Category: Cook County Forest Preserve News

Photo Contest: Forest Preserve District of Cook County Wants Your Pics

Got any photos of landscapes, flora, fauna, or your idiot friends hanging out at a Cook County Forest Preserve? The FPDCC is hosting their first-ever photo contest, and all you have to do is submit your pics to their Flickr page between now and next Monday, September 10. Make sure your photos are at least... Read more »

Drought Brings Deadly Deer Virus to Chicago for the First Time

It sounds like something from a horror film. Thousands of diseased white-tailed deer carcasses are cropping up across the Upper Midwest. Typically, the virus responsible only affects deer in the Southeast, but this summer’s relentless drought may be responsible for the outbreaks in Indiana, Michigan, and now Northern Illinois, at least 100 confirmed cases in Cook County alone, and... Read more »