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Cook County Forest Preserve

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  • Preserves and parks offering memorial trees and benches — for a price

    Preserves and parks offering memorial trees and benches — for a price
    Nearly every day in the last years of his life, Casimir Paugys drove to Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve in River Forest, sat in his car, read the paper and enjoyed the placid pond and nature center there.
  • Winnetka receives grant for flood control work

     Winnetka receives grant for flood control work
    Bolstered by a $2 million grant from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, officials in Winnetka said Tuesday that they are moving ahead with a $4 million stormwater management project aiming to prevent flooding on the northwest side of the...

    Brookfield Zoo offers a walk on the wild side

     Brookfield Zoo offers a walk on the wild side
    When you enter Brookfield Zoo, it seems as if the big fountain on the broad, open plaza, the one surrounded by circular pathways, ought to be the center of things. But development in the west suburban animal park has been mostly to the west, so that...

    Man charged in shooting after soccer match in Oak Forest

    Man charged in shooting after soccer match in Oak Forest
    A Chicago man has been charged with shooting another man, grazing him, after a soccer game in an Oak Forest forest preserve over the weekend, officials said. The shooting happen at about 5:15 p.m. at the Bachelor Grove Woods Forest Preserve at 147th...

    Chicagoans camp out in the city

      Chicagoans camp out in the city
    Security guards stood a few feet away and the CTA's Green Line clacked in the background, but the trappings of city life didn't deter the dozens who had erected tents and roasted hot dogs around campfires on the lawn of Garfield Park Conservatory one...