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View the 2022 photo contest winners from the Cook County Forest Preserves

Information provided by Forest Preserve District of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (September 24, 2022) – The Forest Preserve District of Cook County hosts a...

Dyer author highlights local hidden gems in Secret Northwest Indiana book

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (September 9, 2022) Joseph Pete has spent his entire life in Northwest Indiana, often making his way over the border...

‘Bird the Preserves’ during fall migration season, says Cook County Forest Preserves

Information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County CHICAGO, Ill. (September 6, 2022) – Deep on the South Side of Chicago, nestled among industry...

Lansing-based Glad Earth Composting offers subscription-based composting services

“Making the earth glad one bucket of kitchen scraps at a time" By Karen Abbott-Trimuel LANSING, Ill. (September 5, 2022) – Lansing resident Adam Barker is...

Five facts about Hummingbird Moths

Information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (August 29, 2022) – Is it a bird? A plane? It’s a …...

Tenth LOOP bike ride pedals through Lansing on September 17

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 26, 2022) – Lansing Out On Pedals, otherwise known as LOOP, will return to Lansing's paths, streets, and runways...

America’s oldest national parks

Publisher’s note: The Lansing Journal has partnered with Stacker.com to provide in-depth features that may be of interest to our readers. By Lauren Liebhaber We live...

Dual-state bike ride and hike to occur on Labor Day at Wolf Lake

Information provided by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative WHITING, Ind. (August 10, 2022) The bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride will be held Monday,...

Monarch butterflies are endangered, trying to make a comeback

Home gardeners can help restore food supply by Emma Rubin Above: A monarch butterfly visits Jacqueline Day's back yard on Oak Avenue in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo:...

South Suburban College earns recognition from The Conservation Foundation

Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (August 9, 2022) – South Suburban College (SSC) was recently recognized by The Conservation Foundation, one...

Paddlers get river view of Underground Railroad sites

information provided by Tom Shepherd CHICAGO, Ill. (July 24, 2022) - The Little Calumet River Underground Railroad Project hosted the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA)...

Endangered Blanding’s turtles released into wild in south Cook County

Eleven baby Blanding’s turtles released into the wild through a brand-new partnership between Shedd Aquarium and Forest Preserves of Cook County Information provided by the...

Gary Community Partnership to host Back2Health 3K run and Back to School Health Fair

Information provided by C Whitt PR Free event runs 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and includes many health-related services and activities GARY, Ind. (July 19, 2022)...

New sand volleyball courts now ready for use at Lan-Oak Park

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 13, 2022) – In an area of Lan-Oak Park where local residents once served tennis balls to each other,...

Illinois rebrands Asian Carp as ‘Copi’ in effort to increase consumption and help environment

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 25, 2022) – Following more than two years of consumer research and planning,...
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