Get to Know Waukegan and the Greater Lake County Area

Centered between Chicago and Milwaukee at the northeast corner of Illinois, near the Wisconsin border, Waukegan is literally “At the Top of Illinois.”

The city is special in that it offers a diversity of cultures, religions and ethnic heritages; award-winning schools and parks; easy access to major transportation systems; a vital downtown and a thriving business climate, not to mention some of the most picturesque residential areas in Northern Illinois. Its ideal location, nestled along the western shores of Lake Michigan, attributes to its reputation as an ideal place to live, work and play.

Whether starting a business, relocating your family or just visiting, Waukegan offers a cooperative approach to help you succeed.

Community Links

Visiting Lake County:

Waukegan Chamber of Commerce:

City of Waukegan:

Waukegan Vision:

Genesee Theatre:

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Waukegan Airport

Waukegan Port District

Waukegan Main Street

Lake Michigan and Waukegan