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  • Chunk of Fort Sheridan bluff collapses into lake

    Chunk of Fort Sheridan bluff collapses into lake
    The Lake County Forest Preserves received a call about a swath of the Fort Sheridan lake bluff that had collapsed into Lake Michigan after the heavy rains earlier this week. But when Jim Anderson, the forest preserves' natural resource manager,...
  • Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill

     Flooding, age take toll on Graue Mill
    The big wheel on the outside of Graue Mill has stopped turning, at least for the time being. The engine rotating the water wheel was turned off in April 2013 after flood waters from a record-setting rain damaged it. It was discovered that the 162-year-...
  • Will County cracks down on forest preserve encroachment

    Will County cracks down on forest preserve encroachment
    If the forest preserve land abutting your yard has become home for your old boat, storage for firewood or the perfect spot for your compost pile, you might soon be getting a letter from the Will County Forest Preserve District. The forest preserve...
  • Winter weather kills more fish this year, experts say

    Winter weather kills more fish this year, experts say
    A couple weeks ago, dead fish started floating up through ice-fishing holes in some of Cook County's smaller lakes and ponds. As ice has melted in recent days , more fish — in some cases, thousands of them — have been appearing. The...
  • Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015

    Lakefront restoration project aimed for fall 2015
    A major environmental restoration project on the lakefront around Fort Sheridan, estimated to cost about $13.6 million, could begin in the fall of 2015 after years of planning, according to local and regional officials involved with the project. As part...
  • What if we can't see the forest for the fees?

    What if we can't see the forest for the fees?
    In the very near future, you may have to pay a fee to use a bathroom in one of Southern California's four national forests. You may have to pay another fee to eat at one of the prefab picnic tables plunked next to the parking lot. You might even have to...
  • Letter: Times editorial had it wrong

    Last Sunday the L.A. Times ran an editorial which distorted and glossed over the facts of the April 28 federal court's decision regarding the Adventure Pass requirements for visitors to our Angeles National Forest. To set the record straight, the...
  • Mohegan Tribe Buys Wood Pellet Factories To Diversify Revenues

    The Mohegan Tribe announced Wednesday it bought a wood-pellet production company in Ohio as part of an effort to diversify revenue in the face of growing competition within the gaming industry. The tribe said it bought a production plant that was owned...
  • Wildfire in Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes

    A growing wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes, power lines and communication facilities in the area, officials said Monday. The Shirley fire, which is only 10% contained, has burned at least 2,200 acres in the...
  • Rescuers may have spotted dog of firefighter missing in forest

    Rescuers may have spotted dog of firefighter missing in forest
    Rescuers combing a wilderness area in the Los Padres National Forest spotted a dog believed to have been with Arcadia firefighter Mike Herdman when he went missing five days ago, authorities said Wednesday night. The rescuers saw the dog briefly...
  • A network of biking trails winds through Lake County

    Letter to Editor This is in response to “Improved bike routes coming to Chicago suburbs” (News, May 25).  We appreciated this article bringing attention to the connection of trails and bike routes across the region. However, it failed to...