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Governor Lifts Special COVID-19 Restrictions For Will County

Now that the additional restrictions have been lifted and Will County's COVID-19 positivity rate has declined, the capacity limit for picnic shelter rentals and field trip programs has returned to 50 as specified in the state's Phase Four of its Restore Illinois plan. 

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Rare Bird Alert: Snowy Egret Spotted at McKinley Woods

If you're a birder and you haven't been to McKinley Woods lately, now is the time to get out and potentially spot a rarity in the area — a snowy egret.

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