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Results: 37 Articles found.
Ray Lake
Apr 12, 2016 09:55 AM

Ray Lake Grows Again

Forest Preserve Board acquires more land in Fremont Township, making Ray Lake the sixth largest forest preserve in the county.

John Tannahill
Dec 07, 2015 04:00 PM

John Tannahill to Head Lake County Police Association

Our top safety officer has been elected president of the Lake County Chiefs of Police Association for 2016.

Pine Dunes
Pine Dunes
Nov 25, 2015 08:00 AM

Pine Dunes Forest Preserve in Antioch Now Open

New public access improvements are now available at Pine Dunes Forest Preserve in Antioch.

DPR Trail Now Complete
Trail Completed
Oct 22, 2015 05:40 PM

Des Plaines River Trail Now Complete

The wait is over! Trail users can now enjoy a 31.4-mile uninterrupted north/south venture through Lake County, marking a historic milestone for the Lake County Forest Preserves.

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.

Lake County Forest Preserves
Jan 22, 2015 12:13 PM

Lake County Life Tells Story of What Makes Lake County Special

It’s the natural beauty, our schools and businesses, and the active and healthy people who live, work and play here.

Lake County Forest Preserves
Ranger Police
Aug 05, 2014 09:02 AM

Ranger Police Officer Saves Baby

Officer Dreyer administered infant CPR after baby stopped breathing.

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