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Who are we and what exactly do we do?

Visit Lake County is a convention and visitors bureau (CVB), whose mission is, in short, to increase awareness of Lake County, Illinois as a premier tourist destination. This is achieved through the combined efforts of sales and marketing which results in stimulating the local economy through overnight stay revenue, restaurant traffic, retail shopping, local attraction […]

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Getting Fit in the New Year!

Every New Year it seems like most of us have the same resolutions: get fit and eat healthy. Like most people, the way that we try to accomplish our goal of exercising more is by joining a gym. I recently had the opportunity to check out one of our local hidden gem gyms. Most locals […]

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Under a Year Left to Visit Old Mickey Finn’s

If you live in or near Libertyville, chances are that you’ve heard of Mickey Finn’s Brewery. Upon visiting, you would quickly find that this quaint bi-level brewery/restaurant/concert venue has everything you could ask for in a weekend hangout spot. For such a nice and well known local staple, I was surprised to find out that […]

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2013 Polar Bear Plunge in Waukegan

The morning of New Year’s Day is a time when many people sleep in late. Folks may have been celebrating from late night into early morning, staying up until midnight to catch some evening fireworks in person, or perhaps relaxing in a warm home while watching New Year’s Eve holiday specials on television. Any of […]

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New Year's Eve Ideas

Toukie’s New Year’s Eve Beach Party. Ride a wave into the New Year with the only beach party in Northeastern Illinois. The KeyLime Cove package includes an island-inspired suite or stateroom, admission to Lost Paradise Indoor Waterpark, New Year’s Eve dinner buffet, New Year’s Day breakfast buffet and much more! 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee. New […]

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Doomsday in December?

A Doomsday Doubter

By Dobie Maxwell – www.dobiemaxwell.com Well, just as I suspected the world didn’t come to an end on December 21st, 2012. There were a lot of people who thought it might, but I was never one of them. I’ve seen doomsday dates come and go for years, but for some reason they acquire legs and […]

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