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Illinois passes major climate legislation

Information provided by the Governor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (September 15, 2021) – Formalizing on principles he's previously laid out, Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation into...

Cook County Forest Preserve photo contest now open

Information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County CHICAGO, Ill. (Septemeber 4, 2021) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County is now accepting entries...

Venue change: Joint public levee meeting rescheduled for Lansing, Calumet City

Meeting now scheduled for Monday, August 30, 6:00pm, at Fox Pointe information provided by the Army Corps of Engineers The in-person and virtual public levee...

‘Calumet Revisited Forums’ to resume at Calumet College in September

Information provided by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative WHITING, Ind. (August 9, 2021) – Paul Labus of Whiting will talk about his decades...

Renovated Sand Ridge Nature Center unveiled

By Quinton R. Arthur SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (August 3, 2021) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County celebrated the unveiling of the improved Sand Ridge...

Over 100 youth graduate from Cook County Forest Preserve jobs program

By Josh Bootsma THORNTON, Ill. (July 28, 2021) – Over 100 orange and gray clad youth assembled at Wampum Lake Thursday morning to celebrate completion...

Local Boy Scouts prepare for the trip of a lifetime

by Louie Pastore, Eagle Scout, Troop 276 LANSING, Ill. (June 13, 2021) - This August, Boy Scout Troop 276 from Lansing, Illinois, will be sending...

Calumet City breaks ground on Blues Water Run Kayak Park

By Quinton Arthur CALUMET CITY, Ill. (May 4, 2021) – Calumet City celebrated Earth Day in a major way by holding a public ceremony for...

South Suburban College announces Tree Campus USA recognition

Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 22, 2021) – During Earth Month, South Suburban College is pleased to announce its 2020...

Reavis teacher and ‘Monarch Lady’ Shannyn Dockery wins national ecology award

Excellence in ecology education wins Dockery Earthkind's Harmony Hero Award By Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2021) – Shannyn Dockery's first-grade class at Reavis Elementary...

Sand Ridge Nature Center to offer new exhibits, upgrade campus in 2021

With history rooted in the latest ice age, the Sand Ridge area has much to offer local residents By Katie Arvia SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 24,...

MLK Day suggested as service day in Cook County Forest Preserves

President Preckwinkle encourages self-led litter clean-up hikes in forest preserves Information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County CHICAGO, Ill. (January 14, 2021) – Cook...

Virtual Wolf Lake Winter Wonderland scheduled for Jan. 16

Information provided by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative WHITING, Ind. (December 30, 2020) – The 20th annual Winter Wonderland at Wolf Lake will...

‘Renew and rejuvenate this winter’ at Cook County Forest Preserves

Information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County CHICAGO, Ill. (December 11, 2020) – Forest Preserves of Cook County is encouraging residents to use...

IL firearm deer season preliminary harvest totals 76,579

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced a preliminary total of 76,579...