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Snow Day Downtown

Hello Neighbors!

Most of downtown Waukegan was buried under snow Wednesday morning, but our dedicated business owners are digging out and opening back up.

I'm writing this from Joplin's Java at 114 S. Genesee Street - open today and serving delicious coffee. Scroll down to see the latte Brendan made. If you're venturing outside today, come join us! -Violet

There are a few sidewalks shoveled on Washington Street

Waukegan Public Library

Look out, Genesee Theatre! TIDAL WAVE!

Who's got a thumb and too much snow? This guy!

Snow drift or metaphor for modern society?

Kent, a working man's landlord, clearing snow at Harbor Place

Photos (and captions) from our awesome adventure by Bob Bjork, Brendan Alviani, and Violet Ricker.

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Here are some really great newslinks we found last week:
How Rich Is Barry Weiss?
What's dave hester net worth?
What is Kristen Stewart net worth?
and finally: How rich is Bill Gates?

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Mon Feb 07, 2011 @07:30PM -
Riverdance at the Genesee Theatre
Tue Feb 08, 2011 @05:30PM -
Organization Committee Meeting
Tue Feb 08, 2011 @06:00PM -
Promotions Committee Meeting
Wed Feb 09, 2011 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Trivia Night
Thu Feb 10, 2011 @08:00PM -
Open Mic Night
Sat Feb 12, 2011 @08:00PM -
Lewis Black: In God We Rust Tour at the Genesee Theatre
Tue Feb 15, 2011 @05:30PM -
Economic Restructuring Committee
Wed Feb 16, 2011 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Trivia Night
Thu Feb 17, 2011 @07:00PM -
WMS Board Meeting

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