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Table of Contents

Mayor’s Welcome ................................................................................................................................................ 6 Chairman’s Welcome ......................................................................................................................................... 7 Board of Directors ............................................................................................................................................... 8 Community Introduction ................................................................................................................................ 9 Waukegan History: Preserving The Beauty of Nature ....................................................................10 Residential Living ..............................................................................................................................................12 Waukegan Park District Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary ............................................................14 ArtWauk .................................................................................................................................................................16 Calendar of Events............................................................................................................................................18 Education ..............................................................................................................................................................20 Library.....................................................................................................................................................................22 Bridge Point North Development .............................................................................................................23 Chamber welcomes new businesses to Waukegan .........................................................................24 The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce ..................................................................................25 Important Phone Numbers ..........................................................................................................................26 Health Care...........................................................................................................................................................27 Chamber Members by Category ...............................................................................................................30 Advertiser Index ................................................................................................................................................34

This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce 214 W. Washington St., Suite 2 Waukegan, IL 60085 Phone: 847-623-6800 • Fax: 847-625-0162 Email: info@waukeganchamber.org Website: www.waukeganchamber.org Copyright© 2016 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and Town Square is prohibited. Chairman, CEO and Publisher Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Stone Vice President/Director Scott Ray Production Manager Joe Nugara Editor Gail Gaboda Content Coordinator/Client Liaison Stefanie Nugara Graphic Designer Gail Gaboda Ad Production Coordinators David Abraham and Tiffany Salerno Directory Coordinator Michael Sumrak Contributing Writer Janice Youngwith Photos Tracy Adams and Daily Herald Staff Photographers Acquisition Manager Kurt Kuras Advertising Sales John Hubbard

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Mayor’s Welcome Greetings! On behalf of the City of Waukegan, I proudly welcome you to experience the unique opportunities that our community offers. Whether starting a business relocating your family or just visiting, Waukegan offers a cooperative approach to help you succeed. As a community, Waukegan’s neighborhoods, schools, scenic lakefront and award-winning parks and golf courses are sure to enrich the lives of you and your family. Arts and culture are at the core of our downtown, anchored by the Genesee Theatre and the Waukegan Public Library. The Waukegan Arts District boasts many galleries, unique shops, theaters, performing arts spaces and eateries that all come together and celebrate the wealth of creativity of our community during our monthly ArtWauk event. Waukegan is pro-development and open for business. Businesses looking to expand will find that Waukegan’s skilled labor force, ready access to major transportation routes and the community’s proactive approach to business and economic development give us a competitive advantage over other communities in the region. Today we offer the commercial, industrial and retail opportunities that developers compete for and quality neighborhoods and family-friendly activities that homeowners wish for, making us one of the best values in Lake County. We welcome you to take a closer look at Waukegan and #ExploreWaukegan to discover what makes us special. Sincerely yours, Wayne Motley Waukegan Mayor Office: (847) 599-2510 wayne.motley@waukeganil.gov

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Chamber President’s Welcome It is an exciting time in Waukegan! Being a part of the board for the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce makes it even more fun! Seeing many new developments and proposed projects from Fountain Square, River Road, downtown and the amazing lakefront keeps us moving. The Chamber board consists of a diverse group of businesses, organizations and professionals, all sharing the goal of helping our members succeed, as well as bringing new members into the network. We are very thankful to our Platinum Sponsors and all of our members for their support that allows us to be the outreach partner to help grow these businesses. There is a wonderful schedule of events that give our members the opportunity to network and develop relationships to help build their businesses. There is also a very dynamic art movement with great artists and galleries all around downtown. Don’t forget every third Saturday is ArtWauk! Please visit our website and sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter to keep you updated on all these events. Even better, sign up to be a Chamber member and enjoy all of the benefits and new relationships. We look forward to continuing to build and grow a dynamic Chamber to serve our members and the City of Waukegan! Waukegan has many hidden treasures, and we want to get the word out! Jack Orlov Chairman of the Board Waukegan Chamber of Commerce

