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  • End of an Era? Lake County May End Civil War Days Event

    06/16/2019 8:59:18 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 30 replies
    The Daily Herald ^ | June 13, 2019 | Mick Zawislak
    Civil War Days will go on as scheduled next month in the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda, but it may be the swan song for what's been a popular event for 27 years. The abrupt move came at the directive of Angelo Kyle, president of the forest district's board. "I believe it has run its course. It has fulfilled whatever it's purpose was," said Kyle. "This is a re-enactment of a war over the enslavement of African Americans and there are some people who don't want to be reminded of that," he later added. "Some of the things that really...