A jogger uses a trail in the Busse Woods, one of 22 Cook County Forest Preserves [Facebook/Forest Preserve District of Cook County]

Cook County commissioners are poised on Tuesday to pass a $134 million budget for the county’s Forest Preserve District that manages to avoid layoffs, permanent closures or significant tax increases. But a longer-term crisis looms on the horizon if the county does not come up with more money soon for the network of public lands, district leaders say.

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