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Senior Citizen & Senior Freeze Exemptions

Attention all senior citizens! The application deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and the Senior Freeze Exemption have been extended to March 1, 2017. A more detailed explanation of the extension can be found here. You can also download the Senior Citizen Exemption form or the Senior Freeze Exemption form.

 

Upcoming Special Events in the Forest Preserves

Check out some of the great upcoming events in the Cook County Forest Preserves:

February 11 – March 26
Daily
10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
The Orchid Show at the  Regenstein Center, Chicago Botanic Garden
More than 10,000 orchids will fill the Galleries and Greenhouses of the Regenstein Center, interspersed
with displays that provide little-known facts about this fascinating plant. This year’s Show, “Orchids in
Vogue” looks at the influence orchids have had on popular culture – in fashion, media, connoisseurship,
design, and more. Fee applies.
February 11
Saturday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Winter Exploration Days at Thatcher Woods, River Forest
Get out to your local Forest Preserve and explore the natural beauty of winter! Each special event offers
activities to prepare you for a delightful winter time experience. Learn how to navigate using new-found
orienteering skills, create snowshoes and backpacks from natural materials and track animals that make
the Preserves their home during winter. Snowshoeing and sledding will be available, should weather
conditions permit. Please join us for one or all events! For further details call 708-386-4042.
February  11
Saturday
7:00 p.m.
Conservation @ Home: Building a Bird Garden at River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook
University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalists will share their experience of designing, planting and
caring for two gardens built for the birds.
February 12
Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FREEze Day at Brookfield Zoo
Enjoy free admission to the Zoo and join the Green Valley Dog Drivers for dogsled demonstrations, sled runs, and other winter animal fun!

 

 

Veterans Day Celebration at Brookfield Zoo

Honor the brave women and men who have proudly servbrookfield-zoo-posted our nation at Brookfield Zoo’s
Veterans Day Celebration! Taking place on Friday, November 11 at the Discovery Center from 11 -2, the celebration will include a display of Military Memorabilia, a performance by the Legacy Girls and much more. Admission to the zoo will be FREE for all guests, though parking fees still apply. Visit https://www.czs.org/VeteransDay for more!

 

Quentin Road Study

Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, November 15 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. to examine potential improvements to Quentin RhwyCnstrctnHorseoad from Dundee Road to Lake Cook Road. This informational meeting will present that project’s purpose and need statement, as well as introduce the alternative analysis results. Interested parties are welcome to ask questions and leave comments.

The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn Express Chicago-Palatine/N Arlington Heights (1550 E Dundee Road). For more visit https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/transportation-projects

 

Maine-Northfield Unincorporated Area Plan

Residents, business owners and unincorporatednw_cook_studyarea_finalall other interested stakeholders in the Maine-Northfield Unincorporated Area are invited to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, November 15 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the C
rowley Park Field House (749 Huber Lane). Attendees will be about to share ideas, leave comments and discuss the future of the Maine-Northfield Area. For more information, visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/programs-and-resources/lta/maine-northfield.