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Board of Directors EXECUTIVE BOARD Jack Orlov | Chairman of the Board Jack Orlov is the past commodore of the Waukegan Yacht Club and has had his boat in Waukegan harbor since 1994. Waukegan has become his “summer home,” and he is active on the Chamber board. He has been in the health care business since college and currently owns Right Healthcare Ventures. He is involved with many health care businesses focused on seniors and people with disabilities. Tiffany Dutton | Vice Chairman Tiffany Dutton, branch manager at First Midwest Bank in Waukegan, was born in Waukegan and currently lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She teaches financial literacy classes at Lake County Habitat for Humanity. Lucy Torres | Secretary Lucy Torres is the secretary for the Waukegan Chamber of Commerce. She owns and operates Express Employment Professionals, a full-service staffing agency servicing all of Lake County. She is actively involved in the Chamber and also serves on the board for the Hispanic Chamber. DIRECTORS Jan Gibson Jan Gibson is the general manager of the Historic Genesee Theatre. As an English, speech, theater and debate teacher, Gibson taught at Arlington High School. She then became a successful entrepreneur. She serves on many boards and commissions in Greater Lake County. Gibson’s love of theater and music, coupled with her extensive business experience, drew her to manage the Genesee Theatre. Dane Morgan Dane Morgan is a senior vice president with NorStates Bank. He has lived and worked in and around Waukegan for over 30 years. He and his wife (Waukegan High School sweethearts) have two children and are active in various organizations in Lake County. Kim Needham Kim Needham is the current Assistant CEO for Vista Health System, located in Waukegan. She has worked and lived in the community for more than 20 years. Local affiliations include St. Anastasia Church and St. Anastasia Food Pantry. She is a past member of the Genesee Theatre board. John Mennie John Mennie is an Associate at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. He grew up near Toronto, Ontario, and moved to Illinois in 2013 to begin his legal career. In March 2016, Mennie obtained a $1.6 million verdict in

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a wrongful death case, the highest recorded verdict in Stephenson County. He joined the Waukegan Chamber of Commerce as a board member in 2015, and in his spare time enjoys golfing, reading and cooking. Mike O’Neil Mike O’Neil is the administration manager for NRG Energy’s Waukegan Generating Station where he has worked for 15 years in various administrative and financial roles. He has been a member of the Chamber’s board of directors for two years. Michael Purtell Michael Purtell joined the Chamber board in 2013. He moved to Waukegan in 2005 and works for the City of Waukegan Community Development Department specializing in planning and business development. He also volunteers for a number of local organizations. Dr. Michael J. Reed Dr. Reed was born and raised in Waukegan. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a micmicrobiology minor from Western Illinois University while playing baseball. He earned a second bachelor’s, master’s in sports medicine and rehab and a doctorate from Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Reed volunteers with several local charities and is the physician/chiropractor for several sports teams, including Waukegan High School. He is the founder and physician of Family Chiropractic & Sports Rehab.

Ray Vukovich Ray Vukovich is a charter member of the board of directors of the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce and a former alderman for the City of Waukegan; he retired in 2010 as the director of governmental services. He owns and operates Ray Vukovich Consulting Services. Ron Oesterlein Ron Oesterlein joined the board of directors in fall 2015 after serving as the Chamber’s executive director for several years. Oesterlein is the owner of QuickBooks Consulting/Bookkeeping Company and a property manager for properties he owns throughout Lake and Cook counties. Russell Warye Russell Warye joined the Waukegan Chamber board in 2013. He grew up in Waukegan and attended West Grade School. Warye is a certified broker with Get Covered Illinois and the president of Benefit Partners Group, LLC. CHAMBER STAFF Debi Kiddle | Executive Director Debi Kiddle has been with the Chamber since December 2015 after retiring from a 20-year residential real estate career in Lake Forest. She also brings with her over 20 years of administrative and bookkeeping experience and actively volunteers for different organizations throughout Lake County.

