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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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Dunn Museum Gift Shop Sale

Receive 25% OFF all merchandise* and 70% OFF select items at the Museum Gift Shop through the month of December! *Excludes consignment products.

 
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President Names Key Appointments

At the Tuesday, December 11 special meeting of the Lake County Forest Preserves, Board President Angelo D. Kyle named his officer and committee appointments. All will serve two-year terms that end December 2020.

 
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New leadership on Lake County Forest Preserve Board

At a special election on Monday, December 3, the Board of Commissioners elected their new leaders, choosing Angelo Kyle of Waukegan (District 14) as President of the Lake County Forest Preserves. The Board also elected Julie Simpson of Vernon Hills

 
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Winter Snow and Ice Removal Operations

Staff will be performing adjustments this coming winter to reduce the amount of road salt applied during snow and ice removal operations.

 
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Winter 2018 Horizons Magazine Available Online

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

 
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Sled Hill at Old School
Nov 28, 2018 08:00 AM

Winter Recreation

Cold weather brings winter fun in your forest preserves.

 
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Nov 20, 2018 09:00 AM

Holiday Hours

Our customer service offices and some facilities will be closed in observance of upcoming holidays. ​

 
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Reserve a Picnic Shelter

Reservations for 2019 picnic shelter rentals begin Monday, October 15. Purchase permits online starting at 12:01 am; by phone or in person starting at 8 am.

 
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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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Public Access Project Set to Begin at Ethel's Woods Forest Preserve

Lake County residents are one step closer to being able to experience the breathtaking beauty of Ethel’s Woods Forest Preserve.

 
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Board Approves Addition to Lakewood Forest Preserve

At their February 13 meeting, the Lake County Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of roughly 8.2 acres in Fremont Township, known as the Grawe property...

 
Des Plaines River Trail

New Interactive Trail Map

Use our NEW interactive trail map to help navigate your next adventure in a forest preserve near you.​

 
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Deer Tick

Ticks and Lyme Disease

While enjoying activities outside, don’t forget to take action to prevent bites from ticks that share our outdoor spaces.

 
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Millennium Trail

Check Status of Trails and Preserves

Before heading out, check the current status of trail underpasses. Also find construction alerts, preserve improvement projects and controlled burn sites.

 
 
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