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  • Vernon Hills trying to help turtles cross roads safely May 6, 2014 5:29 AM
    Turtles aren't looking for nesting areas just yet, but as a pre-emptive strike, Vernon Hills has installed temporary turtle crossing signs to alert drivers on Hazeltime Drive in the Greggs Landing subdivision. The village this season wanted to improve their chances. “We did have a significant amount of carnage last year,” said David Brown, public works director and village engineer.

  • Rain barrel, native plant sale Apr 29, 2014 6:08 PM
    More than 60 varieties of sun-loving, shade-loving and savanna plants will be for sale May 10 and 11 at the North Bay Pavilion at Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Route 137 east of Milwaukee Avenue near Libertyville.

  • Enjoy a bird viewing experience: Apr 29, 2014 6:06 PM
    Almond Marsh in Grayslake, home to a great blue heron rookery and rare sedges is open to visitors from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays through June (except Memorial Day weekend) for rookery and waterfowl observation.

  • Stevenson home receives national historic landmark status Apr 29, 2014 1:26 PM
    The Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home in southeast Lake County has been named a national historic landmark by the National Park Service. The home, built in 1938 by Stevenson and his wife Ellen Borden, is in Wright Woods Forest Preserve in Mettawa. It’s owned by the Lake County Forest Preserve District.

  • Arborists hold tree climbing contest in Libertyville Apr 26, 2014 6:41 PM
    The Illinois Arborists Association held the Illinois Tree Climbing Championship Saturday at Independence Grove in Libertyville. Tree climbing competitions simulate working conditions of arborists in the field.

  • Rain barrels, plants for sale: Apr 25, 2014 4:48 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District, Stormwater Management Commission and the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County again will team up May 10 to sell rain barrels and compost bins and native plants.

  • Stevenson house honored: Apr 23, 2014 5:45 PM
    The historic Mettawa-area home of statesman Adlai Stevenson II has been designated a national historic landmark, officials revealed Wednesday.

  • Lake County Forest Preserve District kicks off Earth Week with an animal meet-and-greet Apr 20, 2014 5:27 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District held a “Meet and Greet Education Animals” event on Easter Sunday to kick off free Earth Week programs. During the program at the Ryerson Conservation Area near Riverwoods, about 40 visitors saw live animals that included turtles, a tiger salamander, a fox snake and a screech owl.

  • The Soapbox Apr 19, 2014 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors sound off on topics as serene as hearing frogs in wetlands and as exciting as the Wolves coach's 700th win.

  • Annual arthritis walk: Apr 18, 2014 5:08 PM
    The 12th annual Walk to Cure Arthritis Lake County will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26, at Old School Forest Preserve on St. Mary’s Road east of Libertyville.

  • Frogs’ mating call is music to Lake County biologists Apr 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    An effort to reintroduce the wood frog into a Lake County forest preserve has met with success as the mating call was heard last week -- the first documented instance in about 25 years. “That was huge for us,” explained Allison Sacerdote, reintroduction biologist in the department of conservation at Lincoln Park Zoo. “That told us we had adults that survived to breeding age.”

  • Walk to Cure Arthritis set for April 26 in Lake County Apr 14, 2014 10:24 AM
    The Arthritis Foundation has announced the 12th annual Walk to Cure Arthritis Lake County will be held on Saturday, April 26, at Old School Forest Preserve from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Hastings Lake nature open house: Apr 14, 2014 5:10 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District is hosting a nature open house from 1 to 3:30 p.m., April 26 at the recently opened Hastings Lake Forest Preserve, 21155 W. Gelden Road, Lake Villa.

  • Lake forest preserve invests in nose-friendly toilets Apr 11, 2014 1:49 PM
    Lake County Forest Preserve District officials want visitors to have a better experience when nature calls. The district will be replacing 10 toilet structures that are 20 or more years old with odor-reducing "evaporator" facilities at the Greenbelt, Half Day, Old School and Van Patten Woods forest preserves. “If it's functioning correctly, there's no smell inside whatsoever,” Biological Mediation Systems LLC President Glenn Rachak said.

  • Lake forest preserve directive is to sell most Lake Marie pier rights Apr 8, 2014 3:20 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District has informally agreed sell 41 of 45 pier rights it acquired when it bought the former Lake Marie campground near Antioch. Whether eventual public access to the Lake Marie Forest Preserve will include boat docking facilities is to be determined.

  • Lake County forest district considers how to leverage history Apr 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    From a 420 million year-old fossil unearthed in Lindenhurst to the Hazeltine 1500 computer used in the 1970s at Barat College, the Lake County Discovery Museum boasts a collection of priceless historical value. The Lake County Forest Preserve District, which has operted the museum from an old dairy farm near Wauconda since 1976, is assessing its future. “You only get to do this once and we want to do it right,” said forest board President Ann Maine.

  • Lake County forest preserve improvements planned Apr 6, 2014 4:54 PM
    The Lake County Forest Preserve District board will meet Tuesday morning to discuss improvements at the Fox River Forest Preserve near Barrington and other issues.

  • Why aren’t there many contested races for Lake County Board seats? Apr 3, 2014 4:42 PM
    Of the seven Lake County Board seats up for election in November, only one has both a Democratic and Republican candidate running. The others are uncontested, with one party or the other not fielding a candidate. There typically haven been a few uncontested county board races each election, but the number this year is “more pronounced,” board Chairman Aaron Lawlor said.

  • Kids learn about Lake County's Ice Age inhabitants during program Mar 25, 2014 1:48 PM
    Around 45 kids ages 4 and up learned about animal life in Lake County more than 10,000 years ago during a Mighty Mastodons program Tuesday at the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich.

  • Exhibit on portrait photographer continues into August Mar 23, 2014 5:23 PM
    Young artists participated in the Lake County Discover Museum's "Look, Learn, Create-Portrait of the Artist" program Sunday, and learned more about photographer Arnold Newman.

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