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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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We host two blogs, written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature and Lake County History.

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Liz Rose Fisher
Feb 12, 2024 03:27 PM

Decades of Sweet Tradition: Maple Syrup Programs Offered

For more than four decades, educators and volunteers at the Lake County Forest Preserves have led wildly popular Maple Syrup Hikes at Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods.

© Melissa Marie Photography
Feb 02, 2024 01:36 PM

Relish Events at Independence Grove Serves as New On-site Caterer

John Eggert's culinary journey ignited during his childhood. He has vivid memories of the moment his passion for cooking began to sizzle.


Lake County Forest Preserves Garners Coveted Awards

Two Illinois organizations committed to advancing parks and recreation recognized the outstanding contributions of the Lake County Forest Preserves with four esteemed awards for excellence in public communications and design.

Jason Cristino
Jan 16, 2024 03:06 PM

New Exhibition Explores Restoration of Your Forest Preserves

"Managing Healthy Landscapes" opens Saturday, February 10 at the Dunn Museum, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. The special exhibition runs through April 7 at the nationally accredited museum, a distinction held by only 3% of American museums.

Jan 11, 2024 10:14 AM

41st Profiles in Excellence Event set for February 4

The 41st annual Profiles in Excellence event takes place from 3–4:30 pm, Sunday, February 4, at Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Road in North Chicago. The theme this year is “Music Roots.”

Half Day sunrise over a morning frost-BobCallebert

Winter 2023 Horizons Magazine

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

Nov 30, 2023 11:37 AM

Join History Enthusiasts for a Journey Through Lake County's Past

The 9th annual Lake County History Symposium takes place virtually on Zoom from 6:30–8:30 pm on January 4 and 18. "Good Neighbors: Making a Difference in Lake County," is this year's theme.

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