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Kim Mikus Croke, Communications Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, email


 

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We host two blogs, written by our professional staff, to help you learn about Lake County Nature and Lake County History.

 
 
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Jun 02, 2021 09:41 AM

Summer Concerts at Independence Grove

Music lovers, dance lovers, outdoor lovers, get ready for award-winning performers playing under the stars at the annual Events in the Plaza music series at Independence Grove.

 
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Jun 01, 2021 11:15 PM

Gospelfest at Greenbelt Cultural Center, July 25

This year's event features powerhouse vocalist Tina Jenkins Crawley performing live. FREE. Arrive early, seating is limited. Free. Arrive early, seating is limited.

 
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May 29, 2021 03:39 PM

Now Open! Enjoy Local Craft Brews and Scenic Lake Views

We're excited to announce the opening of the new outdoor Beer Garden at Independence Grove, starting this Saturday, May 29. The Beer Garden features a variety of local craft brews on tap, and packaged snacks and other beverages.

 
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May 18, 2021 05:00 PM

Subscribe to DunnTV on YouTube

The new channel features videos about the Dunn Museum's collections, exhibits, programming, Lake County history, and other information.

 
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May 18, 2021 08:55 AM

Saying Goodbye to Our Education Red-Tailed Hawk

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our resident education red-tailed hawk, who passed on May 7, 2021. She was one of the oldest red-tailed hawks on record and a true education ambassador.

 
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Apr 28, 2021 12:53 PM

AAA Bond Rating Awarded

We've been awarded the AAA bond rating by Moody’s Investors Service, the highest rating possible, in recognition of our strong long-term financial planning.

 
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Apr 09, 2021 06:00 PM

Great News!

Picnic shelter reservations for 2021 will begin on Thursday, April 29 at 10 am. Due to COVID-19, maximum capacity is limited to 100 people. Groups may not exceed a shelter's posted capacity.

 
 
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