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Family walking in snow at Forest Preserves

On the 11th Day of Christmas Lake County gave to me: Oh What Fun it is to Ride! Sledding and More Winter Fun

Information from Lake County Forest Preserve Before heading out to a Lake County Forest Preserve location for a winter hike or a twirl on the ice, call our 24-hour winter sports hotline at 847.968.3235. A recorded message conveys current trail and ice conditions for sledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and ice skating. Take an […]

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A group of roller coaster fans from around the Chicago area take a construction tour of Goliath, the 180-foot wooden coaster that is taking shape on the site of the vacated Iron Wolf. As of the Dec. 9 tour, the project was reported to be about 10 percent complete. | Dan Moran/Sun-Times Media

Six Flags’ Goliath coaster construction pushes forward in cold weather By: Dan Moran, Sun Times Media

Padding through December’s first snowfall, roller coaster enthusiasts from around the Chicago area were dreaming of Memorial Day as they looked out at the first evidence of what will be Goliath, the new wooden coaster under construction at Six Flags Great America. “Great America-wise, there’s nothing here that’s going to be like it, I’ll tell […]

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Photo by Yun Chen

Beautiful Winter Photos

It’s amazing how quickly fall turns to winter in Lake County.  Although we’ll probably get a few more fall days before winter really sets in, our first snowfall transformed everything around us into a winter wonderland, and you can’t help but admit that it’s beautiful. Cold… but beautiful.  Here’s a collection of photos from the […]

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Miles and miles of barrels and barrels...

Roll Out The Barrels!

 By Dobie Maxwell – www.dobiemaxwell.com    Here we go again. Traffic season has changed from one of only two options around these parts – from winter to construction – and I can’t decide which is worse. Is it trying to pass an 18 wheel slush launcher on the left in an unplowed lane, or getting […]

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A Lake County Winter Wonderland

We finally received our ‘big’ snowstorm this winter. Looking at the snow as I shoveled last night, I have to admit it does look beautiful on the ground and trees. I especially can not wait to go sledding or cross-county skiing this weekend at our Lake County Forest Preserves. Thank you to everyone who submitted […]

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Knowin' In The Wind

By Dobie Maxwell – www.dobiemaxwell.com    Yesterday evening right after a delicious dinner – probably about 6:30ish or so – I unmistakably ‘felt it’. I hoped it wasn’t what I’d thought it was, but there was no doubt. As soon as I felt it, I knew exactly what it was and my blood ran cold. […]

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