature areas and learn about varying themes.

     
  • Seniors can enjoy a free stroll in Kane County preserve Aug 29, 2014 3:47 PM
    The Forest Preserve District of Kane County invites area seniors to join the free monthly "Senior Stroll" program. On the first Thursday of each month, Forest Preserve District naturalists lead a leisurely walk through a Kane County Forest Preserve, and share ecology highlights along the way. The strolls last about an hour, with social time and refreshments following the walk.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Little Free Library proposal not right for Lake County forest preserve district, committee says Aug 27, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Lake County Forest Preserve District committee decided that while a good program, a Little Free Library proposed by the Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer and Hawthorn Woods should not be located in the Heron Creek Forest Preserve because the intent is outside the district's mission.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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