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Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve lake

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning honored the Lake County Forest Preserve District through its Regional Excellence Awards program during the inaugural State of the Region event on October 7 for its collaborative work on a $9.7 million project to expand the Buffalo Creek Reservoir and increase the region’s resiliency against flooding.

The Visionary Leader Award winners were Dr. Brian Sager, former mayor of Woodstock, and Allison Swisher, director of public utilities for Joliet. The Partners for Progress Award Winner was the village of Bedford Park. The Equity with Impact Award winner was Austin Coming Together, a community organization.
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