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The Forest Preserve District of Cook County plans to celebrate its centennial for the next three years, bringing new and renovated campgrounds and interactive online maps and apps to county residents. The projects, which also include a new logo, updated...
As is so often the case with news photography, success in documenting the search for coyote pups was all about access. When I became curious about coyotes last fall, I called Bob Bluett, Wildlife Diversity Coordinator for the Illinois Department of...
Antsy for spring? Stop impatiently tapping your hiking boots. The first wildflowers of spring are out. Behold the skunk cabbage. It is one of the earliest and oddest. "It's not very attractive as far as flowers go," said Brian Winters, associate...
Special to the TribuneThe body of a missing Crestwood man was found in his car yesterday in Arrowhead Lake in Palos Heights, authorities said. The body was found this afternoon as a Honda Civic bearing the license plates of the missing man's car was pulled from the lake...
More than 70 volunteers helped the Oakton Community College ecology club with its forest-restoration efforts on March 23 on the Des Plaines campus. This was the second spring work day the club had sponsored, said President Jake Schmidt. All the...
Northbrook's public works committee recommended cutting down a red oak "heritage tree" at a recent meeting. The tree, which is more than 150 years old, is considered for removal because it obstructs construction of a single-family house at 1300 Wendy...
Tags: Scott Simpson, Forestry and Timber
Change of SubjectThe Sun-Times reports that, starting Saturday, visitors to the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe will be asked to pay $5 extra to park if they're not residents of Cook County -- so $25 for a passenger car instead of the......
A system of expanding bike paths in the southwest suburbs is on schedule to make its way through the nearly 1,000-acre Orland Grassland later this year when the Cook County Forest Preserve District builds a looping trail in the grassland's perimeter....
Tags: Wetlands, Forestry and Timber, Renovation
After a land acquisition by the Cook County Forest Preserve District last year caught Orland Park officials by surprise, they're asking for more due diligence by the county next time a land purchase is in the works. Village officials say they were not...
Authorities are trying to determine whether a man found dead in a pickup truck that had gone into a tree is a man reported missing after leaving his South Side job to head home to Kankakee in August. Richard Roberts, 47, of St. Michael's Drive in...
Tags: Missing Persons, Bourbonnais, Kankakee
Turkey? Check. Stuffing? Check. Brisk walk through the woods? Put that on your holiday list too. A hike in a peaceful forest preserve is a glorious Thanksgiving tradition, at least in our family. It gets you out of the kitchen. It gives you a...
Tribune reporterAbove the Grove Portage Trail at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, the canopy of trees was taxicab yellow. With the sun pouring down from above, the colors glowed. Beneath them, we walkers gaped at the view, pointed our cameras and counted...
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