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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tombstone in woods near Northbrook leads to tale of early suburbanite May 25, 2014 11:04 PM
    The body of George S. Schnabele was lowered into its final resting place 130 years ago. The tombstone marking that spot recently turned up in a forest preserve near Northbrook, causing its finder to wonder how it got there. “There’s a good likelihood the guy was buried there before the forest preserve bought it.”

  • Summer concerts at preserve: May 21, 2014 6:00 PM
    Outdoor concerts will be staged this summer at the Independence Grove Forest Preserve near Libertyville.

  • Get fit, Lake County: May 15, 2014 5:50 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District will offer weekly hikes at several of its properties Saturdays in June.

  • Take a tour: May 13, 2014 5:34 PM
    You can tour the historic Mettawa-area home of statesman Adlai E. Stevenson II on June 8.

  • Fremont students remove invasive plants from preserve May 13, 2014 4:59 PM
    More than 250 Fremont Middle School eighth-graders headed into Ray Lake Farms Forest Preserve behind their school Tuesday to remove invasive plant species as part of a community service project.

  • Local author to be honored at nature symposium May 12, 2014 12:36 PM
    Brushwood Center, formerly Friends of Ryerson Woods, will present its annual award for distinguished leadership in the world of nature to Joel Greenberg at the 31st annual Smith Nature Symposium to be held at Ryerson Woods on Saturday, May 17.

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