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Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Waukegan is 42 miles south of Chicago. Waukegan, visited by Jacques Marquette in 1673, is one of the oldest communities in Illinois. The city started as a French trading post and Potawatomi Indian settlement known as "Little Fort". Records dating back to 1829 tell of a treaty signed by the Potawatomis in which they ceded all of their land in this area to the Federal Government.

Population: 91452
Local Newspapers: Chicago Tribune Chicago Sun-Times
Local Sports Teams: Chicago Bears (NFL) Chicago Cubs (MLB) Chicago White Sox(MLB) Chicago Bulls (NBA) Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
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Zip Codes associated with waukegan, illinois: 60085 60087
Towns/Cities near waukegan, illinois : Beach Park Gurnee Park City Lake Bluff Wadsworth Zion Gages Lake

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iBIO Institute EDUCATE Center Keeps Local Youth Exploring This Summer Through STEMGirls Summer Camp

The Summer Camp, held in Waukegan, will enhance summer STEM exploration for the 3rd-8th grade participants. Camp programming consists of fun hands-on activities, sessions with STEM professionals and field trips.

County gives break to drivers who didn't pay parking tickets

Lake County is offering a break to motorists who let the deadline to pay their traffic tickets come and go. People who've received parking tickets in the northeastern Illinois county are being given the chance to settle up for the original cost of the tickets.

Police seek help in fatal shooting of 18-year-old in Waukegan

Waukegan police are seeking the public's help in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man early Friday morning. Robert J. Gordonas, of Waukegan, was found shot about 4:10 a.m. in the courtyard of the Woodland Village Apartment complex in the 2400 block of Dugdale Road in Waukegan, a police department news release said.

LCDOT names new planning director

Kevin Carrier has been named as the new director of planning and programming for the Lake County Division of Transportation. In his new role, he will be responsible for the planning, programming, and township supervision functions of LCDOT.

Scott McCormick Quit Music for Photography

"He had a big show opening for the Lumineers , and after the accident, he essentially re-taught himself to play," he says. "He played three days after it happened, or so the legend goes."

Waukegan man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in front of her daughter

A 25-year-old Waukegan man pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder for gunning down his girlfriend in front of her daughter in January 2015. Roberto C. Romero, of the 400 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, faces 30 to 60 years in prison when Judge Daniel Shanes sentences him July 19. Two additional counts of first-degree murder were dismissed in exchange for the guilty plea.

Lake County offering amnesty for unpaid traffic fines

Drivers with unpaid fines and court costs from traffic violations in Lake County will get a financial break -- and perhaps a return of their driving privileges -- when county officials offer a one-week amnesty next month. Dubbed "Operation Green Light," the program will allow fined drivers to avoid collection fees and interest if they pay their original costs between July 17 and July 21. Payments can be made over the phone or at courthouses in Waukegan, Mundelein, Park City and Round Lake Beach.

Hainault 50th

The couple met at a party held by mutual friends in Waukegan, Ill., and were married at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Waukegan on June 3, 1967. Gene worked as a metallurgical engineer at various plants around southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

Spring Grove man charged with DUI in fatal Waukegan crash

A Spring Grove man faces DUI charges in connection with an auto accident in Waukegan that killed the passenger in his vehicle, according to Waukegan police. Max Barraza, 27, of Spring Grove, is being held in Lake County jail on charges of DUI and aggravated DUI.

Prosecutors want judge to allow emails, texts

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Police ID 2 men fatally shot in Kenosha home

Authorities on Thursday identified the men as 23-year-old Brian Baldwin of Kenosha and 23-year-old Anthony Kerrill of Waukegan, Illinois. Police were called about shots fired around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

EmpoweRun 5K raises $68,000 for A Safe Place

The fifth annual EmpoweRun 5K raised almost $68,000 for A Safe Place. The 5K, held May 6, had more than 400 participants running, jogging, and walking the trails of Independence Grove in Libertyville.

Woman killed in Waukegan shooting identified

A 24-year-old woman shot fatally outside a Waukegan house party early Monday has been identified as Ciera Q. Davis of Waukegan, authorities said Tuesday. Waukegan police Cmdr.

CLC moving ahead with $48 million Lakeshore Campus upgrade

A rendering of the planned six-story building that will be the centerpiece of a $48 million upgrade at College of Lake County's Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan. After nearly two years of delay, college officials say they're again moving forward with the project.

Kristin Chenoweth adds Genesee date for concert tour

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth performs at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan on Friday, Nov. 3. Lake County fans of Kristin Chenoweth can stay closer to home since the Emmy and Tony Award-winning star has added an extra concert date at the Genesee Theatre. "An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth" is set for 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Waukegan, one night before the tour's previously announced concert date at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora.

Selle: On the road again - old Route 53 gets new life

The Route 53 soap opera is getting a reboot as the Illinois Tollway board commits $25 million to study the environmental impacts of extending the roadway north from Lake Cook Road. The Route 53 soap opera is getting a reboot as the Illinois Tollway board commits $25 million to study the environmental impacts of extending the roadway north from Lake Cook Road.

Research: Lake Michigan shore erosion could be accelerating

Erosion along shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago's northern suburbs has been an issue for decades, but new research indicates it could be accelerating. Eighty years of aerial and satellite imagery taken over Illinois' northern lakefront reveals that some stretches of shoreline are retreating at unprecedented rates, the Chicago Tribune reported .

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