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  • Volunteer, learn and play through The Forest Preserves of Cook County

    Cindy Novak

    The Forest Preserves of Cook County offers numerous volunteer, educational and recreational opportunities: Volunteer opportunities Experience the transition from fall to winter. Consider volunteering in the Forest Preserves of Cook County. There are opportunities throughout the county for people of all ages and experience levels.  See the details. Nov. 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m.: Camping 101 for Read More

  • How Play in Nature Feeds Our Spirits and Improves Health

    Kirsten Peachey

    How Play in Nature Feeds our Spirits and Improves Health by Jessica Palys French Jesuit and scientist Pierre Tielhard de Chardin once said, “Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.” But busy lives and faithful devotion tend towards seriousness and stress rather than the playfulness that opens us up to easy laughter Read More

  • Mere Words or Truths?

    Joseph Harrington

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. I have been and remain troubled by what seems like an uptick in the spate of deaths involving uniformed police Read More

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