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Lake County’s Top 10 Things To Do in September

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.” – said author Robert Finch. Fall doesn’t technically start until September 22, but […]

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Labor Day Weekend in Lake County 2018

Hooray for Labor Day weekend in Lake County: everyone’s favorite Monday of the year! Here’s a little bit of history behind the national ‘take it easy’ day. The inception of the Labor Day idea was in 1885. The first state to introduce the bill was New York, but Oregon passed it first on February 21, 1887. The emphasis […]

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Top 10 Things To Do in August 2018

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” – Billy Shakes (or William Shakespeare if you’re looking for a government name source). Are we past the summer’s midway point? Not entirely, but August is jam-packed full of splendid warm season events for you and the family to put on the docket. The festivals reign supreme in […]

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Happy Birthday Mr.President! Abe Lincoln Turns 205 Today

Happy Birthday Abe!  Today, Abraham Lincoln turns 205. Abraham Lincoln is an historical icon, known the world over for freeing the slaves during his term as America’s 16th President.  But did you know that Lake County and Lincoln have history too? Born in Hardin County, Kentucky, and later relocating with his family to Springfield, Lincoln […]

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Abraham Lincoln in Lake County

Starting last Saturday, The Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America Exhibit opened its doors at The Grayslake Heritage Center for the final of only eleven stops across the country. This nationally traveling exhibition features reproductions of famous Lincoln possessions, including his surveying instruments and the gloves he wore the night he was assassinated. Unfortunately, I missed […]

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Weekend Watch: Visit Lake County’s Weekend Activities

Explore the Story of Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral Train. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, Charlie Banks from the Lake County Civil War Roundtable will present a lecture with images about Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train. This program will mark the end of the “All Aboard! A History of Railroads in Grayslake” exhibition, while transitioning into […]

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