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Far Northwest suburb Crystal Lake has been having a crisis of conscience: the Gay Games has asked the Crystal Lake Park District to use the namesake lake for the rowing competition. After a 2-2 vote, it's up for vote again on Tuesday. The opinion section of the local paper Northwest Herald has exploded with letters for and against. (zero, one, two, three, four, five, six) This won't be the last controversy about this event. Sadly.

 
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