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Things to do this Weekend May 13-15

Why doesn’t Mother Nature want to agree with us yet? It’s almost like we get every season every other day. Sunday was at least perfect for Mother’s Day. If you’re a Cubs fan, winning nine of the last 10 is pretty impressive. If you’re a White Sox fan, this was probably an unimaginable start. As […]

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2016 Readers’ Choice Daily Herald Top Picks of Lake County

The Daily Herald recently released their annual Readers’ Choice Top Picks, and Lake County is represented well. Many different restaurants, venues, trails and a slew of other categories received accolades in this edition. Some of the big winners included Village Tavern in Long Grove, Austin’s in Libertyville, Primo in Gurnee and the Village of Wauconda […]

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Earth Day in Lake County

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better,” said Albert Einstein. “Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its […]

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Guide to Lake County Forest Preserves

Don’t worry. If you’ve seen The Revenant, there are no bears around in Lake County. No matter the season, we enjoy the fruits of what Mother Nature gave us in Lake County: The tall trees, the winding trails, the serene rivers and lakes, the critters (including the beavers!) and the picturesque plant life. Lake County […]

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Things to do this Weekend March 25-27

Easter, March Madness and Family sounds like a fantastic weekend to me. Plus some of the kiddies in Lake County are approaching their spring break, while some are sadly ending. See what you can do during Spring Break with your youngsters. Check out and see what things to do this weekend March 25-27 in Lake […]

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2016 Spring Guide: Spring has Arrived in Lake County

That winter was nuthin! Didn’t have much snow, didn’t have much cold. Like the three little bears would eloquently put it, this winter (or porridge) was just right. Well winters over and we look forward to warm weather. Spring brings things like warmer weather, melted snow and a slew of Lake County activities to experience. […]

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