Waukegan Travel Guide

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Waukegan Overview

Waukegan is about 40 miles north of Chicago, and only 8 miles from the border of Wisconsin, which makes it roughly the halfway point between Chicago and Milwaukee.

The 10th largest city in Illinois, and one of its oldest communities, Waukegan is now in the process of revitalizing its downtown to make it the quaint hub of activity it once was. The Genesee Theatre has been recently renovated drawing major shows and acts. The downtown harbor is a popular port, and the beaches are popular summer hang outs.

Many families reside here and many military due to the navy bootcamp located right outside Waukegan. Lots of different churches to choose from for worship. A few hospitals to offer as well.

Several movies including Batman Begins have used Waukegan's Amstutz Highway for segments.

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