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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below, or by searching our archive.

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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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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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Ticks and Lyme Disease

While enjoying activities outside, don’t forget to take action to prevent bites from ticks that share our outdoor spaces.

Coyote Pups
Mar 31, 2017 02:30 PM

Increased Coyote Sightings

Female coyotes and their pups have dens in most forest preserves during April, May and June.

Mar 07, 2017 08:00 AM

Independence Grove Beach Season Passes Now Available

Season passes are on sale for Lake County residents. Purchase by May 1 and save 10 percent.


Spring 2017 Horizons Magazine Available Online

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

Feb 15, 2017 11:59 PM

Register Now for Summer Camp

Our camps are designed for summer fun and learning. Browse available camps. Enroll online.

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