Cook Co. 2010 picnic permits available

January 4, 2010 6:40:14 AM PST
The forest preserve district for Cook County started issuing 2010 picnic permits Monday morning.Starting at 8 a.m., people can purchase them online or at the district's general headquarters at 536 North Harlem Avenue in River Forest.

Typically, nearly 10 percent of the total picnic permits sold for the year are sold on the first day.

About 60 percent of those permits sold annually are purchased online.