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Stay informed about your Lake County Forest Preserves by reading the latest news items below.

Media Inquiries

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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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.

Kimberly Landmann
Nov 21, 2023 04:42 PM

Plan for GivingTuesday with the Preservation Foundation

The Preservation Foundation of the Lake County Forest Preserves proudly joins the global GivingTuesday initiative, standing with millions worldwide in a celebration of generosity on November 28.

Nov 20, 2023 12:42 PM

Celebrating Environmental Excellence

The Chicago Wilderness Alliance (CWA) has recognized the Lake County Forest Preserves with two prestigious awards.

Oct 31, 2023 10:56 AM

Read Fall 2023 Horizons

The fall issue of our Horizons magazine is now available.

Oct 12, 2023 11:10 AM

Lake County Forest Preserves Board Approves 2024 Budget

In order to continue moving toward its 100-Year Vision to preserve and sustain Lake County's natural landscape and extend community outreach and education, the Lake County Forest Preserves Board of Commissioners approved the fiscal year 2024 budget.

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