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Our Public Affairs division is happy to assist journalists and photo editors with stories, fact checks, photo requests, preserve tours and interviews with our experts. Members of the media may also subscribe to receive our news releases and photo opportunities via email.

Call or email Public Affairs Manager, Susan Hawkins, at 847-968-3207 or 847-276-6540.

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Pokémon Go in the Preserves

Use our interactive map to help you "Catch 'em all" during Pokémon Go Adventure Week.

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Summer 2017 Horizons Magazine Available Online

Check out our newest issue of Horizons, with news, education programs, events and more.

May 10, 2017 09:44 AM

A Tribute to Commissioner Audrey H. Nixon

It is with respect and love that we pay tribute to Lake County Forest Preserve District Commissioner Audrey H. Nixon, who passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the age of 81.

Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve
May 09, 2017 03:00 PM

Fort Sheridan Public Access Improvements

A resolution awarding a contract for construction of public access improvements within Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve was approved at the May 9, 2017, meeting of the Lake County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners.

Lake County Forest Preserves
Apr 22, 2017 09:00 PM

General Offices Lobby Renovation

Starting Monday, May 1, the main entrance will be temporarily closed through July 28, as renovations get underway for the new Museum. Please enter on the north side of the building.

Apr 17, 2017 11:00 AM

Summer Music Series at Independence Grove

Our Events in the Plaza outdoor concerts are Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, June 13 through August 8. No concert on July 4. No rain dates. Café open until 9 pm. To help offset concert costs, there is an entrance fee of $6 per car after 5 pm on event nights.


Check Status of Independence Grove Activities

Before heading out, check here for updates on the beach, marina, summer concerts, and more. You can also follow Independence Grove on Twitter or call the hotline at 847-968-3497 for updates.

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