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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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Nov 06, 2017 08:00 AM

Holiday Tree Recycling

Donated trees are chipped and used for preserve trails and landscaping.

 
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Nov 01, 2017 08:00 AM

Take an Evening Hike on Solar-Lit Trails

Get some evening exercise this winter along designated solar-lit trails at Old School and Lakewood, open until 9 pm, daily through March 11.

 
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Picnic Shelter Reservations Begin October 16

Book your 2018 event at any of our 31 picnic shelters. Plan early to help ensure your first choice of shelter and date.

 
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Bridge Connects Middlefork Savanna to Local Trails, Parks

At around 1:30 am on Saturday, September 9, we began installing a 221-foot steel pedestrian bridge over the Metra Railway to connect trails at Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve...

 
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Fall 2017 Horizons Magazine Available Online

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

 
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New Interactive Trail Map

Use our NEW interactive trail map to help navigate your next adventure in a forest preserve near you.​

 
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Pokémon Go in the Preserves

Use our interactive map to help you "Catch 'em all."

 
 
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