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Kim Mikus Croke, Communications Specialist, office 847-968-3202, cell 224-244-0583, email
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Jun 02, 2021 09:41 AM
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.
Jun 01, 2021 11:15 PM
This year's event features powerhouse vocalist Tina Jenkins Crawley performing live. FREE. Arrive early, seating is limited. Free. Arrive early, seating is limited.
May 28, 2021 03:39 PM
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.
May 18, 2021 05:00 PM
The new channel features videos about the Dunn Museum's collections, exhibits, programming, Lake County history, and other information.
May 18, 2021 08:55 AM
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.
Apr 28, 2021 12:53 PM
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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