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Jan. 3 is opening day for Cook County Forest Preserves picnic permits, camping reservations

Online and in-person permit sales for 2017 for Cook County Forest Preserves picnic permits and camping reservations will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Information about the forest preserves and online registration information is at fpdcc.com/permits.

In-person applicants can start a line at forest preserves headquarters, 536 N. Harlem in River Forest, at 7 a.m. Applicants must have a valid state identification card or driver's license. Accepted payment methods for permits are cash, check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

Permits will also be . . .

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