Cook County Forest Preserve District
One of the treasures of Cook County, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. On Wednesday, county commissioners paid tribute to the district’s founders.
The Cook County Forest Preserve District has abandoned plans for a new section of walking and biking path in Oak Forest, after crews dug up unmarked graves on the site of the old Oak Forest Hospital.
Molly Glynn, who had a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and performed in many of the city’s theatres, died Sept. 6 after she was hit by a part of a falling tree at a north suburban forest preserve on the afternoon before.
The Cook County Forest Preserve District drew a good-sized crowd Thursday morning for an open-air public meeting to discuss planned improvements to the Swallow Cliff Woods preserve in Palos Hills.
Local residents were being warned to keep their pets on a tight leash, as coyotes are out in bigger numbers, and acting more aggressively, likely due to their mating season.
The Cook County Forest Preserve District wants more people consider it as a camping option.
A Cook County Circuit Court employee has been charged with stealing $3,500 in traffic ticket payments, the fourth clerk’s office employee to face criminal charges this year, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Cook County Forest Preserve officials expect to add more land this year, and also make repairs to some picnic enclosures.
Camping for Chicago area residents soon may not have to mean a long drive to Wisconsin or a more remote part of Illinois.
An audit of the Cook County Forest Preserve District found employees without clear job descriptions, duplicating tasks and working without the proper equipment.
The Cook County Forest Preserve District is the subject of a highly critical audit to be made public Wednesday.
The inspector general has detailed findings of an investigation into corruption at pools run by the Cook County Forest Preserve District.
Political patronage will cost the Cook County Forest Preserve District more than half a million dollars.