Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lake County: Your Gaycation Destination

totally old schoolLake County can boast more than its share of elected officials who are either openly gay or in the closet. And with gay marriage now the law of the land in the Land of Lincoln, it's been suggested that Lake County ought to get in on the action and promote itself as a gay marriage destination.

Your LakeCountyEye would have thought that candidates for Lake County Board would buddy up with the idea. Well, haha, think again. According to the Daily Herald ...
As Illinois caterers, photographers and other entrepreneurs prepare for the expansion of marriage to same-sex couples this summer, Republican candidates in two contested Lake County Board races said they're not interested in promoting the county as a destination for such events. One was dismissive of the idea.
Lake County candidates not enthusiastic about same-sex wedding business
Lake County candidates seem to be running away from the whole gay marriage thing faster than greased lightning. At least one high ranking County official is stumped by the rearguard stance of his brethren; this plausibly conceived office holder told your LakeCountyEye: "It's not like we want to rebrand West Deerfield Township and call it something like West Shmeerfield Township. But I do think Volo Bog would be an ideal destination for gay singles."

Fortunately there is more than one way to skin the cat. Your LakeCountyEye has learned that Lake County officials have some alternative destination suggestions sitting in the hopper. All ten of them:
Ten Not-Gay Lake County Destination Ideas
  1. Gambling Mecca

  2. Backyard Chicken Ecotourism

  3. Come for the Medical Marijuana -- Stay for the 24-Hour Convenience Stores

  4. The Route 53 Extension Half-Pipe

  5. Get Frisked for Concealed Carry

  6. Girls Gone Wild Under the Red Light Cameras

  7. Line Up for Great America's Newest Thrill Ride: The Stationary CN Locomotive

  8. Plenty of Dominick's Parking Lots for Ditchbanging the Snowmobile

  9. The Lake County Election Commission Museum

  10. Lake County ... the Biggest Jury Awards in the State of Illinois!
Look for your LakeCountyEye at a Turkish bath near you.

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