Cook County Commish Tim Schneider: Time for a canoe ride‏

From the office of Cook County Commissioner Timothy O Schneider…

Canoe On Busse Lake

Saturday August 27 from 10am - 1pm the Friends of Busse Woods will be hosting a canoeing outing within Busse Lake. This event is open to anybody who would like to participate. The canoes can be rented from the Boat Rental Facility within Busse Woods and are $30 for the day. The route will take canoers north of Higgins Rd into the nature preserve where multiple types of birds including cormorants and great blue herons can be seen. You are welcome to show up the day of, but if you are planning on coming please RSVP.


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Brookfield Zoo

On August 19th, join the Brookfield Zoo staff for A Night in the Wild. Take a ride on the motor safari, and then enjoy dinner under the stars. Learn more here.

Prescription Drug Take Back and Recycling Program

Do you have old prescriptions, electronics, car batteries, gently used clothing, and paper cluttering up your place?

Bring them to the Hanover Township Building on Saturday, August 13th from 8am – 1pm and recycle them at no cost. The Cook County Department of Environmental Control and Hanover Township are sponsoring a Free Recycling Extravaganza and Prescription Take-back event.

The event will be held at the Hanover Township Building at 250 S Route 59 in Bartlett, IL. Learn more here.

Organ and Tissue Donation

Are you an organ and tissue donor? You can now sign up to give the gift of life online. Take a look at and sign up today.

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