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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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."

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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