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Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park reopens over 2 years after being closed due to found explosives

Officials have reopened the Openlands Lakeshore Preserve in Highland Park more than two years after it was shut down due to explosive materials, possibly from World War II, being found. The Lake County Forest Preserves on Thursday reopened the more than 71-acre parcel, which is now part of Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve on the border […]

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‘Over the treetops excited’: Forest preserve officials locate injured hawk missing for days in Riverwoods

The Lake County Forest Preserves says they are “over the treetops excited” to report they located their injured hawk that went missing after its home was vandalized in Riverwoods. “We are over the treetops excited to share that the red-tailed hawk, used for education programming, was recovered this afternoon!” forest preserve officials said Tuesday afternoon. […]

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Forest preserve officials ask for public’s help in locating injured, missing hawk in Riverwoods

The Lake County Forest Preserves is asking the public for help in locating an injured hawk that has been missing after its home was vandalized in Riverwoods. Environmental educators from the Lake County Forest Preserves said the red-tailed hawk has been missing after its home was vandalized at Ryerson Conservation Area in Riverwoods. The hawk, […]

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Officer ‘severely’ injured after squad collides with car while responding to call in Lincolnshire

A police officer was severely injured after his squad car collided with another vehicle while responding to an emergency call in Lincolnshire, officials said. The Lincolnshire Police Department and Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District responded around 6:29 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Route 22 and Route 21 in Lincolnshire for a report of a vehicle […]

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Police departments in Lake County warn residents of car burglaries and theft, encourage ‘9 PM Routine’

Numerous police departments in Lake County are warning residents of an increase in car burglaries and thefts and are encouraging residents to practice the “9 PM Routine.” Authorities say car burglaries and thefts increase as the weather warms up, and they are offering tips to combat such crimes. The Lake County Forest Preserves said parking […]