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Cook County Forest Preserve

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  • Baltimore's green necklace

    Baltimore's green necklace
    When people think of Baltimore, things such as the aquarium, Camden Yards, the Ravens, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Chesapeake Bay, blue crabs and perhaps past crime shows immediately come to mind. But I believe we have another asset that is unappreciated and worthy of recognition.
  • Chicagoans camp out in the city

      Chicagoans camp out in the city
    Security guards stood a few feet away and the CTA's Green Line clacked in the background, but the trappings of city life didn't deter the dozens who had erected tents and roasted hot dogs around campfires on the lawn of Garfield Park Conservatory one...

    Winnetka's Skokie pump station upgrade complete

    Winnetka's Skokie pump station upgrade complete
    The completion of the $1 million Skokie Pump Station reconstruction in Winnetka this month is expected to help stem flooding problems in the village, officials said. Located where a ditch on Cook County Forest Preserve property enters the Skokie River,...

    At the Chicago Botanic Garden, all the pathways are yours

    At the Chicago Botanic Garden, all the pathways are yours
    It isn't easy to find all of the serene nooks and calming crannies at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Some of the paths at the park seem perfectly content to go only one way. At least a couple of the themed gardens are best reached by walking through...

    Preserves and parks offering memorial trees and benches — for a price

    Preserves and parks offering memorial trees and benches — for a price
    Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there. He often remarked on his visits when talking to...