Cook County Forest Preserve District

A deer in a forest preserve near the Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest, Ill. (Credit: Cook County Forest Preserve District)

Cook County Forest Preserves Celebrate District’s Centennial

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.


Bones Dug Up During Oak Forest Heritage Preserve Work To Be Reburied

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.


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Husband Sues Cook County In Fatal Tree Accident That Killed Actress

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.


Swallow Cliff Woods (Credit: Cook County Forest Preserve District)

Forest Preserve Seeks Public Input On Swallow Cliff Upgrades

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.


A coyote wanders in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Feb. 6, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Coyote Sightings On The Rise

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.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

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Cook County Forest Preserve Improving Camping Facilities

The Cook County Forest Preserve District wants more people consider it as a camping option.


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Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With Corruption

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.


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Forest Preserve Plans To Borrow Money To Add Land, Upgrade Facilities

Cook County Forest Preserve officials expect to add more land this year, and also make repairs to some picnic enclosures.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Forest Preserve

Forest Preserve Asks Public To Weigh In On Expanded Camping Ideas

Camping for Chicago area residents soon may not have to mean a long drive to Wisconsin or a more remote part of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Audit Reveals Disorganization At Forest Preserve District

An audit of the Cook County Forest Preserve District found employees without clear job descriptions, duplicating tasks and working without the proper equipment.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

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Audit Slams Management At Forest Preserve District

The Cook County Forest Preserve District is the subject of a highly critical audit to be made public Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

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County Sting Uncovers Stealing, Drinking, Sex On The Job

The inspector general has detailed findings of an investigation into corruption at pools run by the Cook County Forest Preserve District.


Cook County Seal

High Cost For Patronage At Forest Preserve

Political patronage will cost the Cook County Forest Preserve District more than half a million dollars.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2010