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New Better Normal
Mayslake Forest Preserve
May 14, 2021

New Better Normal

It’s been a long 14 months. For some of us it has been a period of deep loss. If you are among those who had COVID, or who lost someone dear to you to the pandemic, our hearts are with you. And with

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Stuck in COVID Doldrums? Grab Some Loppers.
Restoration work at Zoo Woods
May 14, 2021

Stuck in COVID Doldrums? Grab Some Loppers.

Yesterday, I spent the morning volunteering with a spunky group of mostly elders in Zoo Woods, one of the Cook County Forest Preserves in the western suburbs. Our task for the morning was to cut down an area of buckthorn that had been

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A Conversation with Lawrence Hall’s Kara Teeple
Canine therapy at Lawrence Hall.
Apr 6, 2021

A Conversation with Lawrence Hall’s Kara Teeple

On March 26th, Kara Teeple, CEO of Lawrence Hall, spoke with Molly Truglia, Program Associate of Christopher Family Foundation, to talk about expressive therapies, restorative justice, and planting seeds that grow later. Molly: For our young people, this past year has been like

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