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Community Introduction

Welcome to Waukegan, Illinois, where big-city amenities and small-town charm blend to form a community that is culturally rich, economically secure and family friendly. Centered between the thriving metropolises of 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’s cooperative approach will help you succeed. We invite you to take a closer look at Waukegan and experience its beauty, diversity and growth first-hand. We guarantee that once you come for a visit, you’ll want to stay for a lifetime. C I T Y O F WA U K E G A N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

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Waukegan History

Preserving the beauty of nature Throughout its earliest history, Lake Michigan and its vast shoreline, abundant natural green spaces, ravines and nature all have played a vital role in the development of the Waukegan community. Native American tribes such as the Potawatomie thrived on the beautiful lands that would one day be called Waukegan. In 1673, French explorer Pere Marquette stopped on the shores of Lake Michigan near what is today Waukegan. European contact continued with the establishment of a French trading post called Little Fort used during the Fur Trade era. First settlement of the area occurred in the 1830s, with original residents using the old name of the trading post for their village. In 1849, Little Fort became Waukegan, which was an adaptation of the Native American name for the trading post. Early settlers were attracted to the rich and abundant farm land and forests, as well as the natural harbor that became a busy Lake Michigan shipping port. Today, Waukegan boasts an extensive park

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system due to the efforts of countless citizens throughout the years who worked to preserve, develop and harness the beauty of Lake Michigan’s shoreline, ravines and the vast forested and open green spaces. “From the earliest days of the development, lands were set aside and reserved to ensure that future generations would have beautiful places for play, nature and sanctuary,” said Ty Rohrer, museum supervisor for the Waukegan Historical Society. The park experience has changed in Waukegan over the years, he added. Dating back to 1851, families would picnic in the Oakwood Cemetery. These outings were held amid family plots decorated with elaborate fences and beautiful gardens. People also would gather on the grounds of the Lake County Courthouse in a park-like setting with benches and the occasional chess match. In the 1890s, Waukegan grew with an influx of people arriving from around the world to work in city factories. The need for park space grew, and prominent citizens like John Powell

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donated property for this cause. The Waukegan Women’s Club was the first to recognize Waukegan’s need for its own park district to fully ensure that the community would have beautiful parks in the decades to come. Early efforts to create a park district in Waukegan initially stalled. In 1906, the Women’s Club hired the prestigious Chicago architectural firm Perkins & Hamilton to create an extensive park system plan. Dwight H. Perkins and John L. Hamilton were architects of the Progressive Era who were concerned with the quickly growing metropolitan areas and the need for designating natural spaces for recreation, leisure and beauty. Their plan called for acquiring lands containing Waukegan’s ravine system. After many years of failed attempts, the Women’s Club, Waukegan Chamber of Commerce and the Waukegan Park Day Association combined efforts to establish a park district, and on Dec. 26, 1916, the dream was realized. The plan by Perkins & Hamilton was closely

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followed by the first commissioners of the Waukegan Park District. Among the earliest acquisitions for the park district were the lands that became Roosevelt and Washington parks. Over the past 100 years, the Waukegan Park District has grown to include 40 parks covering more than 700 acres. Today, the Lake County Forest Preserve and the City of Waukegan also maintain beautiful green spaces throughout the community. Siver Park, originally known as Lake Front Park, once served as the turn-of-the century community gathering spot where residents would don their finest clothes to enjoy the cool breezes of Lake Michigan, play in the water and watch excursion boats in the harbor. Lyon’s Woods Forest Preserve, located on the north end of Waukegan, is also is a place rich in history. Originally the property was the farm of Philip Blanchard, who is suspected of helping fugitive slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Bowen Park is the place to observe nature and enjoy local history. Internationally recognized for its ecological diversity, Bowen Park also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its connection to a summer camp operated by the Jane Addams Hull House, which was housed on the property for 50 years. Fans of the literary works of Ray Bradbury can walk in the footsteps of one of Waukegan’s most famous sons while experiencing the ravine that was a key setting in the novel “Dandelion Wine.” Here visitors can walk the steps of the Dandelion Trail, and keep an eye out for one of

Bradbury’s most famous characters, The Lonely One. Waukegan Sports Park is an outdoor venue for local sporting events and plays host to a variety of national and international tournaments. “Waukegan’s parks are truly beautiful with

a little something for everyone,” Rorhrer said. He invites visitors to find a bench under a great oak tree to read a book, hike a trail and listen to the frogs in the ravines, catch a game of sandlot ball or bring a furry friend to sniff every blade of grass.

