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Local Sierra Club to host ‘Birding in the Fall’

Sierra Club’s Sauk-Calumet Group will host a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting on Monday, October 9, beginning at 7:15 p.m....

Thornton resident earns second place in Brookfield Zoo photography contest

Over 700 photos to Brookfield Zoo's photo contest. One of those was submitted by Steven DeYoung, a resident of Thornton...

Agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 9/18/23

Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Center All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Park District Board of Commissioners. The Board...

Agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 8/21/23

The Lan-Oak Park District Board meets to discuss and make decisions regarding recreational parks and programs in Lansing...

Video: What will the new skate park bring to Lansing?

In the video below, Cameron Jones gives a tour of Lansing's skate park and a timeline of his crew's work. He also breaks open the skateboarder stereotype...

Labor Day bike ride and nature walk returns to Wolf Lake

The bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride will be held Monday, September 4, at this year’s 20th annual Active Living Faire...

75 local youth graduate from forest preserves summer jobs program

A summer of learning, outdoor exploration, and service culminated last week in a graduation ceremony for 75 Cook County youth at Wampum Lake...

Submissions now open for annual Forest Preserves photo contest

The Forest Preserves of Cook County are again accepting submissions for its annual photo contest...

Illinois EPA collects over 428 tons of used tires in April

From April through June, an environmental contractor for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed approximately 428.47 tons of used tires dumped in various

Forest Preserves of Cook County raises fines for illegal dumping

…the term "fly dumping" refers to "illegal dumping of any waste material on public or private property without a permit from the Department…

Agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 7/17/23

Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Center All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Park District Board of Commissioners. The Board...

The hottest months in Cook County since 1895

Stacker compiled weather data for Cook County since 1895, and listed the hottest months on record during that span...

Lansing Woods parking lot re-opens

Barriers were removed from the Lansing Woods parking lot by July 4, allowing vehicle traffic to access the lot again....

Agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 6/19/23

The Lan-Oak Park District Board meets to discuss and make decisions regarding recreational parks and programs in Lansing. Agendas...

Photos: Lansing Woods parking lot goes green

As the Lansing Woods parking lot project has progressed, it has become clear that a redesign is in the works....