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Beat Boredom with Stay-At-Home Backyard Nature Photo Contest

Grab your camera and snap some shots of the nature around your home for this special contest, which is designed to provide a creative outlet for cooped-up shutterbugs during the new coronavirus pandemic. 

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Annual 'Hugs for Hounds' Canceled

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of this popular doggie Easter egg hunt, which has been held at the Forest Preserve's Hammel Woods since 2009. 

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