Camp Shabonna Opens in South Holland

The first season of camping in Cook County begins on Friday, May 22, 2015, with the opening of Camp Shabbona Woods in South Holland, the first of five new or renovated campgrounds being introduced by the Forest Preserves of Cook County.  This weekend marks the first time in decades that families and individuals can join organized groups in camping overnight in the Forest Preserves.

Judy Saslow to retire close namesake River North gallery

It was announced today that veteran Chicago art authority Judy Saslow will retire and close her River North gallery by the end of August 2015. When the Judy A Saslow Gallery opened 20 years ago, the Gallery focused exclusively on art created by self-taught (‘outsider’) artists from Europe that were otherwise not represented in the River North district. Works by the American outsider artists followed, augmented later by contemporary art.  

Teamed Up to Prevent Drowning

The American Red Cross, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Illinois Association of Park Districts held a press conference on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Springfield Elks Lodge #158, 409 East Lake Shore Drive to raise awareness about water safety this Memorial Day weekend and year round.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks.

Regina Taylor Launches New Website

Goodman Theatre and Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor unite Chicago communities through art and technology with the new play, stop. reset., which explores the intersection of race, class, sex and gender and the tensions between old ways and new digital-driven ways.

Medical Internships Abroad Gaining Popularity Among Students

As students across North America prepare for a busy summer, Projects Abroad is pleased to report that internship programs in the field of Medicine & Healthcare are becoming increasingly popular, especially among pre-med and high school students.

Peregrine Falcon Egg Hatches; Chesapeake Conservancy Webcam

Breaking News! And now there are three! Boh & Barb welcomed their third and final eyas this season last night on the 33rd floor of the Transamerica Building in downtown Baltimore.  Check out the action on our webcam at 

Bike Rental Program Coming to Forest Preserves of Cook County

Visitors to the Forest Preserves of Cook County will soon have the option to rent bicycles and quadcycles, or four wheeled bikes for groups. The Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a contract with Bike and Roll, a bike rental company that will begin installing bike rental docking stations this summer.

Forest Preserves of Cook County Approves Land Purchase in Barrington Hills

The Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners today approved a request to purchase a 24-acre parcel of land in Barrington Hills located at 165 Algonquin Road.  The parcel will provide a greenway connection from the Forest Preserve’s Spring Lake Preserve, one of the Forest Preserve’s finest natural area properties, to the 400-acre Horizon Farms property, acquired in 2014.

Broadway In Chicago Finalists Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce the twenty-four finalists for the fourth annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. The finalists (12 young actors and 12 young actresses) have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) on Monday, June 1, 2015.


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