Cook County Forest Preserve head hopes to lead district out of the woods

October 17, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Arnold Randall is the general superintendent of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

The Cook County Forest Preserve includes 68,000 acres of public prairies, forests and wetlands. Depending on the location, visitors can do many things in the preserves, from horseback riding to bird watching. But an independent audit that was released last week revealed some serious problems at the Forest Preserve District. Many of the district’s more than 400 employees reported issues ranging from outdated technology to safety concerns. Cook County Forest Preserve General Superintendent Arnold Randall discussed the findings with Eight Forty-Eight.

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