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President Toni Preckwinkle accepts the Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

By at January 24, 2014 | 2:53 pm | 0 Comment

President Toni Preckwinkle accepts the Next Century Conservation Plan for the Forest Preserves of Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle today formally accepted the “Next Century Conservation Plan” for the preserves. The plan was created by a blue-ribbon commission of local leaders appointed by Preckwinkle in 2013 as part of the Forest Preserves’ centennial anniversary celebration. The Next Century Conservation Plan aims to make Cook more...

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Launches Major Natural and Cultural Resources Plan

By at November 21, 2013 | 1:00 pm | 1 Comments

Forest Preserves of Cook County Launches Major Natural and Cultural Resources Plan

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is teaming up with the Prairie Research Institute of the University of Illinois to create a comprehensive plan for the management of its natural and cultural resources. The Natural and Cultural Resources Master Plan will draw together two traditionally separate disciplines. “Natural resources” include the land, water and wildlife more...

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President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Gainer Pledge $100,000 For Summer Jobs At The Forest Preserves District of Cook County

By at November 7, 2013 | 9:21 pm | 1 Comments

President Preckwinkle, Commissioner Gainer Pledge $100,000 For Summer Jobs At The Forest Preserves District of Cook County

Cook County and Forest Preserves Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Commissioner Bridget Gainer (D-10th) today announced an additional $100,000 in the FY 2014 budget to provide young people summer jobs at the Forest Preserves District of Cook County (FPDCC). “Providing teenagers with summer jobs will enhance their development and give them productive ways to more...

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President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

By at October 17, 2013 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Unveils Forest Preserves’ Fiscal Year 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation

Forest Preserves of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled her 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. The proposed budget is $179 million and is balanced without increases to property taxes, fines or fees. Click here to view or download the Forest Preserves' 2014 Executive Budget Recommendation “This 2014 budget allows more...

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Fall 2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, October 19

By at October 10, 2013 | 3:05 pm | 0 Comment

Fall 2013 Trout Fishing Season Opens Saturday, October 19

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is pleased to announce that the fall trout fishing season starts at dawn on Saturday, October 19. Catchable-sized rainbow trout (1/2 –1 lbs) will be stocked into Axehead Lake, Belleau Lake, Horsetail Lake, and, new this year, Busse Reservoir North Pool. As part of the stocking process, from October 1 until dawn on October more...

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Second Annual Forest Preserve of Cook County Nature Photo Contest

By at August 29, 2013 | 1:57 pm | 1 Comments

Second Annual Forest Preserve of Cook County Nature Photo Contest

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting its second annual photo contest. More than 350 photos were submitted in last year’s inaugural contest, with more than 1500 votes cast on the winners. The winning photographs will be featured in the Preserves’ 2014 wall calendar, and in an exhibition in the Cook County building in downtown Chicago and Cook County’s more...

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Former CPD Captain John J. Roberts Named Forest Preserve Chief of Police

By at March 7, 2013 | 3:02 pm | 0 Comment

Former CPD Captain John J. Roberts Named Forest Preserve Chief of Police

Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has appointed former Chicago Police Department Captain John J. Roberts to be the District’s new Chief of Police. Roberts will start this position on March 5, 2013. The District’s previous Police Chief, Richard Waszak, retired in late 2012 after ten years in the role. Roberts retired from the more...

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Judge Dismisses Shakman Litigation Against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

By at February 14, 2013 | 4:06 pm | 0 Comment

Judge Dismisses Shakman Litigation Against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Sidney I. Schenkier has granted a motion to dismiss the Shakman litigation against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. The motion was filed jointly by the District and Michael Shakman, with the agreement of the Court-Appointed District Compliance Administrator. With this decision, the Judge confirmed that the District has more...

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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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Forest Preserve District Unveils Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan

By at August 15, 2012 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Forest Preserve District Unveils Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan

The Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Master Plan is a comprehensive vision for the future development, public use, and long-term management of the Oak Forest Heritage Preserve. The plan is intended to help guide circulation and access improvements, ecological and site restoration, memorialization of sacred space, implementation of recreational amenities, and the more...

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