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4th of July Fest at Naval Station Great Lakes

2019 Guide to the Fourth of July in Lake County

“Hurrah for the flag of the free. May it wave as our standard forever,” (cue the wicked piccolo solo). You’ll be humming everyone’s favorite Sousa “smash single,” (Stars & Stripes Forever) as you scour through our 2019 guide to the Fourth of July in Lake County.   View this post on Instagram   Got plans tonight? […]

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Things To Do This Weekend May 17-19

The weather’s getting warmer and it’s time to bring windbreakers back in style in this edition of things to do this weekend May 17-19. We’re just two weeks away from the start of Ravinia Festival. Click here to see the schedule in its entirety. There’s still one month left of spring, so party like its […]

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Things To Do This Weekend February 8-10

Load your heart-shaped arrow and take aim at the top things to do this weekend February 8-10 in Lake County. Cupid himself has personally asked us to pass along 34 excellent Valentine’s Day ideas for you and your sweetheart and who are we to turn him down with the big day coming up? Whether it be […]

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Top 10 Holiday Things To Do in Lake County 2018

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Visit Lake County wishes a happy holiday to everyone and we hope to provide you with to unScrooge yourself this holiday season in Lake County. Let’s face it, there are a collection of bah hum-buggers out in the world. Fill yourself up with holiday cheer in Lake […]

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NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES, Ill., -- Rear Adm. Norman R. Hayes, Director, National Security Operations Center, National Security Agency, talks with recruits at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Feb. 13 following a capping ceremony at Battle Stations 21. Battle Stations 21 is held entirely on USS Trayer (BST 21), an Arleigh Burke-Class destroyer simulator. Battle Stations 21 is the culmination of all training received at the Navy’s only boot camp. It is a grueling 12-hour test, now held entirely in Trayer, of a recruit’s skills in several shipboard evolutions, including fighting fires and stopping floods. It is also the final evolution that marks the recruit’s final rite of passage into the Navy. Hayes was also the reviewing officer for graduation at RTC, the Navy’s only boot camp. Official U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom, Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs Office. (RELEASED)

Veterans Day in Lake County 2018

Lake County is no stranger to the sacrifices of those in service. As home to the only remaining naval base,  in the country, Naval Station Great Lakes, we are proud to support the efforts of all of those in uniform. To all of those that have been a member of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air […]

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Things To Do This Weekend October 12-14

Friend: “What are you? Chicken?” Me:   From ghost to ghouls, and thrills to festivities, Lake County is home to some of the best autumnal offerings in the area. The top things to do this weekend October 12-14 are absolutely no exception. Are you into haunted attractions? We have them » How about pumpkin picking? […]

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