Forest preserve pools open after reforms

June 17, 2011 2:47:52 PM PDT
The Cook County Forest Preserve pools are open for the summer as sweeping reform measures are implemented.

Cook County officials announced the openings of the county's three pools Friday at the Cermak Aquatic Center in southwest suburban Lyons.

In March, a report found that same center's employee's had been skimming money and engaging in abusive behavior. Since then, disciplinary action was taken, the pools have been staffed with highly trained personnel and equipped with surveillance, and financial accounting systems to prevent future misconduct.

To celebrate the opening season, admission to the pools will be free both this Saturday and Sunday.