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Independence Grove by Abhesspsa N.

Lush green woods all around, fresh pollution-free air, children and adults both alike enjoying a kayaking expedition in the undisturbed water of a lake. All of this can be found at Independence Grove, a natural forest preserve located at 16400 W. Buckley Road in Libertyville, Illinois. It’s time to free yourself of the city’s commotion […]

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Lake County Fair Time!

   Just when we all think the world is a big fat flaming mess – and it is – along comes a county fair to cheer everybody up! If there’s a bigger, better or more bucolic bang for an entertainment buck, I sure haven’t discovered it – and believe me I’ve tried. The Lake County […]

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Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark

Keylime Cove Waterpark Resort

Last week I got the opportunity to tour the Keylime Cove Resort in Gurnee for the first time.  I was extremely impressed with all the amenities the resort had and I left wishing the resort had been around when I was a kid. Growing up my family would often take an annual trip to the […]

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How Hot WAS It?

This is an open letter to all the potential pranksters, jokesters, quipsters, jesters, wisenheimers, smarty pantsers, cut ups, clowns, kidders, wits, wags, wackadoos, buffoons and goofs that insist on asking everyone they see anywhere “Hey, is it hot enough for ya?” You are all being warned. I think it’s safe to say I can speak […]

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