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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...
  • 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...
  • Winnetka receives grant for flood control work

     Winnetka receives grant for flood control work
    Bolstered by a $2 million grant from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, officials in Winnetka said Tuesday that they are moving ahead with a $4 million stormwater management project aiming to prevent flooding on the northwest side of the...
  • Glenview police reports: Wedding ring stolen from rehab resident

    Glenview police reports: Wedding ring stolen from rehab resident
    The following items were taken from Glenview police reports: A wedding ring, valued at $1,000, was stolen from a resident on the 2400 block of Indigo Lane while he or she was at a rehabilitation center on the 1500 block of Greenwood Road between April...
  • Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years

    Controversial Cook County forest preserve buy is largest in 45 years
    As drivers top the crest of Algonquin Road in Barrington Hills, they’re treated to a rare sight in the Chicago area: a sweeping vista of horses grazing on rolling hills, groves of trees lining the horizon. The verdant expanse of land that makes up...
  • A network of biking trails winds through Lake County

    Letter to Editor This is in response to “Improved bike routes coming to Chicago suburbs” (News, May 25).  We appreciated this article bringing attention to the connection of trails and bike routes across the region. However, it failed to...
  • Highland Park's Exmoor has long winter sports tradition

    Highland Park's Exmoor has long winter sports tradition
    A long-ago decision by the board of governors at Exmoor Country Club launched a tradition of winter sports at one of Chicagoland's oldest golf clubs. Founded in 1896 as Illinois' third golf club, Exmoor was recognized last year by Mayor Nancy Rotering...
  • New flood-control plan produces mixed opinions

    New flood-control plan produces mixed opinions
    A revised Army Corps of Engineers study of possible flood-control projects along the Des Plaines River scrapped a controversial reservoir project near Buffalo Grove in exchange for two smaller reservoirs on Cook County Forest Preserve land. But although...
  • Police investigate body found in Rosemont forest preserve

    Police investigate body found in Rosemont forest preserve
    Police were investigating the circumstances of the death of a man whose body was found in a Cook County Forest Preserve near Rosemont late this morning, authorities said. The body of a man, believed to be in his 60s, was found in the 6200 block of North...
  • Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child

    Chicago pension tab: $18,596 for every man, woman, child
    The much-discussed government worker pension debt in Chicago now has a price tag: $18,596 for every man, woman and child living in the city. That per-person figure is the highest among the nation’s 25 largest cities. It’s nearly double that...
  • Police seek witnesses to bike fall that killed Northbrook man

    Police seek witnesses to bike fall that killed Northbrook man
    Authorities are trying to find out more about an accident last week in which a dog’s leash got entangled with a bicycle in a Cook County Forest Preserve, sending the bicyclist, 68, crashing to the ground. Wladyslaw “Walter” Bujak, of...
  • Debra Shore: Chicago's water, Chicago's future

    Debra Shore: Chicago's water, Chicago's future
    Metropolitan Chicago can have a robust economy long into the 21st century because of its freshwater assets and its transit infrastructure, should we invest in them. As urban sprawl imperils freshwater supplies elsewhere and climate change threatens...