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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.

Call or email Public Affairs Manager, Susan Hawkins, at 847-968-3207 or 847-276-6540.

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Oct 10, 2018 08:00 AM

Take an Evening Hike on Solar-Lit Trails

Get some evening exercise this winter along designated solar-lit trails at Old School and Lakewood, open until 9 pm, daily, November 4, 2018, through March 10, 2019.

 
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Fall 2018 Horizons Magazine Available Online

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

 
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We're Recruiting Docent Volunteers

Apply to be a docent and share your interest in history and social science with visitors through guided tours and educational programs for school groups, community groups and the general public.

 
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Fort Sheridan Reopens with 70-Foot Overlook of Lake Michigan

We are announcing the reopening of Fort Sheridan in Lake Forest with new and improved features that provide greater access to the site’s natural beauty and rich military history. Following more than a year of construction, visitors will once again be

 
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18-Month 2018-2019 Transitional Budget Approved

In order to continue moving toward the 100-Year Vision and Strategic Plan to preserve and sustain Lake County’s natural landscape, and extend community outreach and education...

 
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Safety Alert: Theft Prevention Tips

Safeguard against auto burglary. When property is left unlocked or in plain view, it invites trouble.​

 
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New Dunn Museum Opens Its Doors

After spending more than a year relocating its vast historic collections and building brand-new exhibitions from scratch, the Forest Preserves announces the opening of the new Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, in Libertyville.

 
 
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