Scenes from the natural wonders of suburban Chicagoland (Jay Readey/H-F Chronicle)
Opinion

H-F nestled in Chicago’s green playground

Jay Ready

When was the last time you were completely lost in the woods? Enveloped by trees and the sounds of birds? The amazing thing is how easy it is to do in Cook County, the seat of the world’s next MegaCity –you guessed it, Chicago, the next global metropolitan area to cross the 10 million mark for population.

With 70,000 acres preserved, the Cook County Forest Preserves are one of the largest systems of metropolitan preserved nature in the world. And, with those 70,000 acres . . .

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