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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below.

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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.

Kim Mikus Croke, Media & Community Relations Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, email


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Jan 23, 2023 10:49 AM

New Director of Public Safety Hired

The Lake County Forest Preserves hired Ron Davis, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, as director of public safety to replace retiring John Tannahill.

Jan 18, 2023 12:53 PM

Special Exhibit Opening at Dunn Museum January 28

Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad opens Saturday January 28 at the Dunn Museum in Libertyville. The special exhibition, featuring the work of photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales, runs through March 19.

Jan 18, 2023 10:50 AM

Profiles in Excellence Presents Women in Sports

The 40th annual Profiles in Excellence event takes place from 3–4:30 pm, Sunday, February 5, at Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road in North Chicago. The theme this year is Women in Sports.


Winter 2022 Horizons Magazine

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

Dec 27, 2022 01:52 PM

8 Forest Preserves to Recycle your Christmas Tree

Keep the mistletoe, let the tree go. 8 Forest Preserves to Recycle your Christmas Tree.

Dec 14, 2022 02:28 PM

Wildlife Tracking System Installed

A new, groundbreaking effort to study animal migrations and connect researchers, scientists and students to real-time migratory data across the globe is underway. Lake County is one of the newest links in the chain.

Dec 06, 2022 01:55 PM

Forest Preserves Board Reelects Leadership

At a special meeting, the Board of Commissioners reelected Angelo Kyle of Waukegan (District 14) as president of the Lake County Forest Preserves. The Board also reelected John Wasik of Grayslake (District 6) to serve as vice president.

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