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Forest Preserve

Forest Preserve hopes to use 100th anniversary as publicity springboard

Arnold Randall, superintendent of the Cook County Forest Preserve District, basked in the afterglow on Tuesday of the district’s 100th anniversary celebration, which took place at the Chicago Cultural Center last week. Some members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, though, questioned whether Randall has maximized publicity for the Forest Preserve.

County Forest Preserve leases its land for farming

The Cook County Forest Preserve District Board of Commissioners approved leases Tuesday for 1,500 acres of county land for farming uses.

That acreage is spread out between 13 forest preserve sites throughout the county. The sites range in size from a 486-acre parcel in the Janura Preserve just west of Hoffman Estates to 25-acres of land in at Tampier Lake.