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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.

Kim Mikus Croke, Media & Community Relations Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, email


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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 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.


Winter 2021 Horizons Magazine

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

Jan 11, 2022 02:40 PM

Lake County Forest Preserves Receives $50k Gift for Net-Zero Energy Project 

The Lake County Forest Preserves received its first naming gift to support a new Environmental Education Facility at Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods.

Jan 07, 2022 11:09 AM

Parking added at Buffalo Creek

The Lake County Forest Preserves collaborated with the Village of Long Grove to provide additional parking at the west end of Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve in Long Grove.

Dec 30, 2021 10:48 AM

Route 45 Underpass Opens

The Lake County Forest Preserves completed a new underpass and trail extension that safely connects Raven Glen and Ethel's Woods forest preserves in Antioch for pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians.

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