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  • Lake County Forest Preserves honored for restoration efforts at Middlefork Savanna Jan 19, 2015 8:49 AM
    The Chicago Wilderness alliance recently honored the Lake County Forest Preserve District for achieving the Excellence in Ecological Restoration accreditation involving work at Middlefork Savanna in Lake Forest.

     
  • Lake County’s ranger police get new 2-year contract Jan 16, 2015 4:37 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District’s ranger police officers will receive raises during the next two years under the terms of a labor contract approved this week, officials said.

     
  • Ryerson Woods to host open house Feb. 7 Jan 15, 2015 5:30 PM
    Lake County Forest Preserve District officials will hold a natural open house at the Ryerson Woods Conservation Area near Deerfield on Feb. 7.

     
  • ‘Lake County Life’ launched to highlight area Jan 15, 2015 7:00 PM
    "Lake County Life," a website and video highlighting the county's attributes was launched Thursday at an annual leaders summit. The initiative is meant to help tell Lake County's story and define what makes it special, officials said.

     
  • Work continues in Lake Barrington on fifth roundabout in Lake County Jan 11, 2015 7:00 AM
    Work associated with a roundabout at Roberts and River roads in Lake Barrington continues. The $6.5 million project will be the fifth roundabout in Lake County and the first with multiple lanes. Roundabouts are considered to be safer than traditional signal intersections although they are generally met with skepticism, Lake County officials say.

     
  • Grant for forest preserve improvement: Jan 8, 2015 6:23 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District recently received a $263,700 grant for a project at Spring Bluff Forest Preserve in Winthrop Harbor.

     
  • Learn about Adlai: Jan 6, 2015 5:02 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District will open the Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home near Mettawa to the public for free tours on Feb. 5.

     
  • 20-acre purchase eyed as addition to Ray Lake Forest Preserve Jan 5, 2015 5:13 PM
    A 20-acre purchase in Fremont Township would increase the size of the Ray Lake Forest Preserve. A forest district committee on Monday recommended approval of the $650,000 land buy at Fremont Center and Erhart roads.

     
  • Food, fun and music highlight summer festivals in Lake County Jan 1, 2015 12:01 AM
    Summertime is festival time in Lake County as communities celebrate the warm weather with food, music and fun. There’s plenty of variety from the smaller, local events to larger and more regional get-togethers including the Lake County Fair and Civil War Days.

     
  • Learn outdoors skills through Lake Co. program Dec 29, 2014 5:28 PM
    You can learn and develop outdoor tracking and observation abilities in a Jan. 25 program at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. Dubbed “Outdoor Skills,” the program is set for 9 a.m. at the preserve, which is on Route 176 at Fairfield Road. The activity is open to adults and families with kids 10 or older.

     
  • Celebrate New Year early at Lake County Discovery Museum Dec 28, 2014 4:23 PM
    Parents looking for things to do with their children during holiday break can attend a special New Year’s celebration event at the Lake County Discovery Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Children who attend the event, called “Ring in the New Year,” will make a variety of crafts and party favors. At noon, everyone will practice ringing in the New Year with a ball drop.

     
  • Play at Greenbelt Center in North Chicago Dec 26, 2014 1:03 PM
    Kids of all ages can participate in free outdoor activities Jan. 19 in a Playdate With Nature at the Greenbelt Cultural Center near North Chicago.

     
  • Open house for volunteers in Lake County Dec 23, 2014 4:56 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District will hold an open house for interested volunteers on Jan. 7. The gathering will run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the district office, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville.

     
  • Party at the museum: Dec 19, 2014 7:07 PM
    The Lake County Discovery Museum will host New Year’s parties for celebrants of all ages on Dec. 29 and 30.

     
  • Gingerbread Man proves elusive at Lake Co. museum Dec 10, 2014 4:29 PM
    The Gingerbread Man was up to his old tricks Wednesday as young children rushed around the Lake County Discovery Museum in an effort to catch him. Mostly, however, they just found another clue to his whereabouts, part of a scavenger hunt that highlighted the Gingerbread Bash hosted by the Wauconda-area museum’s Small Discoveries program.

     
  • Lake County’s Lawlor, Maine look ahead to big projects Dec 7, 2014 9:49 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and forest board President Ann B. Maine share a similar vision for the region. Both want Lake County to be home to a growing workforce. Both want to see local recreational opportunities expand, and for residents to take advantage of those opportunities. And both have long-term visions for the region that stretch far beyond any single issue.

     
  • Cedar Lake Road project to connect to Nippersink trail Dec 1, 2014 5:01 PM
    Lake County transportation and forest preserve officials are working on an agreement involving the reconstruction of Cedar Lake Road north of Route 120 in Round Lake. The project also is expected to provide trail access to the Nippersink Forest Preserve for hundreds of homes in the area.

     
  • Aaron Lawlor gets second term as Lake County Board chairman Dec 1, 2014 1:57 PM
    In accepting his nomination to a second term as chairman of the Lake County Board on Monday, Aaron Lawlor talked of the challenges the panel has faced, as well as the opportunities ahead. Lincolnshire's Ann B. Maine was chosen to serve as president of the forest board for a third 2-year term.

     
  • Lawlor, Maine expected to retain Lake County leadership posts Nov 28, 2014 1:04 PM
    Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor and Lake County Forest Preserve District board President Ann B. Maine should retain their leadership posts when the panels hold special elections Monday. Neither expects a challenge.

     
  • Lake County residents can do more online with new website Nov 26, 2014 5:16 PM
    The Lake County forest Preserve District has unveiled a new website designed to provide users easier access to more information. The site replaces the original, 14-year old version. "It's pretty complex," said Ty Kovach, executive director.

     
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