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  • 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.

     
  • Lake County museum offers look at White House life Sep 16, 2014 9:02 PM
    Visitors to the Lake County Discovery Museum can take an intimate look at life inside the White House with the new exhibition “The President's Photographer: 50 Years Inside the Oval Office.” The exhibition highlights the work of official presidential photographers over the decades.

     
  • Photos of Brushwood Farm on exhibit in Riverwoods Sep 12, 2014 11:50 AM
    A new exhibit at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, captures the history of the place in the works of two photographers with personal ties to the site, one an amateur and one a professional. It's titled “Views from Brushwood Farm: The Photographs of Edward L. Ryerson & Edward Ranney, 1937-1974.”

     
  • Forest district officials asked to think differently about Discovery Museum Sep 8, 2014 5:12 PM
    Planning continues for the move of the collections and other items of the Lake County Discovery Museum from the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda to the forest preserve district's headquarters in Libertyville. But forest district officials are being asked to be consider the bigger picture of what the museum means and brings. “We want to merge the natural and cultural history together," said Ty Kovach, executive director.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • Farm image exhibition Aug 17, 2014 5:29 PM
    “The Farm: Images from the Heartland” art exhibition will open Sunday, Aug. 24 with a public artist’s reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lake County Discovery Museum, at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.

     
  • Fred Fest concert in Port Barrington Sunday Aug 15, 2014 2:27 PM
    Fred Fest, an annual reunion concert of well-known, Barrington-trained musicians, will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Fox River Forest Preserve on Roberts Road in Port Barrington.

     
  • Ideas sought for new dog park: Aug 12, 2014 4:45 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District is seeking public input on development of a new 40-acre off-leash dog exercise area at Waukegan Savanna Forest Preserve.

     
  • Lake County forest ranger lauded for reviving baby Aug 5, 2014 5:32 AM
    A Lake County forest Preserves ranger revived a baby who apparently had a seizure Saturday while at an event at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago.

     
  • Shakespeare play coming to Ryerson Woods Jul 30, 2014 2:47 PM
    Shakespeare aficionados and neophytes can relax among the lush vegetation and the sound of crickets at Ryerson Woods in Riverwoods 6:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 1-3, when Citadel Theatre performs “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It’s the first time outdoor theater has been tried at Ryerson Woods.

     
  • Fred Fest concert in Port Barrington Aug. 17 Jul 25, 2014 6:54 PM
    Fred Fest, an annual reunion concert of well-known, Barrington-trained musicians, will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Fox River Forest Preserve on Roberts Road in Port Barrington. Admission is $20. The concert benefits the Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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