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We host three blogs, all written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature, Lake County History, and our Curt Teich Postcard Archives.

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Pokémon Go in the Preserves

Why not catch some Pokémon while you’re out enjoying the preserves? We've put together an interactive map to help get you started.


Teich Archives Transferred to Newberry Library

The Newberry will become the new home of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives.

Aug 09, 2016 11:59 PM

AAA Bond Rating Awarded for 15th Straight Year, Taxpayers Save $10 Million

We have been awarded the highest bond rating by two of the top credit rating agencies in the world.

Preserve Safety Tips

Safety Alert: Theft Prevention Tips

Safeguard against auto burglary. When property is left unlocked or in plain view, it invites trouble.​

Ray Lake
Apr 12, 2016 09:55 AM

Ray Lake Grows Again

Forest Preserve Board acquires more land in Fremont Township, making Ray Lake the sixth largest forest preserve in the county.

Ranger Cadets
Jan 04, 2016 03:30 PM

Ranger Cadet Program

The Ranger Cadet Program is a great way for young adults ages 14 to 20, interested in law enforcement and conservation, to work and train alongside our Ranger Police. Call our Ranger department at 847-968-3433 for details.

John Tannahill
Dec 07, 2015 04:00 PM

John Tannahill to Head Lake County Police Association

Our top safety officer has been elected president of the Lake County Chiefs of Police Association for 2016.

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