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  • 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.

  • Sign up for camp: Nov 20, 2014 5:56 PM
    Winter is on its way, but the Lake County Forest Preserve District already is allowing people to register for summer camp programs.

  • Brushwood Center to look at cold weather avian visitors Nov 18, 2014 12:55 PM
    Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, will be hosting a program from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, focusing on birds that come to Illinois during the coldest season.

  • Help plan party for Des Plaines River Trail Nov 15, 2014 7:25 AM
    The long-awaited final piece of the Des Plaines River Trail should be completed in 2015 — and Lake County Forest Preserve District officials are turning to the public to help them celebrate.

  • Lake County Board honors outgoing officials for years of service Nov 12, 2014 8:21 AM
    Five longtime public servants received special recognition Tuesday from the Lake County Board for their combined 84 years of service and a dedication to constituents. They are “individuals who truly have transformed our county in different ways,” said board Chairman Aaron Lawlor.

  • Ray Lake Forest Preserve to add 20-acre Wagner property Nov 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District plans to buy 20 acres for $600,000 as an addition to the Ray Lake Forest Preserve in Fremont Township. An old home on the property will be demolished.

  • Acclaimed artist’s landscapes to be featured at Brushwood Center Nov 4, 2014 11:09 AM
    Brushwood Center visitors can view the bold colorful, landscape paintings of local artist Nina Weiss beginning Nov. 9. A free reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. to unveil her art exhibition, Hidden/Protected.” The exhibit runs through Dec. 23 at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods.

  • Lake County Board candidates explain why they’re running for 10th District seat Oct 6, 2014 6:18 PM
    The candidates running for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat cited different motivations for running in a joint interview session Monday.

  • Honor for Stevenson house: Oct 6, 2014 5:18 PM
    The former home and farm of Illinois politician Adlai E. Stevenson II will formally be designated as a National Historic Landmark on Sunday.

  • Bonner Farm country fair: Oct 1, 2014 5:56 PM
    Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon at an old-fashioned country fair from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Bonner Heritage Farm in Lindenhurst.

  • Free museum tickets: Sep 25, 2014 3:40 PM
    You can enjoy the exhibits at the Lake County Discovery Museum near Wauconda for free on Saturday, thanks to a national promotion.

  • Farm heritage festival this weekend Sep 18, 2014 2:33 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District will host its 22nd annual farm heritage festival celebrating farm life from the turn of the century to the present, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. Visitors can check out hundreds of antique tractors, cars and steam engines, and other farm machinery during the event.

  • County candidates say jobs, spending are priorities Sep 18, 2014 8:44 PM
    Both candidates running for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat say economic concerns will be among their top priorities if elected in November. Republican Chuck Bartels, a consultant, will face Democrat Mike Jennings, a retired firefighter, are running for the seat long held by the retiring Diana O'Kelly.

  • Lake County museum sells Civil War newspaper collection to Cantigny estate Sep 17, 2014 8:34 AM
    Thirty-four bound volumes containing hundreds of Chicago Tribunes from the American Civil War are headed from a museum near Wauconda to one in Wheaton. The nearly complete collection includes reports about the war, the assassination of President Lincoln and the hunt for killer John Wilkes Booth, among other historically notable events.

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