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  • Join the bilingual guided nature hike Jul 21, 2014 5:34 PM
    A bilingual (Spanish/English) guided nature hike will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday to introduce Spanish-speaking residents to the Lake County forest Preserve system.

     
  • Last gap in Des Plaines River Trail closed Jul 15, 2014 5:46 PM
    The purchase of 4.4 acres approved Tuesday by the Lake County Forest Preserve District board officially will close the last gap in the Des Plaines River Trail.

     
  • Man-made lake to be drained to allow restoration of North Mill Creek Jul 15, 2014 8:16 PM
    After years of planning, work is set to begin to drain a hidden, man-made lake and restore the meandering North Mill Creek at the Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve near Antioch. The Lake County Forest Preserve District board on Tuesday approved measures to start the $1.2 million project to slowly drain Rasmussen Lake.

     
  • Land owner relents; last gap in Des Plaines River Trail to be closed Jul 10, 2014 10:51 AM
    Decades of persistence are about to pay off for the Lake County Forest Preserve District and those who use and enjoy the Des Plaines River Trail, as a pending agreement will close the last gap in the 31-mile trail. "I'm absolutely thrilled beyond belief," said forest Commissioner Carol Calabresa. "I just think it's a historic and momentous occasion."

     
  • Cooperation cited in key Lake County regional trail link Jul 10, 2014 6:09 PM
    An underpass beneath Milwaukee Avenue near Libertyville allowed for the connection of a Libertyville Township trail with the Lake County Forest Preserve District's Millennium Trail. The Lake County Forest Preserve District, Conserve Lake County, Illinois Department of Transportation, Lake County Division of Transportation and Libertyville Township cooperated on the project.

     
  • Civil War Days return to Lakewood Forest Preserve Jul 7, 2014 12:19 PM
    Lake County Forest Preserve District's annual Civil War Days is set for Saturday and Sunday near Wauconda. It's the 23rd consecutive year of the event staged by the Lake County Forest Preserve District near Wauconda.

     
  • Young campers become detectives, solve crimes Jul 7, 2014 5:13 PM
    Young campers became detectives for a day at the Lake County Forest Preserve District’s History Detectives day camp Monday. Their mission -- to solve the biggest train robbery in county history, the 1924 Rondout Robbery.

     
  • Legendary guitarist John Primer entertains at Independence Grove Jun 25, 2014 4:14 PM
    Guitarist John Primer and The Real Deal Blues Band played the Chicago blues during Events on the Plaza outdoor concert Tuesday night at Independence Grove near Libertyville. The legendary blues man has played his electric slide guitar with Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim.

     
  • Police release photos of possible suspect in attack Jun 20, 2014 4:53 PM
    Police on Friday released photos of a possible suspect in a recent attack of a runner near Libertyville. The images depict a man with dark hair who could be in his 20s. He was seen driving a white, four-door Chevrolet Blazer, which also was caught on video.

     
  • Moving Picture: Grayslake man protecting blue herons Jun 20, 2014 2:29 PM
    Lake County Forest Preserve District volunteer coordinator Jack Nowak of Grayslake works at the Almond Marsh Rookery near Grayslake, where he helped restore the rookery, a the breeding ground for great blue herons and other birds. “I enjoy going out to the marsh and checking on the herons and watching the young grow,” Nowak said. “It’s a great educational site. I think it is an important part of the environment where they can be viewed.”

     
  • Authorities investigating body of man found in preserve Jun 19, 2014 5:13 PM
    Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday evening in a wooded area along the Des Plaines River at the Lake Carina Forest Preserve near Gurnee.

     
  • Volunteers plant native shrubs in Libertyville Township Open Space Jun 18, 2014 1:04 PM
    Twenty-three volunteers recently labored for four hours planting 160 trees and shrubs on a portion of Libertyville Township Open Space as part of a two-year project initiated by the Lake County Audubon Society.

     
  • Attempted assault on bike trail near Libertyville under investigation Jun 18, 2014 6:12 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District is investigating an attempted assault that was reported Sunday near Libertyville. A female runner was grabbed from behind but fended off the attacker, authorities said Wednesday.

     
  • Discovery Museum gets grant: Jun 18, 2014 5:50 PM
    The Lake County Discovery Museum has been awarded a $750,000 state grant that will be used to store and protect its collection. The grant is part of a $20 million state jobs program.

     
  • Bands announced for this year’s Fred Fest Jun 16, 2014 6:30 PM
    The lineup for Fred Fest, an annual reunion concert of well-known, Barrington-trained musicians, has been released. The concert is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Fox River Forest Preserve on Roberts Road in Port Barrington.

     
  • Outdoor concert series starts in Independence Grove Jun 15, 2014 4:37 PM
    The Independence Grove outdoor music series offered by the Lake County Forest Preserve District kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, with Caribbean rock by Mr. Myers.

     
  • Kids get close to nature at Funfest in North Chicago Jun 8, 2014 6:31 PM
    It is all very well to look at pictures of trees on a computer or see nature on the Discovery Channel.But it is another matter to experience nature first hand, somthing the Kids Nature Funfest, held Sunday at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago, gave children a chance to enjoy.

     
  • Celebrate Flag Day at the Stevenson Center Jun 3, 2014 5:22 PM
    The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy in Mettawa will host a storytelling and music festival of Flag Day, June 14, featuring the North Suburban Wind Ensemble.

     
  • Removal of old dams will improve habitat and safety, forest district says Jun 2, 2014 5:22 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District is proceeding with plans to remove the last two dams on the Des Plaines River in Lake County. The removal of what are known as low-head dams at MacArthur Woods and Captain Daniel Wright Woods forest preserves will improve fish and wildlife habitate and make it safer for recreational use.

     
  • A nature funfest for kids: May 27, 2014 5:13 PM
    “Stick with Nature” is the theme at Kids Nature Funfest from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at the Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road, North Chicago.

     
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