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Growing the Forest Preserves

The Forest Preserves of Cook County recently acquired a 397-acre equestrian estate in Barrington Hills known as Horizon Farms, bringing its total land holdings to 69,123 acres.

Horizon Farms is the single largest tract purchased by the Forest Preserves in a single transaction since 1968. Continue reading “Growing the Forest Preserves” »

 

2014 Cook County Rabies Vaccination Clinics

A&R Dog

The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control has released its 2014 schedule for Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics, which includes several locations in and around the 14th District.  These clinics offer affordable rabies vaccinations to Cook County residents–rabies vaccines cost $7 for one year or $21 for three years.  Pet owners can also have their pets micro-chipped for $10 (this does not include the national registration fee).

Locations that are closest to the 14th District include the following:

  • Tuesday, June 24th at Jewel (45 S. Plum Grove) in Palatine
  • Wednesday, July 9th at Morton Grove Community Center (6140 Dempster)
  • Wednesday, July 23rd at Oak Leaf Commons (1500 Lee Street) in Des Plaines
  • Tuesday, September 9th at Jewel (1340 Patriot Blvd) in Glenview
  • Tuesday, September 30th at Jewel (1485 Palatine Road) in Hoffman Estates
  • Wednesday, October 1st at Highway Building Garage 34 (1 Illinois Blvd) in Hoffman Estates

Events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and are weather-permitting.  A complete schedule can be downloaded from the Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control website.

 

Representing the 14th District

Thank you for your interest in learning about how I am representing you, your family, and neighbors on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

My mission is to professionalize, modernize and privatize Cook County government while providing efficient, effective, economical and compassionate management of County business.

-Gregg Goslin

 

Unsung Heroine Award

In observance of Women’s History Month, the Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues honors remarkable women for vital contributions to their communities.

We are proud to announce Courtney Renwick as the 2014 recipient of the Cook County Unsung Heroine Award for the 14th District. Courtney has served her community through local organizations including the Palatine Opportunity Center and Elk Grove Township Youth Services. Continue reading “Unsung Heroine Award” »

 

Paid Summer Opportunity in the Forest Preserves

Friends of the Forest Preserves is once again offering a paid summer high school program in the Forest Preserves of Cook County.   The Chicago Conservation Leadership Program is a paid summer internship program for high school students.  The internship is a 6-week program that includes a stipend. Students learn about local ecology and get their hands dirty working on conservation projects.

The Friends of the Forest Preserves is now accepting applications for crew members and for adult leaders.  The application deadline is April 16, 2013.

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