Open House Tuesday on proposed expansion of Fort Sheridan National Cemetery

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An open house regarding the proposed expansion of Fort Sheridan National Cemetery will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, 878 Lyster Road in Highwood.

The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration and Lake County Forest Preserve District will provide information regarding the VA’s request to transfer 4.7 acres of Forest Preserve property to expand the cemetery and installing columbaria, which are used for above ground burial of cremated remains.

An exhibit board will explain the plan and representatives from the VA, NCA and Forest Reserve District will be available to answer questions. Those who cannot attend can view the plan and submit comments until May 6. Visit https://www.lcfpd.org/fort-sheridan-national-cemetery/ for more information.

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