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Ice Castles in Lake Geneva Open This Weekend

Ice Castles in Lake Geneva, the popular wintertime attraction, officially opened its wonderland to visitors Saturday. The popular experience at Geneva National Resort and Club features a variety of interactive attractions including ice carved-tunnels, slides, frozen mazes and towers of ice embedded with color-changing LED lights, according to the website.
LAKE GENEVA, WI
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Illinois Company Apologizes For Really Bad Timing On Meatloaf Recipe

Last Friday, we got the bad news that long-time rock superstar Meat Loaf (real name: Marvin Lee Aday) had passed away the day before at the age of 74. However, it should be understood that not everyone heard or saw that news first thing in the morning, including the person at Weber Grills who's in charge of posting the recipe-of-the-week via email and social media.
ILLINOIS STATE

Bald eagles are flying south to Illinois for the winter. Here’s where to see them.

Humans aren’t the only ones who search out warmer waters and fresh seafood during the dark days of winter. Some bald eagles head south as well, departing from Canada, Minnesota and Wisconsin for the (relatively) balmy temperatures of Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. Drawn to unfrozen stretches of river, the majestic visitors — marked by snow-white heads, lemon-yellow beaks and wingspans of up to 8 ...
CHICAGO, IL

Bathhouses in Chicagoland to Relax and Restore

As parents, we’re constantly someone’s chef, nurse, teacher, chauffeur, jungle gym and much more. It’s no wonder we often look back at pictures of ourselves before kids and say to ourselves, “What the [bleep] happened to me? Why do I have these wrinkles and permanent eyebags?” Oh, well, because you’re one person doing the job of 12 people! That’s why.
CHICAGO, IL
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For Some Reason There is A Large Tree Branch in This Houses Bedroom

You would never think just by looking at the million-dollar beautiful home that there is a giant tree in one of the bedrooms. For sale in Naperville for $1,175 million this home is just downright perfect. The entire home has been renovated with the best of the best from the kitchen, to the ceiling fans, a large laundry room. But there is one feature that sticks out in this house that you would never think would be in any home. There is a very large tree branch in one of the bedrooms.
NAPERVILLE, IL
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Panera Dine & Donate for Clearbrook West on January 27

Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement. Fill your stomach, fill the lives of those we serve. Give back to Clearbrook West by purchasing a meal at @panerabreadcrystallakeil on Thursday, January 27 from 6:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. The participating location is at 5950 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake. See the flyer attached for more details. At the time of checkout, use the code PRFUND online or SHOW FLYER to cashier. With every purchase, 20% of your meal is donated back to Clearbrook West to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their fullest lives possible.
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
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13th Annual LLVA Ice Fishing Derby with Veterans Path to Hope

Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Jan. 19. 2022 the derby will be a Friday-Saturday affair. Download FishDonkey and have fun! The LVVA Ice Fishing Derby, supporting veterans organizations and programs, has become one the largest and most successful ice fishing events in Northern Illinois. We have a great time in support of a great cause, our veterans and active duty military. Thanks to our generous sponsors there are plenty of door prizes and raffles, and big fish contests. All the rules of the Derby will be in the FishDonkey App. The App automatically culls fish for you.
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
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Mixers and Shakers: Finding your Bartending Ancestors on January 30

Oswegoland Park District recently issued the following announcement. MIXERS AND SHAKERS: FINDING YOUR BARTENDING ANCESTORS. Taverns and saloons have been a crucial American institution, and the men behind the bar were the social rock stars of their era. Join genealogist Debra Dudek as she leads you through the pre-prohibition records and resources which will help you add an extra shot of flavor into your research! Pre-registration is recommended and can be found here however walk-ins will be welcomed, space permitting.
OSWEGO, IL