Friday, February 15, 2013
Scouts are invited to participate in a program Feb. 24 that will be not only sweet, but also help them earn scouting badges.
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Friday, February 15
From The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Nature is sweet at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook, and Boy and Girl Scouts are invited to join a special event that’s all about maple syrup. The program, “Scouts, Get Sticky!,” Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will show scouts how to make maple syrup from start to finish. They’ll learn about the parts of a tree and the importance of tree sap, hear who first discovered how to make syrup and much more. Children ages 5 to 17 are welcome to join, and all participants will receive a one-of-a-kind Fullersburg Woods maple syrup patch. The program meets some requirements of the Legacy Tree badge for Cadette Girl Scouts and the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will hold its hike for adults on Feb. 9 at Fullersburg Woods. Registration is required.
Thursday, January 31
Love is in the air. For the outdoorsy lovebirds out there, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has romantic evening planned in advance of Valentine’s Day. The forest preserve district is hosting its Valentine’s Day tradition, the “Romantic Night Hike” at the Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook. The hike will be held Feb. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Couples, who register, will be invited to stroll along lantern-lit paths that meander through the woods, while enjoying the sound of burbling water as the Salt Creek passes under the scenic bridges, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. In addition, there will be hot chocolate and at the end of the trail there will be a fire for roasting marshmallows and…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
During autumn, when deer are breeding, it is the time when the risk of accidents with deer are most common.
From the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Drivers are urged to slow down and stay alert to avoid deer-vehicle collisions. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, collisions involving deer during 2011 caused injuries to 613 individuals and killed six people in the state. While these figures reflect the continuing overall decline of such accidents in recent years, they illustrate the ongoing dangers that motorists face. Accidents can occur at any time of the year, but autumn — when deer are breeding, or “in rut” — is the most dangerous. As deer search for mates, their activity levels increase, and they move more frequently. Collisions usually occur as deer cross roadways to reach other habitat. Drivers should watch …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The FBI has joined an investigation of contracts that allegedly benefited two former DuPage Forest Preserve District employees, the Better Government Association and Daily Herald report.
The FBI is investigating allegations that Forest Preserve District of DuPage County contracts went toward a Chicago-based technology firm Alamach Technologies Inc., benefitting two former district employees, according to the Daily Herald and Better Government Association. The former employees worked in the district's Information Technology department. The district announced in November that two administrative employees were suspended without pay for "possible misuse of taxpayer funds and/or resources." District officials said in November they had no further comment while authorities reviewed the issue. One of the employees resigned Nov. 7 and the other was terminated Nov. 15. Between November 2009 and October 2011, the district paid …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Free family-friendly event takes place this Saturday at St. James Forest Preserve in Warrenville from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial Day weekend is a perfect time to enjoy the warm weather and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has a great opportunity for locals to do so this Saturday. St. James Forest Preserve in Warrenville will be holding Family Field Day, a celebration of the preserve’s equestrian and agrarian history on May 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free family-friendly event will provide plenty of activities including riding demonstrations held by the Equestrian Fiesta Troupe and Midwest Renegades, along with pony rides for children 12 and under. Hay-filled wagon rides as well as archery and fishing will be taking place throughout the day. Located on a working farm, St. James Forest Preserve is home to a number of historic buildings, which …
Friday, November 18, 2011
The results of an external investigation will be turned over to the DuPage County State's Attorney Office.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County announced Friday in a statement on the district's website that two administrative employees were suspended without pay for a possible misuse of taxpayer funds and/or resources. The suspensions came after the district hired an external expert who examined the situation, according to the statement. One of the employees resigned Nov. 7. The other was terminated on Nov. 15. The district is not identifying them at this time. Based on the external expert's findings, the statement said, the matter is being referred to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office for further review. District officials said they will have no further comment while the matter is reviewed by law enforcement.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Research into controversial issues and changes in state law that helps the public get information are cited as reasons for soaring number of FOIA filings.
UPDATED: Mar. 30, 10: 45 a.m. The Peoria Journal Star published this editorial addressing a Senate bill that may put a defitinition on FOIA 'pests,' and sets longer response periods for government bodies. What do you think? The Village of Lisle received more Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests in 2010 than in any other year. But changes to state FOIA law being floated in DuPage County and the village's denial of some requests are making local government transparency a hot-button issue. According to Lisle FOIA officer Kristine Curran, approximately 555 FOIA requests were submitted to the village in 2010. Curran said it’s an all-time high up from approximately 456 in 2009, the number of which is partially due to the 90 requests for …