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Preserve Visitors Reminded to Use Caution During Winter Weather

Winter can provide some beautiful scenery, but it also brings along its share of cautions. With that in mind, trail users in particular are reminded to use caution while out in the preserves during this season of snow and ice.


Falling ice and snow from branches high overhead are always a possibility given the right conditions and preserve visitors should also be aware of icy conditions underfoot as well.

While the Forest Preserve District works diligently to try to ensure the public has a safe and enjoyable experience when out in its preserves, weather and nature in general are unpredictable. Being aware and using caution in wintry conditions are two of the best ways to stay safe and avoid an unwanted situation.



Police Increase Special Olympics Fundraising Efforts in 2019


Forest Preserve police will host a Special Olympics Plane Pull and participate in other Law Enforcement Torch Run activities in 2019 to benefit the global charity and its programs.

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Volunteer Spotlight: For This Couple, It's All About Raising Awareness


Connie and Lee Witkowski are educators at heart, and teaching others extends not just to their jobs, but also to their volunteer work.

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Kayak Rentals Coming to Whalon Lake


Paddling opportunities will expand this summer at the 80-acre lake in Bolingbrook as Naperville Kayak sets up shop Tuesday through Sunday.

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