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Residential Living

From historic homes on tree-lined streets, walk-up bungalows, Statley colonials, decorative grand Victorians, English Tudors, Georgians and charming midcentury modern ranches to condos and row houses, Waukegan offers buyers a vast array of residential housing options. “Young buyers looking for their first home are drawn to the Waukegan community and its many amenities,” said Marty Golden, a lifelong Lake County resident and @properties broker. “With fabulous Lake Michigan beaches, a marina, the wonderful art and theatre district,

symphony, park district, golf, tennis, state-ofthe-art medical services, restaurants, shopping, Metra transportation, and easy access to the Kenosha and Lake Forest communities, Waukegan offers something for everyone.” Lower-entry price housing ranges from $90,000 to $129,000, midrange options at $150,000 to $170,000 and higher-end homes in the $190,000 to upper $200,000 price points, Golden noted. He is familiar with all stages of Waukegan’s real estate market and has the distinction of having sold the priciest homes in Waukegan on five occasions, in addition to

commercial sales. Waukegan housing located within the nearby Gurnee school district includes condos and row houses in the $80,000-$189,000 range, as well as higher-end Waukegan homes in the upper $200s to mid-$300 range. As one of Waukegan’s first Spanish-speaking Realtors, Golden assists many families moving into the area. He has owned and sold multiple homes and buildings in the historic district that ranges from north of Grand Avenue, east to Ash, west to Sheridan and north to the scenic Glen Flora Country Club. Other must-see

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homes found along Douglas and Glendenning Place are popular area draws. River Glen is one of the newest home communities being developed along the highly-acclaimed River Road corridor, at the intersection of River Road and Route 120. Situated on 26 acres of rolling, wooded terrain, the River Glen neighborhood offers 65 homes for families and professionals. Nestled along a secluded tree line, River Glen is close to great schools,

convenient shopping and wonderful amenities. Residents have easy access to the Des Plaines River Trail and Independence Grove, while only minutes away from the tollway and Libertyville’s downtown and Metra station. Open houses are scheduled every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. or call (847) 362-3230 for an exclusive private tour. “Waukegan is one of the best kept secrets, with executive relocation services and large

North Shore companies not yet discovering the many benefits of Waukegan living,” Golden said. He began brokering local home sales in 1990s and moved to the community himself just a short time later. Today, Waukegan’s lower and mid-price homes often sell at 98 to 100 percent of list price, and upper priced homes at 97 percent of list.

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Park District

Waukegan Park District celebrates 100th anniversary The Waukegan Park District has proudly served Waukegan for 100 years, providing beautiful parks and natural open spaces for people to relax, gather with friends and play favorite sports. The park district celebrates its 100th birthday on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, and shares its special centennial year with the U.S. National Park Service. EARLY YEARS Establishing a park district was not an easy task for turn-of-the-century civic leaders concerned about urbanization, overcrowding and sanitation. Consistent with national ideas and trends, Waukegan leaders believed parks would improve the health of residents, reduce crime, provide open space for civic activities and enable the average citizen to connect with the natural world. Prior to the first park being established

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(Powell Park, donated to the City by John Powell in 1891), residents gathered for picnicking and strolling in Oakwood Cemetery, created in 1851. As attitudes changed and cemeteries were perceived as unsanitary, the firm of Perkins and Will was engaged to design Waukegan’s park system. Their design used forested and picturesque ravines as parks, which led to the acquisition of Washington and Roosevelt parks; both provided large country-like spaces within the growing and prosperous city. The Waukegan Women’s Club, Waukegan Day Association and Waukegan Chamber of Commerce partnered to organize a community vote to establish a park district. The referendum won by a margin of 459 yes to 62 no votes on Dec. 26, 1916. Included on the ballot was the election of the first commissioners for the district. Although the role of parks, facilities and services has evolved over the district’s lifetime, the

