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  •  These Great Danes were a hit at the 2010 Antioch Fourth of July parade.

    Parades, fireworks, festivals part of Fourth of July festivities in Lake County Jun 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Independence Day is on its way, and in Lake County, that means there is a lot to do in the suburbs. Here is a guide to navigating the many festivals, parades and firework showings. Most events are free.

  •  Residents watch the end of the show during the Wauconda fireworks at Cook Park last year.

    2 suburbs postpone fireworks shows; others a go so far Jun 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Fireworks shows in Wauconda and Round Lake Beach will be postponed because of fire risks. Most towns in the Northwest suburbs and DuPage County plan to proceed with their shows. St. Charles will decide Monday morning whether to carry on with its show. Displays in Aurora, Bensenville, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Itasca, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace and Wheaton are set to go off as scheduled.

  • Strike 3 baseball clinic coming to Round Lake Mar 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Strike 3 Baseball Clinic is coming to the Round Lake Sports Center on March 31. The clinic, created by established coaches and former professional baseball players, will teach the fundamentals of baseball to children ages 7 through 10, officials said.

  • JOE LEWNARD/, 2010 The Easter bunny visits with children at Wauconda Park Districtís annual egg hunt at Cook Park in Wauconda.

    Egg-ceptional weekend: Egg hunts, candy and Mr. Bunny at Lake County events Mar 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Brightly colored eggs, candy and a visit from the Easter bunny will be found in a host of community celebrations scheduled for this weekend throughout Lake County.

  • Frosty Footrace on Feb. 26: Feb 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Round Lake Area Park District hosts a Frosty Footrace 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Feb. 26.

  • Strict policy on smoking, tobacco use in Grandwood Park Jan 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    A small park district in unincorporated Lake County near Gurnee has become completely tobacco- and smoke-free. Grandwood Park Park Districtís policy, enacted through a board vote Jan. 11, applies to all property and vehicles.

  • The Illinois Association of Park Districts has recognized the Round Lake Area Park District and Richardson Adventure Farm with the Best Friend of Illinois Parks 2011 Award at this year’s Best of the Best Awards Gala.

    Round Lake Area Park District, Richardson Adventure Farm win award Oct 26, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Association of Park Districts has recognized the Round Lake Area Park District and Richardson Adventure Farm with the Best Friend of Illinois Parks 2011 Award at this year’s Best of the Best Awards Gala. The award is for demonstrating exemplary support of a local park district by maintaining significant efforts to provide awareness and support of the value of park districts, officials said.

  • Great pumpkin celebration Oct 17, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Round Lake Park Districtís Great Pumpkin Celebration is set for Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, 814 Hart Road, Round Lake.

  •  Discover employees Jessica Goodman, left, and Michael Kramer assemble a swing set Friday during a volunteer project to build a new playground at the Round Lake Sports Complex. More than 500 volunteers from Discover, the Round Lake Area Park District, Friends of the Round Lake Area Parks Foundation and KaBOOM! participated.

    550 volunteers build Round Lake playground in one day Sep 23, 2011 12:00 AM
    Have you ever wondered how many people it takes to build a 5,000-square-foot playground in one day? In Round Lake, the answer is 550.

  •  The Round Lake Area Park Districtís logo will be cut into one of the corn mazes at Richardson Adventure Farm near Spring Grove.

    Round Lake park logo to be cut in corn maze Jul 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    Round Lake area residents used to seeing the park district logo on program brochures will soon find it in a new location - cut into the corn at Richardson Adventure Farm.

  • Who’s Your Daddy’s pitcher Jeremy Lotz puts the ball across the plate against playing Holy Balls at Round Lake Park District’s Wiffle ball playoffs at the Round Lake Area Sports Center in Round Lake Beach.

    Adult Wiffle ball league a hit with players, spectators in Round LakeApr 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Round Lake Park District has started an adult Wiffle ball league that is fun for both players and fans. “A lot of us played Wiffle ball growing up,” said athletic supervisor Logan Rietz, who joined the league with fellow park district employees on team La Flama Blanca. “It is something different we can do here.”

  • Antioch police get K-9 unit Apr 6, 2011 12:00 AM
    Justice, a new K-9 unit for the Antioch Police Department, has been purchased, trained and is ready to go in the departmentís war against drugs, Police Chief Craig Somerville said.

  • Pet vaccinations coming up Mar 31, 2011 12:00 AM

  • Special Olympics winnersMar 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Park District was among the places to provide participants in the recent Special Olympics basketball tournament at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University last weekend.

  • Bernard Meckler: Candidate ProfileFeb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Bernard Meckler, running for Round Lake Area parks

  • Paul Hollingsworth: Candidate ProfileFeb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Paul Hollingsworth, running for Round Lake Area parks

  • Christine Gentes: Candidate ProfileFeb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Christine Gentes, running for Round Lake Area parks

  • Lake Villa village officials has closed the parks and recreation department due to budget woes. Residents will now have to go to Antioch, Lindenhurst or Round Lake for those programs.

    Lake Villa parks department closing Dec 30, 2010 12:00 AM
    Lake Villa’s parks and recreation department has closed and will no longer offer programs and classes to residents due to budget woes. The classes and programs were funded entirely by participation fees, but that wasn’t enough to cover costs, officials said. It operated as a village department and not a separate taxing body, such as a local park district.

  • Mike Perez, who teaches golf at Renwood Golf Course in Round Lake Beach, spends many hours on the practice tee helping students of all abilities. His passion for teaching and respect for his students helped earn him a spot in the inaugural United States Teachers Federation Hall of Fame this year.

    Lake Villa golf pro named to Teachers Hall of Fame Dec 5, 2010 12:00 AM
    Mike Perez says he’s living the American dream. A political prisoner under Fidel Castro’s reign in Cuba, Perez came to the U.S. alone and with little knowledge of English. But he blended into his new home and discovered a new love golf.

  • Low-cost pet vaccinations in Round LakeOct 15, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Health Department is offering a low-cost pet vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Round Lake Area Park District’s Harts Woods Park pavilion, 814 Hart Road (Route 134 and Hart Road), Round Lake.

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