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Cook County Forest Preserve

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  • Cook County Forest Preserve looking to buy land

    Cook County Forest Preserve looking to buy land
    With real estate prices low, the Cook County Forest Preserve District is planning to snap up land on the cheap next year to add to its nearly 69,000 acres of property. Officials have set aside more than $10 million to purchase property under a new budget...
  • Missing man found dead in Lyons forest preserve

    Missing man found dead in Lyons forest preserve
    A man who's been missing since Friday was found dead in a west suburban forest preserve. Edward Naklicki, 59,  did not show up for several of his jobs Friday as an electrician. His car was found at 44th and Harlem in Lyons and on Wednseday a volunteer...
  • Strip club brought together a shadowy alliance

    Strip club brought together a shadowy alliance
    When a pair of political insiders set out to strike it rich in the strip club business, they picked a site in a middle-class suburb where one of them was close to the mayor. Then they turned to organized crime associates and felons to help bankroll and...
  • Sheriff's police: Jar of fingers nothing more than a hoax

    Sheriff's police: Jar of fingers nothing more than a hoax
     What looked like a jar of fingers and a tongue found in a jar Sunday at an Old Edgebrook neighborhood forest preserve prompted a police and morgue response but turned out to be fake --  possibly part of a kids’ geocoding game Sunday afternoon....
  • Check out these historic forest preserve structures built by the CCC

    The dismal economy has me thinking a cheerful outdoors thought: Bring back the CCC!The Civilian Conservation Corps was the silver lining of the dark cloud that was the Great Depression. Nicknamed "Roosevelt's Tree Army," it did double duty of...
  • Semi-frozen ponds, mallard ducks and snow: A winter hike through the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook

    May I suggest the River Trail Nature Center? A helpful fellow suggested it to me at the recent Wild Things conference on the Chicago area's natural habitats and wildlife. He was one of a number of knowledgeable folks who offered to share their favorite...
  • Body Found In Palos Forest Preserve Slough

    Body Found In Palos Forest Preserve Slough
    (WGN-AM)- Divers who were searching this morning for a "potentially missing" Forest Preserve worker in a slough near south suburban Palos Park recovered a body, authorities said. The body has not yet been positively identified, but matches the...
  • Search For Man Missing In Wheeling Suspended

    (WGN-AM)- After looking about 3½ hours Sunday morning for a man who fell into the Des Plaines River on Saturday, officials postponed the search after water conditions were deemed too hazardous. Wheeling Fire Department officials and Cook County Forest...
  • Chicago fireworks: Let the pros deal with them -- that's the law

    Chicago fireworks: Let the pros deal with them -- that's the law
    Every year on July 3 and 4, Illinois residents flock to massive fireworks displays to watch things blow up in celebration of America's independence. But many of them may find smaller-scale displays right on their block -- even though in Illinois, it's...
  • Man's Body Found in Des Plaines River

    (WGN-AM)- A man's body was recovered from the Des Plaines River Tuesday morning, near where Cook County Forest Preserve police have been searching for a Prospect Heights man who fell into the river last month. The body, a white male who has not been...
  • FBI Sets Up Command Center At Burr Oak

    FBI Sets Up Command Center At Burr Oak
    (WGN-AM)- FBI officials said today that they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves this morning. The FBI set up a mobile...
  • Cook County pools open: find locations here

    Cook County Forest Preserve pools open Saturday, and they'll be free this Saturday and Sunday. The district's pools include the Whealan Pool Aquatic Center, 6200 W. Devon Ave., the Cermak Family Aquatic Center, 7600 W. Ogden Ave., and the Green Lake...