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FPDCC’s “Films in the Forest” a Family Entertainment Blockbuster

By at July 10, 2012 | 4:34 pm | 0 Comment

FPDCC’s “Films in the Forest” a Family Entertainment Blockbuster

No need to dim the lights—Mother Nature will take care of that. No worries about leg room—there is plenty of open space. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show at Films in the Forest, the Forest Preserve District’s new series of films about—and in—the great outdoors. Each month a different feature film with a nature connection will be presented along more...

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Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

By at July 3, 2012 | 10:16 am | 1 Comments

Forest Preserve District Opens New Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail in Riverdale, IL

Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall, Forest Preserve District Board Commissioner Deborah Sims, Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, Dixmoor Mayor Keevan Grimmett and other project partners and community leaders were on hand for the official opening of the Kickapoo Woods Bicycle and Walking Trail. The ribbon cutting was followed by more...

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Beaubien Woods Event Kick-off by President Preckwinkle

By at June 11, 2012 | 2:56 pm | 0 Comment

Beaubien Woods Event Kick-off by President Preckwinkle

President Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall Kick-Off Beaubien Woods Event on June 9, 2012. This past Saturday, Cook County residents gathered along the shores of Flatfoot Lake at Beaubien Woods Forest Preserve on Chicago’s far south side for the Beaubien Woods Celebration and Summer Kickoff. Forest Preserve District Board President Toni more...

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Winning Projects Announced in Brookfield Zoo’s Science Fair

By at February 7, 2012 | 3:43 pm | 0 Comment

Winning Projects Announced in Brookfield Zoo’s Science Fair

On Friday, February 3, the Brookfield Zoo hosted a Science Fair for Chicago Public Schools Students. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle attended the event as a guest judge, and recognized three students with the Forest Preserve District's "Wild About Nature" Science Fair Award. The winning students, along with their teachers and families, will be invited to more...

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Forest Preserve District Releases 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan

By at February 3, 2012 | 9:48 am | 1 Comments

Forest Preserve District Releases 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) released the final version of its 2012 – 2016 Capital Improvement Plan at a Board Meeting held on Tuesday, February 2, 2012. The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is an annual five-year projection of the Forest Preserve District’s infrastructure investment needs and priorities. “Our five-year Capital Improvement more...

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President Preckwinkle’s Remarks on Release of FY 2012 Forest Preserve District Budget

By at October 27, 2011 | 10:58 am | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle’s Remarks on Release of FY 2012  Forest Preserve District Budget

One of the greatest environmental advocates in American history, Aldo Leopold, once wrote, “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” It is in this spirit of connecting “community” with land conservation, protecting our natural resources, more...

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Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserve District’s Comprehensive Desk Audit

By at October 12, 2011 | 2:13 pm | 1 Comments

Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserve District’s Comprehensive Desk Audit

  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Forest Preserve District General Superintendent Arnold Randall released the findings of a comprehensive desk audit today which was performed to assess the Forest Preserve District’s overall effectiveness.  President Preckwinkle ordered the desk audit to fulfill her commitment to transparency, accountability, more...

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President Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Randall announce sweeping reforms

By at April 4, 2011 | 10:17 am | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Randall announce sweeping reforms

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve District of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall and Commissioners Gregg Goslin and Jeffrey Tobolski announced today the implementation of new reform measures and policies targeting the kind of behavior uncovered by the Office of the Inspector General last summer at the Cermak Family Aquatic more...

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New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

By at March 9, 2011 | 11:38 am | 0 Comment

New Forest Preserve District “Greens for Teens” Golf Tournament to benefit Cook County kids

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today that the District is launching a new, wide-ranging effort to increase youth outreach. Beginning this summer, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County will facilitate new programming and send up to 2,000 Cook County young people on visits to its six nature centers. The more...

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Cook County debuts two Web sites, new social media channels

By at March 1, 2011 | 4:46 pm | 10 Comments

Cook County debuts two Web sites, new social media channels

The new Cook County Government homepage is a place where citizens can find out about news, deadlines, programs and other information to help them interact with the county in a smarter way. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said transparency means delivering useful information to the public in real time. This Web site is designed to do that in a logical and more...

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