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Fall Fun In The Cook County Forest Preserves!

By at September 7, 2012 | 11:22 am | 0 Comment

Fall Fun In The Cook County Forest Preserves!

Fall is the perfect time of year to get out and explore the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. In addition to daily programs at the District’s six Nature Centers; the autumn season also includes a number of special events taking place in locations throughout the County. All events are family-friendly and most are free. “The autumn months are one of the most more...

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Cook County Forest Preserve District Hosting First Ever Photo Contest

By at September 4, 2012 | 2:41 pm | 4 Comments

Cook County Forest Preserve District Hosting First Ever Photo Contest

We know you have great photos of the Cook County forest preserves and we want to include them in the 2013 Forest Preserve District of Cook County wall calendar. Submit your photos at their Flickr page www.flickr.com/groups/fpdcc  August 30, 2012 – September 10, 2012. Then check back on their Facebook page more...

Features , Forest Preserve District

Forest Preserve District Researchers Assist with the Effort to Protect the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

By at August 30, 2012 | 10:24 am | 0 Comment

Forest Preserve District Researchers Assist with the Effort to Protect the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

The Great Lakes ecosystems remain under a significant threat from Asian carp. These unwelcome invaders can crowd out other fish species by outcompeting them for food resources. The carp have already overrun parts of the Illinois River, in some cases, accounting for more than 90% of the fish biomass. The presence of Asian carp in the Great Lakes could have devastating more...

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Veterans Resource Fair, August 29th, 9 am to 2 pm

By at August 27, 2012 | 11:29 am | 7 Comments

Veterans Resource Fair, August 29th, 9 am to 2 pm

The Veterans Assisstance Commission of Cook County will host a Veterans Resource Fair offering everything from housing assistance and health screenings to free haircuts. The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Juvenile Detention Center, 1100 S Hamilton, Chicago, from 9 am to 2 pm. Nearly 30 agencies, organizations and government offices will provide a wide more...

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County’s Mobile Vaccine Clinics Make Rabies Shots Accessible and Affordable

By at August 17, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

County’s Mobile Vaccine Clinics Make Rabies Shots Accessible and Affordable

[caption id="attachment_9637" align="alignnone" width="350" caption="John Martinez brought in Binx, Pebbles and Cierra to get vaccinated at Cook County’s mobile Rabies and Microchip Clinic in Richton Park."][/caption] The Cook County Department of Animal Control’s mobile Rabies and Microchip Clinics have vaccinated hundreds of area pets this summer, and will be more...

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Cook County Environmental Control Co-sponsors Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at Bloom Township

By at August 16, 2012 | 10:59 am | 2 Comments

Cook County Environmental Control Co-sponsors Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at Bloom Township

On Thursday, August 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Bloom Township Senior Services are co-sponsoring a free Prescription Drug Take-back event. This event is a low-cost, high-value opportunity to tackle a critical environmental issue.  The EPA has asked people not to flush old medications, as trace elements have more...

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Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reminder: August is Cataract Awareness Month

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:41 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Health and Hospitals System Reminder: August is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss as we age, but they are treatable. If you have a cataract, your vision can also worsen slowly over time. A cataract happens when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. The lens must be clear in order to focus light properly onto the retina. As a cataract slowly begins to develop, you may not notice any changes in your vision at more...

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Cook County Forest Preserve Eagle Young Take Flight

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Forest Preserve Eagle Young Take Flight

When a nest of American bald eagles hatched this April, they made local and national news as the first observed bald eaglets to hatch in Cook County in more than a century. Now at least one has fledged and is flying around the eagles’ Tampier Slough home. After the eaglets hatched this spring, their parents immediately began to tend and feed them. In June, Forest more...

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Olympic Alternate Honed Equestrian Skills in the Cook County Forest Preserves

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:12 am | 0 Comment

Olympic Alternate Honed Equestrian Skills in the Cook County Forest Preserves

It’s official—the Forest Preserve District of Cook County offers an equestrian landscape rich enough to transform a thumb-sucking novice into a world-class athlete. Just ask Allison Springer, who a few weeks ago was an alternate on the USA equestrian team at the 2012 London Olympics, shortly after coming in second in the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the United more...

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County Internship Program Enables Engineering Students to Tackle Real-world Projects

By at August 10, 2012 | 9:25 am | 3 Comments

County Internship Program Enables Engineering Students to Tackle Real-world Projects

Bradley University engineering student Brian Heinrich helped design a bike trail during his summer internship at the Cook County Highway Department. Heinrich and six other engineering students spent 10 weeks working mostly out in the field on projects ranging from bridges and road repairs to drainage design and sewer reconstruction. The students met with President more...

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