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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.

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Exciting Things Are Happening at Ryerson Woods

Construction has begun on a new net-zero energy building at Ryerson Woods.

May 02, 2022 10:59 AM

Beer Garden to Open Weekends on May 14

The Beer Garden at Independence Grove, featuring scenic views and craft brews, is scheduled to open Saturday, May 14. The venue at Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville features a variety of local craft brews on tap.

Apr 28, 2022 02:28 PM

New Traveling Exhibition to Hit the Road

The Bess Bower Dun Museum in Libertyville, IL is adding a new traveling exhibition to its lineup. “Bill Sienkiewicz: Pop Culture Revolution” is the most recent exhibition developed by Dunn Museum staff to hit the road this fall.

Apr 13, 2022 03:44 PM

How to Protect Yourself Against Vehicle Break-ins

Warmer weather coupled with a challenging economy are leading to an increase in vehicle break-ins. Parking lots, including those in the forest preserves, are prime locations for these crimes.

Mar 29, 2022 11:27 AM

Bill Sienkiewicz Exhibition Opening April 16

The work of a legendary comic book artist is coming to the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, 1899 W. Winchester Road in Libertyville, Illinois. Bill Sienkiewicz: Pop Culture Revolution will be on e

Mar 15, 2022 01:02 PM

Summer Adventures Offered

Annual summer programs have a new look, but will continue to provide lifelong connections and memories, according to educators at the Lake County Forest Preserves.

Mar 09, 2022 08:02 AM

Partnership Formed with Chicago Bears to Battle Buckthorn

The Lake County Forest Preserves and the Chicago Bears have formed a partnership to battle common buckthorn, a non-native, invasive tree that harms plants and wildlife.

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