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Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Arnold Randall applaud Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoors” plan

By at February 18, 2011 | 3:26 pm | 1 Comments

Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserve Superintendent Arnold Randall applaud Obama’s “America’s Great Outdoors” plan

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and General Superintendent Arnold Randall commend President Barack Obama on the creation of his new program, appropriately titled “America’s Great Outdoors.”  The program focuses, in large part, on encouraging citizens to enjoy their vast open spaces, like the 68,000-plus acres that Cook more...

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President Toni Preckwinkle Unveils FY 2011 Forest Preserve Budget Recommendation

By at January 27, 2011 | 3:27 pm | 1 Comments

President Toni Preckwinkle Unveils FY 2011 Forest Preserve Budget Recommendation

Today, Cook County Forest Preserve District Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled her FY 2011 Executive Budget Recommendation for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.  The balanced budget holds the line on property taxes for the third straight year in a row. Click here to view or download the 2011 Forest Preserve of Cook County Executive Budget more...

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220 canoeists, kayakers paddle Chicago River on New Year’s Day

By at January 14, 2011 | 6:00 pm | 0 Comment

Originally published January 2, 2011--Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle was one of hundreds of canoeists and kayakers who paddled the Chicago River on New Year's Day. The Forest Preserve District of Cook County says 220 paddlers participated in Saturday's "Happy Canoe Year!" event. Officials say the five and a half mile float started near Winnetka at Skokie more...

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Preckwinkle appoints two civic leaders to lead Forest Preserves

By at January 13, 2011 | 4:02 am | 0 Comment

Originally published December 15, 2010--Arnold Randall was selected to serve as the new Superintendent of the Cook County Forest Preserve Department. Mary Laraia will serve as Assistant Superintendent of the nation’s largest Forest Preserve district. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said both Randall and Laraia bring tremendous experience and more...

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