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Elisha P. Ferry

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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Unique and Independent Movie Theatre Experiences

The weather outside is frightful.  So head to a local movie theatre to see some new releases, or some of the movies that you’ve been meaning to see for awhile now – before they’re gone!  Going to an independent movie theatre means that you’re helping to support local businesses in Lake County, and it’s usually […]

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Photo by Tom Holoubek

Chain O'Lakes: Boating Article by Paul Anthony Arco

Charting a Course for Summer Fun Boasting 15 lakes, 45 miles of riverfront, nearly 30,000 weekend boaters and a lively Prohibition history, this area between McHenry and Lake counties is one of the busiest boating destinations in the country. Story by Paul Anthony Arco, senior staff writer; Photos by Tom Holoubek Summertime means many things: […]

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A Real Life Civil War Experience in Lake County

This weekend is the 23rd Annual Civil War Days Encampment at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda! Lakewood Forest Preserve, At the corner of Rte. 176 & Fairfield Rd., Wauconda Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Prices:  Adult:$10, Kids 4-17: $5 We all have our favorite Kid-Tivities, and outdoor adventures […]

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