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Jul 22, 2021 04:28 PM
Lake Villa residents Joyce and George Proper were awarded the Outstanding Volunteer award.The Growing Through Change project at Grant Woods Forest Preserve earned the Conservation Award.
Jul 20, 2021 08:43 AM
As stewards of healthy landscapes and proponents of climate resiliency, officials at the Lake County Forest Preserves altered their Capital Improvement Plan to prioritize and accelerate current net-zero building goals and lead the way for others.
May 29, 2021 03:39 PM
We're excited to announce the opening of the new outdoor Beer Garden at Independence Grove, starting this Saturday, May 29. The Beer Garden features a variety of local craft brews on tap, and packaged snacks and other beverages.
May 18, 2021 05:00 PM
The new channel features videos about the Dunn Museum's collections, exhibits, programming, Lake County history, and other information.
May 18, 2021 08:55 AM
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our resident education red-tailed hawk, who passed on May 7, 2021. She was one of the oldest red-tailed hawks on record and a true education ambassador.
Apr 28, 2021 12:53 PM
We've been awarded the AAA bond rating by Moody’s Investors Service, the highest rating possible, in recognition of our strong long-term financial planning.
Feb 12, 2021 04:13 PM
Read about a trail extension and tunnel we're building to connect Raven Glen and Ethel's Woods.
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