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Sep 26, 2022 02:20 PM
Lake County's forest preserves are clean, safe and popular places to relax and enjoy nature, as rated by local residents in a countywide attitude and interest survey.
Sep 23, 2022 08:56 AM
Portions of the entry road and main parking lot at the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods will be closed temporarily due to a road realignment project. The areas will be closed Monday, September 26 through the middle of October.
Sep 21, 2022 03:00 PM
An uptick in sightings of the federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee is creating a buzz in Lake County.
Sep 20, 2022 12:22 PM
"ON TO 2050: The Long-Range Plan for Northeastern Illinois" special exhibition opens Saturday, September 24, at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum, 1899 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville.
Sep 14, 2022 08:12 AM
Director of Education Nan Buckardt was recognized for her leadership in the area of natural resources. The Illinois Conservation Foundation Board of Directors inducted Buckardt into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame.
Sep 08, 2022 08:35 AM
Live music, guided hikes, meet-and-greets with local brewers, and trivia are all part of SeptOberfest, which kicked off at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville.
Aug 12, 2022 09:27 AM
“Our Voice is Black History: Past, Present, Future,” a special exhibition that ran last year virtually and in-person at the Bess Bower Dunn Museum in Libertyville, recently earned national recognition.
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