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  • What's new for U.S. theme parks in 2015

    What's new for U.S. theme parks in 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A dark, submarine-inspired thrill ride in California and swank new offerings at Downtown Disney all top the summer's must-do list for theme park and amusement fans. For those who want even more extreme summer adventures, a hybrid...
  • Cops: Gurnee American Legion sold alcohol to a minor, Great America passed test

    Cops: Gurnee American Legion sold alcohol to a minor, Great America passed test
    The Illinois Liquor Commission and the Gurnee Police Department conducted nine liquor compliance checks Tuesday and all but one refused the sale to a minor, according to a news release. The only establishment that sold alcohol to an undercover minor was...
  • Billion-dollar Lake County tourism industry gets boost from sports

    Billion-dollar Lake County tourism industry gets boost from sports
    While Six Flags Great America, Ravinia Festival, the Marriott Theatre and the lakefront headline the list of Lake County tourist attractions, county officials reported this week that a series of spring bowling tournaments provided an added punch to the...
  • Make a splash at these water parks

    Make a splash at these water parks
    Northern Illinois summers have a lot of fun entertainment to offer besides festivals and sporting events. Swimming is an obviously popular summer pastime and the Lake County area is home to some of the best water parks around. CoCo Key Water Resort...
  • Commentary: Savor those elementary school moments before they dance away

    This week, I attended my youngest son's spring dance at his elementary school. After 12 spring dances (counting my oldest son's tenure), this was my final one. Recognizing the significance of this milestone, I stayed for the whole program. The...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Transition to middle school can be rough

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Transition to middle school can be rough
    This week, I attended my youngest son’s spring dance at his elementary school. After 12 spring dances (counting my oldest son’s tenure), this was my final one. Recognizing the significance of this milestone, I stayed for the whole program....
  • Minion Mayhem leads to attendance jump for Universal Studios Hollywood

    Minion Mayhem leads to attendance jump for Universal Studios Hollywood
    Thanks partly to the opening of Minion Mayhem, a new attraction based on the popular "Despicable Me" movies, Universal Studios Hollywood's attendance jumped an estimated 11% last year, the biggest increase among all Southern California theme parks....
  • Great America keeps 'history alive' with Kiddieland's Little Dipper

    Great America keeps 'history alive' with Kiddieland's Little Dipper
    Six Flags Great America is celebrating its 40th season 39 years after its June 1976 opening day, which might generate some confusion. When we reach our 39th birthday, not many of us will brag about starting our 40th year, even though we are....
  • Here & Now for April 23

    Here & Now for April 23
    Entertainment in Lake County including concerts, festivals, performances and more. Antioch Celebration: Vigneto del Bino Vineyard and Winery will hold a wine-tasting celebration from noon to 5 p.m. April 26, 42150 N. Crawford Road. Celebrate their new...
  • Yale To Screen Vintage Shorts From Newly Donated Collection

    Yale To Screen Vintage Shorts From Newly Donated Collection
    On Saturday afternoon, April 25, Yale University will hold an offbeat screening event, of 14 short films made between 1926 and 1982 on a vareity of nonfiction subjects. The films come from a collection donated to the school last year by Bennett Graff of...
  • Changes at Epcot: Lumberjacks splash, Tomorrowland previews

    Changes at Epcot: Lumberjacks splash, Tomorrowland previews
    Theme-park things aren't always what they seem. And I can't always blame the Internet. I went to Epcot to check out a few developments, updates and rumors. First stop: The Canadian Lumberjacks. I had seen a photo on Twitter with a female member of...