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Get Ready for a Spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower

This will be the best meteor shower of the year.

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The Stink on Skunks

If you – or more likely, your dog – find yourself on the receiving end of a skunk’s stinky spray, you can’t say you weren’t warned. 

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The Story of Eastern Phoebes, a Suspect Raccoon and a Rebirth

Every day in the preserves, natural selection and the cycle of life are carrying on and, oftentimes, people see it firsthand.

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Department of Public Health Issues Warning After 17 Rabid Bats Found in Illinois

Five bats in Will County have tested positive for rabies so far this summer.

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Cicada Killer Wasps' Annual Rampage in Full Swing

It's not just what they do, but how these wasps do it that may send shivers up your spine.

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Caught on Video: Snake Slithers Onto Windshield of Moving Car

What would you do?

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Can You Identify These 15 Birds? Take the Test to Find Out

Birding can be a rewarding experience, but also tricky to get those identifications just right.

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Quiz: How Much Bee Brainpower Do You Have?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge on these very important pollinators.

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It's Prime Time for Snapping Turtles in the Preserves

If you're a big fan of turtles, particularly snapping turtles, it's a great time to head out into the preserves and do a little wildlife spotting.

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Quiz: How Good is Your Great Blue Heron Knowledge?

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of these amazing birds.

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Watch a Bee Complete its Life Cycle in Seconds

We've previously brought you the amazing metamorphosis of Monarch butterflies and now it's time for something just as magical: The life cycle of a bee condensed into 60 seconds.

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Study Shows Squirrels Steal Half of Food Put in Bird Feeders

Squirrels can be relentless when it comes to stealing a meal.

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Squirrel 'Came in Like a Wrecking Ball,' Immediately Regretted It

There's no shortage of videos featuring these furry little critters taking a spin on squirrel-proof feeders, but this one is particularly entertaining.

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Homer Glen Man Checks Pool, Finds 'Thousands' of Tadpoles

We get our fair share of calls about wildlife, but right out of the gate it was clear this wasn't going to be the standard call.

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What Squirrels Did Under the Hood of This Car is Just Plain Nuts

These little critters can make quite a mess and here's the photo to prove it.

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Current Headlines

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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