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Cook County Forest Preserve District

Cook County working to create permit letting property encroachment to continue

Cook County officials are considering a plan to allow people whose property encroaches on Forest Preserve District land to buy a permit valid for 10 years.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Forest preserves start selling picnic permits online

CHICAGO | People who want to have a picnic in a Cook County forest preserve this year can now buy the necessary permits online.

January 02, 2014 5:45 pm
Chicagoans take archery lessons at Eggers Woods

Chicagoans take archery lessons at Eggers Woods

Jaime Avila learns the proper way to notch his arrow onto the bow from Forest Preserve representative Julie King during a recent archery program at Eggers Woods on Chicago's East Side..

September 19, 2013 12:00 am
Chicagoans take archery lessons at Eggers Woods

Chicagoans take archery lessons at Eggers Woods

Three local residents take their turn at the bow during the archery event at Eggers Woods Nature Preserve. Far left is Jaime Avila, Jack Downs prepares to shoot while Maya Bensett notches her arrow.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am
Chicagoans take archery lessons at Eggers Woods

Chicagoans take archery lessons at Eggers Woods

CHICAGO | What is there better to do on a Wednesday night than to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow?

September 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cook County poor farm to be preserved

Cook County poor farm to be preserved

CHICAGO | Imagine strolling through a wooded acreage once called home by early 20th century occupants of a poor farm and patients of a tuberculosis infirmary. Imagine learning the rich history of that land — including its geology and ecology — during a family outing just 25 miles from Chicago.

December 28, 2012 8:15 pm Photos

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Past leaders had foresight to develop Forest Preserve District

I just came in from outside on this massively gorgeous fall day (Tuesday past). I probably have written about this before, but in a lot of ways, fall is my favorite season.

October 04, 2012 12:00 am
Voting begins in Forest Preserve District photo contest

Voting begins in Forest Preserve District photo contest

This photo of woodpecker chicks at Swallow Cliff in Palos Park is one of more than 350 photos submitted in the first contest sponsored by the Cook County Forest Preserve District. Voting is online. Photographer Jerry Goldner is from Evanston.

September 25, 2012 12:00 am
Voting begins in Forest Preserve District photo contest

Voting begins in Forest Preserve District photo contest

This image is at sunrise at Orland Grassland in Orland Township. It is submitted in the photography contest sponsored by the Cook County Forest Preserve District. Photographer Jeff Snyder lives in Chicago.

September 25, 2012 12:00 am

New law helps minority, women-owned businesses in Cook County

CHICAGO | Minority and women-owned businesses are getting some help in Cook County.

July 12, 2012 6:00 pm

Three historical Cook County buildings to be renovated

CHICAGO | Three historic buildings that stand in Cook County's forest preserves will undergo renovations this winter.

January 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Take advantage of winter weather at Forest Preserves of Cook County

The season's first significant snowfall is finally here, and there's no better way to enjoy the winter weather than by participating in winter activities at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

January 14, 2012 12:00 am

Forest Preserve District acquires more land on Southeast Side

CHICAGO | The Forest Preserve District of Cook County has acquired 99.34 acres in Chicago and Burnham known as the Burnham Prairie Addition, the district announced Monday.

December 19, 2011 8:30 pm
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