WBEZ Feature: Who Created the Cook County Forest Preserves?

The Cook County Forest Preserves comprise 69,000-plus acres. WBEZ asks: Whose foresight was it?
Deer Grove

The open space and wide skies of Deer Creek Forest Preserve.

In this Curious City feature from WBEZ 91.5 Chicago, we found out who had the vision to set aside more than 69,000 acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands around the Chicago area. Collectively, they are known as the Cook County Forest Preserves, and they have a rich history.