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Cook County Forest Preserve

Cook County Employee Arrested For Growing Pot Near Subsidized Home

Posted 11.24.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County Forest Preserve "resident watchman" has been arrested and charged with growing marijuana. Cynthia Wojtanowski, 45, and her boyfriend ...

Pregnant Teen Found Strangled In County Forest Preserve

Posted 06.27.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: A "person of interest" was in Cook County Sheriff's police custody as of Wednesday afternoon. The sheriff's office said in a statement that th...

Report: Sex, Booze, Sleeping On The Job At Cook County Water Parks

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.26.2011 | Chicago

A mini-water park run by the Cook County Forest Preserve allegedly became a personal playground for staffers who boozed it up, had sex or just napped ...

Toni Preckwinkle Pushes Raise For Campaign Contributor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Toni Preckwinkle won election to the office of Cook County Board President with a sweeping victory. After years of alleged corruption by outgoing Pres...

2,000 Pot Plants Burned, Two Men Arrested In Forest Preserve Bust

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you were driving through Orland Park on Friday night, you might have smelled a distinctly acrid odor in the air. That would have been the smell of ...

Pottowatomi Chief's Descendants Claim Land 'Stolen' By Cook County

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A quartzite boulder marks Pottowatomi Chief Alexander Robinson's grave near Lawrence and East River Road. The marker lies in a tiny clearing on two sq...

Sources: Stroger Fires 3 For Lack Of Support

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With the Democratic primary looming, County Board President Todd Stroger has fired three Forest Preserve District employees because they were not supp...

Parents Of TV Host Garrard McClendon Shot Dead

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The investigation of the slaying of a CLTV host's parents has shifted from the south suburban forest preserve where they were found to their Indiana h...

Patronage Workers Donate To Stroger, Get Hefty Raises

Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association | CHRIS FUSCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Patronage workers with the Cook County Forest Preserve District are seeing more green these days -- in their paychecks....

Nearly $2.5 Million Worth Of Pot Torched By Authorities (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly $2.5 million worth of marijuana went up in smoke Wednesday when Cook County Forest Preserve police and DEA agents set fire to a cache of plants...

County Spending $1.6M To Advertise Forest Preserve

Chicago Sun-Times | CHRIS FUSCO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Can't afford to hold on to your gym membership anymore because of a pay cut? Looking for a really cheap way to do something healthy on those unpaid fu...

Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider Could Net Millions In Deal With County

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider and his family are in line to get much geld -- by one count, as much as $11 million -- in a property deal with ...

City Golf Courses To Get Facelifts Under New Deal

Chicago Sun-Times | Andrew Herrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Duffers are being promised better city golf courses under a new contract OKd Wednesday by the Chicago Park District board. The six courses, two minia...

City Golf Courses: Whaddya Expect?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Some years ago a friend of mine, a weary veteran of Trying to Do Things in Chicago, was working with the city on a building project, and boxing with the usual shadows. He told me something that stuck with me.