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Beaver skull showing large incisors.
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Explore Outdoors at Crabtree Nature Preserve

To help celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside month, Citizens for Conservation was one of many organizations that took part in Explore Outdoors at … Read more ›

A lifeguard watches over swimmers at 63rd Street Beach in Chicago on Tuesday. State guidelines say where lifeguards are required, there must be a minimum of one per 100 bathers or 2,000 square feet of water surface area. ( Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune / June 17, 2012 )

Lifeguard on duty: Swim at your own risk

Lifeguards at Pioneer Park pool in Arlington Heights always have to be on alert — for swimmers in trouble, but also for the lifeguard certification … Read more ›

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Celebrate the special occasions in life with an equally special portrait

Births, birthdays, graduations, weddings and more: these are some of the signposts of life that deserve to be celebrated and preserved with photography. They tell … Read more ›

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Spring Grove portrait photographer says senior students want more creativity

Things change. Teenagers don’t listen to the same music their parents did, nor would anyone expect them to. Students considering their senior portraits, generally those … Read more ›

CFC-owned wetland at Flint Creek Savanna. Photo courtesy of Bob Lee.
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Citizens for Conservation presents a Leave No Child Inside class

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with Naturalist April Anderson exploring Citizens for Conservation-owned Flint Creek Savanna’s wetland area while learning about the importance of … Read more ›

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World class portrait photographer takes her expertise out to the barn for limited edition opportunities

Where many of the portraits created by world-class portrait photographer Audrey Wancket give the impression of fine oil paintings, when she takes her camera outside, … Read more ›

Playing bug bingo! Photo courtesy of Marcy Trojak.
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What was all the buzz about?

The sun shone brightly, and the threat of a morning storm never materialized last Saturday as Creepy Crawler class attendees hiked through Citizens for Conservation-owned … Read more ›

Miss Illinois 2011, Hannah Smith, visits with some of the participants
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“Move for the Kids 5K Run/Walk”

Miss Illinois 2011 Hannah Smith’s yearlong tour of the state of Illinois brought her back to downtown Chicago for an appearance at the new Ann … Read more ›

Photo Courtesy of Gregory Slayton
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Bobblehead Dad: Be a Better Dad Today

Not a day goes by that I don't get to hang out with a dad who inspires me. Yesterday, I was able to spend some … Read more ›

The Care of Trees provided tree climbing. Photo courtesy of Tom Benjamin.
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The first annual Barrington Area KidFest a huge success!

To celebrate June as Leave No Child Inside month, the 1st annual Barrington Area Kid Fest – a fun-filled event combining the 11th annual Community … Read more ›