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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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