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Un-BEAR-able

One of the most difficult things I’ve ever done was moving from my home town of Milwaukee to Chicago in 1984 to pursue my dream of being a full time comedian. In retrospect it was totally the right decision, but at the time it was downright frightening. Chicago is the dreaded enemy to Wisconsinites for […]

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Tourism in Lake County Generates $1.1 Billion

Visitor spending in Lake County set a new record in 2011 generating $1.13 billion dollars in travel expenditures – a 6.6% increase over 2010, according to figures released by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Office of Tourism. “We are thrilled to reach this huge milestone of over $1 billion for the […]

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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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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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