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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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Weekend picks: 98 Degrees heats up Waukegan's Genesee

Boy bands were royalty at the turn of the century, and one of the top groups holding court was 98° . Catch Nick and Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffree as they heat up the holidays with the dance moves and harmonies you remember with "98° at Christmas" at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan.

Sound check: Local H, Jimi Falls bring rock to H.O.M.E. Bar

Alt-rock band Local H, which emerged from suburban Lake County in the early 1990s, takes the stage with Jimi Falls at H.O.M.E. Bar in Arlington Heights Friday, Dec. 15. Local H , one of the suburbs' musical claims to fame, brings 27 years of experience perfecting alternative rock to the H.O.M.E. Bar stage in Arlington Heights. Hard-rocking Jimi Falls joins the show, supporting their recent dual-single releases, "Rise" and "For the Broken."

Man found shot to death in suburban Walmart parking lot

Police responded to a call just before 6 p.m. on Monday at the Walmart in Waukegan, Ill. on Fountain Square Place.

Navy band to perform in Waukegan

Navy Band Great Lakes is scheduled to play a Sounds of the Season concert at Waukegan High School's Brookside campus, 2325 Brookside Ave., Waukegan on Friday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. The annual holiday-themed concert focuses on encouraging high school students to pursue their musical talents, and to show the ban's local community support by providing a fun, family friendly celebration of the season. There will be a collection for Toys for Tots at the concert.

1 person critically injured in crash on Route 45

Preliminary investigation shows Raquel Vazquez-Cordada, 32, of the 600 block of Clarke Avenue, Waukegan, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee east on Rollins Road at a high rate of speed. He lost control and drove onto the south shoulder of the roadway.

Ballot lottery in Lake County

A lottery to determine candidate name order in the March 20 primary election is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the lobby of the Lake County Courthouse, 18 North County St., Waukegan. A lottery is required to determine the order of the candidates' names on the primary election ballot when two or more established political candidates from the same party file nominating papers for the same office.

Waukegan District 60 making digital copies of six million student, staff records

Waukegan District 60 is in the process of scanning and digitizing six million documents, including student records that date back to the 1930s. Waukegan District 60 is in the process of scanning and digitizing six million documents, including student records that date back to the 1930s, officials said.

Inmates sue Lake County sheriff's office over water shut-off at jail

A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court this week accuses the Lake County sheriff's office of violating inmates' rights when it shut off the water last month at the jail in Waukegan to do work on the water system. Dave Wathen, chief of corrections for the sheriff's office, said in a statement Thursday afternoon the office had not yet been served with the lawsuit.

Basement bedrooms under scrutiny in Waukegan after woman rescued from fire

The Waukegan Fire Department is investigating a fire at a home in the 1300 block of N. Jackson Street this week that left a woman hospitalized with smoke inhalation. The Waukegan Fire Department is investigating a fire at a home in the 1300 block of N. Jackson Street this week that left a woman hospitalized with smoke inhalation.

Federal lawsuit claims water shutdown caused 'inhumane' conditions at Lake County jail

A lawsuit filed this week claims that inmates housed in the Lake County jail in Waukegan on or around Nov. 7 through Nov. 10 were not given any notification that water would be shut off while a new booster pump was being installed. A lawsuit filed this week claims that inmates housed in the Lake County jail in Waukegan on or around Nov. 7 through Nov. 10 were not given any notification that water would be shut off while a new booster pump was being installed.

Teen pleads not guilty to fatal shooting near Grayslake

A 19-year-old Waukegan man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of first-degree murder stemming from a fatal shooting near Grayslake in October. Jasperin F. Melendez, of the 1100 block of West Grove Avenue, faces 45 years to life in prison if found guilty of the most serious charge, Lake County Judge Mark L. Levitt said.

Appellate court overturns Lake County attempted murder conviction

An Illinois appellate court has reversed the conviction of a Waukegan man sentenced to 45 years in prison for attempted murder, ruling that a Lake County prosecutor violated pretrial discovery rules to discredit defense witnesses. In the unanimous decision handed down Monday, the appellate court found that prosecutors showed jurors a photo of defendant Manuel Carrillo that was not disclosed to the defense before trial.

One in critical condition after Waukegan fire

One person was left in critical condition Monday after a house fire started in a basement on the 1300 block of North Jackson Street in Waukegan, official said. The Waukegan Fire Department arrived at the scene around 5:30 p.m. A police officer and tenants of the building said one person was trapped in a hot, smoke-filled basement, according to Waukegan Fire.

Lake County Board races shape up for March primary

The contest for the Lake County Board's 14th District seat looks to be the most crowded county-level race on the March primary ballot, with four candidates after the Democratic Party nomination. Incumbent Vance D. Wyatt of North Chicago is being challenged by former county board member Angelo Kyle of Waukegan, North Chicago Alderman Bonny Mayfield and newcomer Richard Otero-Cintron, whose hometown wasn't immediately available.

Waukegan, Fox Lake among Lake County communities unveiling Illinois bicentennial flag

From left to right, Waukegan History Museum Director Ty Rohrer, state Sen. Terry Link and Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham get ready to hoist the state's new bicentennial flag in Waukegan on Monday, Dec. 4. From left to right, Waukegan History Museum Director Ty Rohrer, state Sen. Terry Link and Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham get ready to hoist the state's new bicentennial flag in Waukegan on Monday, Dec. 4. From Waukegan west through Gurnee to Fox Lake, a number of municipalities on Monday hoisted a new Illinois flag celebrating the state's looming bicentennial in 2018, the theme of which is paying tribute to the people, places and things that are being born, built or grown in the Land of Lincoln.

Libertyville birder breaks record for most species seen in any Illinois county in one year

Andy Stewart talks about searching for birds in Lake County in 2017 and breaking a state record. Andy Stewart talks about searching for birds in Lake County in 2017 and breaking a state record.

Defense seeks suppression of police interview in Waukegan High School student homicide

Defense attorneys for 19-year-old Willie Jackson, charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a Waukegan High School student last year, are seeking to have statements he made to Waukegan police investigators barred from his trial. Public defenders Jeff Facklam and John Radosevich argued this week in an ongoing hearing that Jackson had attempted to invoke his right to an attorney, but police continued interviewing him without one.

Round Lake Beach mom indicted on 12 counts of murder in son's death

A Round Lake Beach woman accused of carrying her son's body on a Metra train and through Union Station in July was indicted Wednesday on 12 counts of first-degree murder, officials announced. A Lake County grand jury also approved charges of aggravated battery to a child against Jamie L. Jones, 29, stemming from the death of 6-year-old Carl Rice Jr. Jones, of the 1800 block of Cedar Lake Road, remains held in the Lake County jail on $3 million bail.

Midewin removing one history in favor of another

Officials of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie near Wilmington, Illinois, are gradually removing storage bunkers that once were a part of the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant in favor of restoring the original prairie. The fascinating article in The Herald-News illustrates how preservation or restoration can come in direct conflict with another era of history in the same site.

Weekly picks: Have a downhome holiday with Phil Vassar, Kellie Pickler

Darlene Love shares a concert bill with Shirley Alston Reeves at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Sunday, Dec. 3. Country stars Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler team up for "A Christmas Tour" on Thursday at the Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. $26-$58.

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