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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, Communications Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, email


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AAA Bond Rating Awarded for 19th Straight Year, Taxpayers Save $1.5 Million

The Lake County Forest Preserves has been awarded the AAA bond rating by Moody’s Investors Service, one of the top credit rating agencies in the world. The agency is nationally recognized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Solar Trails
Nov 02, 2021 08:19 AM

Solar-lit Trails Open Nov 7

Taking an evening hike on solar-lit trails in the forest preserves may be an option for anyone having a hard time getting outside in nature now that the sun sets earlier. Opens 11/7/21.

Oct 19, 2021 01:15 PM

Ansel Adams Exhibition Opening November 6

A nationally acclaimed exhibition, “Ansel Adams: Early Works,” is running at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, 1899 W. Winchester Road in Libertyville, Illinois, from November 6, 2021 through March 27, 2022.

Oct 18, 2021 09:37 AM

Buffalo Creek Project Earns Award

The Lake County Forest Preserve District received the Regional Resilience Award for its collaborative work on a $9.7 million project to expand the Buffalo Creek Reservoir and increase the region’s resiliency against flooding.

Oct 13, 2021 10:13 AM

2022 Budget Approved

The Lake County Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2022 budget at its October 12 meeting.

Aug 26, 2021 12:43 PM

Rare Hummingbird Spotted in Lake County

A rare hummingbird, reportedly seen only once before in Illinois, was spotted at the backyard bird feeder of Jeanna Cristino, communications specialist at the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Photo of Daniel Wright Woods
Aug 16, 2021 12:44 PM

Hike Lake County Challenge Begins

Grab your walking shoes and head to the trails to participate in the Hike Lake County program while enjoying fall breezes and autumn colors. Medical research shows that being outdoors in nature has many wellness benefits.

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