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I have loved following this story..

Earlier this week, a story went viral.  A wonderful, heartwarming story.  A group of kids were playing basketball in the street, and someone in the neighborhood called the police to complain about the noise.  Keep in mind, this was during daylight hours.  The police officer who responded to the call treated those kids with compassion and respect.  He explained why he was there, and then played some hoops with them.  Before he left, he told the kids that he would return, with basketballs and backups.  As the story went viral, a very famous professional basketball player stepped up and wanted to be a part of the return visit.  Such a great lesson in community involvement, respect, keeping your word and yes, even basketball. “I will become whatever I want to be” – Shaq  
 
Take a few minutes to watch the Gainesville Police Department’s video.  It is well worth the time.  To see the video, click HERE
 


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Tis the season for tree-lighting

Although the outside temperatures more closely resemble Chicago in January, Thanksgiving is really less than a week away.  The arrival of Thanksgiving brings a ton of crazy shoppers, but more importantly, it traditionally marks the start of the holiday season.  Lake County is home to fabulous communities – to Villages and Cities who make a remarkable effort to provide an abundance of fabulously fun events for residents.  Many of the communities structure several hours of activities around their tree lighting ceremonies, with quite a few including parades, Santa’s arrival, and performances by student bands and choirs.  And, these events help stretch your holiday budget farther – they are all FREE!

Lake County Community Lighting Festivals begin this weekend, and continue on into December. Here are some dates to mark on your calendar (for more details, visit the Lake County blog by clicking here):

November 22
Highland Park 3-5

November 28
Antioch 6-8
Fox Lake 6:30
Grayslake 5:30-8
Lake Forest 3:30-7
Libertyville 7
Round Lake Beach 6

November 29
Fox Lake Parade 11am
Lake Villa 5-7
Lake Zurich 4-6
Vernon Hills 4:30

December 5
Hawthorn Woods 6
Mundelein 6:30-8
Wauconda 6

December 6
Barrington 1-6:30
Island Lake 6
Lindenhurst 4:30-6
Round Lake 2-6
Waukegan 10-6
Winthrop Harbor 4:30

December 7
Lincolnshire 5:30-6:30


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What cities should you avoid in case of a zombie apocalypse?

Some hump day humor!  In light of the return of The Walking Dead, real estate powerhouse Trulia has thoughtfully put this list of Zombie deathtrap cities together, using real life city data.  I wonder how long it will take the Zombies to venture north of Chicago?

Click on the map to see the article.

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