Volunteers Celebrate Chicago River Day By Helping Clean Up RiverfrontCleanup efforts like these benefit the people who enjoy the Chicago River for fun, but also the plants and animals that rely on the river to thrive.
As Updated CDC Guidance Includes Pets, Social Distancing Recommendations Close Some Dog ParksThe coronavirus pandemic is changing human lives every day, and now, it is changing the way pets interact with each other too.
Cook County To Close Several Popular Forest Preserve Parking Lots On Weekends Due To Overcrowding Amid COVID-19 Crisis“Unfortunately, we have seen that on warm weekend days, these locations are too popular, with too many visitors who are not following critical public health guidelines,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said.
PETA Seeks Records On 54 Stingray Deaths At Brookfield ZooAn animal rights organization has filed a lawsuit against Brookfield Zoo located outside Chicago in a search for documents that could shed light on the 2015 deaths of 54 stingrays.
Conservationists Trying To Help Turtles Thrive In Forest PreserveRadio transmitters with long antennae were attached to a dozen turtles on Friday and the turtles were then released into a south suburban forest preserve where it’s hoped they’ll produce more turtles.
Zip Line Course Opens In Cook County Forest PreserveBilled as the first of its kind in the state, a new zip line and treetop obstacle course is open in Western Springs.
Experts Urge Caution Before Skating Or Fishing On Frozen Lakes And PondsCook County Forest Preserve District fisheries biologist Steve Silic said people should make sure a lake or pond is covered in at least 4 inches of ice before going onto the frozen surface, by drilling a hole in the ice.
Cook County Forest Preserves Celebrate District's CentennialOne 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 ReburiedThe 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.
Husband Sues Cook County In Fatal Tree Accident That Killed ActressMolly 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.
Forest Preserve Seeks Public Input On Swallow Cliff UpgradesThe 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.
Coyote Sightings On The RiseLocal 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.
Cook County Forest Preserve Improving Camping FacilitiesThe Cook County Forest Preserve District wants more people consider it as a camping option.
Workers At Clerk’s Office, Morgue Charged With CorruptionA 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.
Forest Preserve Plans To Borrow Money To Add Land, Upgrade FacilitiesCook County Forest Preserve officials expect to add more land this year, and also make repairs to some picnic enclosures.