This madness must cease. The liberal progressives are intent on recreating history to what they wanted it to be as opposed to what actually happened.

 
Updated 6/28/2020 10:55 AM

Nature has never been more important than it is right now. People are looking to it to reduce stress, stay healthy and find solace. Many in the Chicago region are flocking to our greatest natural asset, the Forest Preserves of Cook County. We applaud President Preckwinkle, General Superintendent Arnold Randall and his team for their commitment to keep the preserves open just when they are needed most and when many other public spaces are closed. At the same time, we are troubled by reports of illegal and unacceptable behavior by a very few -- crowding, going off trail, picking wildflowers, trampling sensitive vegetation, letting dogs run rampant.

We are so glad people are discovering -- or rediscovering -- these extraordinary landscapes and the more than 350 miles of trails they include. The ability to be active and outside with family members is a blessing. But the privilege of free access to the Forest Preserves carries a responsibility, too, especially in this time of extreme and necessary social guidelines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

That means respecting the space of other visitors, obeying preserve rules and honoring the habitats of animals and plants for whom the preserves are home. It's an opportune time to visit a less well known preserve -- maybe a place you've never been before -- or to visit at a less crowded time. Check FPDCC.com before you go.

We invite you not only to visit, but to join us in protecting and restoring the natural habitats of the preserves. (See, for example: https://fpdcc.com/volunteer/ or https://northbranchrestoration.org). Once we emerge from this challenging time and restrictions are lifted, consider joining thousands of volunteers who give their time, energy and expertise to help make nature in our preserves even more healthy, diverse and welcoming.

Board Members of the Cook County Forest Preserves Conservation & Policy Council

Wendy Paulson, Chairman

Keep Trump at helm

To all the Democratic haters of our President Donald J. Trump, a president whose day is not complete without their attacking any good he has done, I offer the following:

When President Trump finishes his presidency in 2024, he will have saved more lives during his eight years on this job other than our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who, by the way, is certainly working with our current president.

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How, when, where you ask? This by standing up against my former Democratic Party, while appointing more pro-life judges across America at the lower court system, as well as the "big kahuna" to our United States Supreme Court, the eminent justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Coming up soon, the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgh, who "health wise"is holding on with the hope of a Trump defeat in November.

President Trump is certainly a hero for life in the eyes of Almighty God and a villain in the eyes of the Democratic Party. May God bless and keep President Trump safe and in office.

Jim Finnegan

Barrington

Return our freedoms

How is it we allow our current leaders the freedom to govern and make the decisions they are making? The Bill of Rights and the Constitution were created by our forefathers to give us the right to freedom and choice. Sometimes the people we elect make bad decisions. If that occurs, I would hope and pray that they are big enough to admit they made a mistake and change course. We The People are mature and sensible enough to realize right from wrong, and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

when government in stepping on our rights.

We need to get our economy moving again. People need to get out of their houses. We need to get our businesses open and running again. God help us if this does not happen soon. Many of our mom and-pop stores will shutter. We need to wake up and smell the coffee. Wake Up, America.

Robert Fisher

Mount Prospect

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