park district has continued to be in tune with the changing needs and views of residents. Early on, it was important to conserve natural spaces and provide scenic and tranquil places for residents to connect with nature and get away from the pressures of life brought about by the industrial revolution. Large meadows, winding walking paths, bridges and other structures supported an array of activities. Urban quality of life was linked to the presence of parks and public use for strolling, gathering and reflecting. MIDDLE YEARS Moving into the early 20th century, wildlife, forest preservation and history became more important; birds and animals had been hunted to extinction and there had been a dramatic reduction of forests. The prized Bonnie Brook Golf Course was purchased in 1931 at the urging of community members who wanted

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to preserve the land from development; to this day, Bonnie Brook consistently receives top ratings for its 18-hole championship golf course. Bowen Park, purchased in 1963, encompassed the former Bowen Park Country Club that was used as a summer camp for Chicago youth associated with Jane Addams’ Hull House. The transformed public park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and is home to an award-winning playground, skatepark, Grosche Field, Lilac Cottage, Waukegan History Museum, Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Morrison Picnic Center, Jane Addams Center and the Children’s Garden. LATER YEARS Passing a referendum in 1997 set the stage for growth during the next two decades; residents provided necessary capital funding and identified priorities moving forward: health, wellness and more indoor and outdoor sports facilities were desired. In 2006, the Field House Sports and Fitness Center at Hinkston Park opened. It is an 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art indoor sports and fitness facility with such amenities as a gymnasium with six hardwood sports courts for basketball and volleyball, a one-seventh mile suspended running track, a 14,000-square-foot, two-story fitness center and three-story climbing wall. The facility also houses a branch of the Waukegan Public

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Library. Today, more than 4,000 fitness center members and tournaments at the facility contribute approximately $5,000,000 annually to the area economy. The Waukegan SportsPark opened in 2011 on land that had once been a private golf course. This premier outdoor sports complex features four lighted baseball fields, 13 natural turf fields and one lighted artificial turf championship field, in addition to parking, concession, maintenance and restroom facilities and a playground with water spray features. Tournaments held at the SportsPark contribute more than $10,000,000 annually to the area economy, according to the Lake County Visitors and Convention Bureau, Visit Lake County. In 2015, the Waukegan Park District began construction on an indoor aquatic center addition to the Field House Sports and Fitness Center. The new aquatic center will feature an eight-lane competition pool, warm water therapy pool and children’s water play area. The only indoor public pool in Waukegan, a city of almost 90,000 residents, is anticipated for completion fall of 2016. Today, the park district manages its 48 sites, including the 18-hole Bonnie Brook and 9-hole Greenshire golf courses, and more than 735 acres of land to the highest environmental and conservation standards. A full range of programs and services are offered year-round for all ages, from infants to seniors, as well as special-needs populations. Healthy lifestyles,

wellness initiatives and a connection with the outdoors and nature are integrated throughout programs, services and special events. Cultural events are provided by the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus and the Waukegan History Museum. There is something for everyone. The park district employs 60 full-time and more than 250 part-time, year-round, seasonal, and temporary employees. The park district is a member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Park and Recreation Association. The park district maintains national accreditation from the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, the Illinois Association of Park District Distinguished Agency accreditation and the Park District Risk Management Agency accreditation and maintains a Level A Loss Control Program. The Waukegan Park District has received statewide and national recognition and awards for its parks, facilities, special events and programs and was a NRPA Gold Medal Finalist in 2012 and 2013, receiving NRPA’s highest recognition, the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, in 2013. Waukegan Park District centennial events are planned for the upcoming year, commencing on Dec. 26, 2016, and ending in December 2017. For a complete list of activities, visit www.waukeganparks.org

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ArtWauk: Art cooperative entices visitors ArtWauk, a monthly explosion of the tactical application of the arts, contributes to the cultural education and artistic appreciation in Waukegan, while helping the economic development of the downtown. Every month, different artwork, artists and spaces are involved, challenging the community to understand art in all its forms. This grassroots event transforms from one month to the next, sometimes following a theme – such as honoring veterans and active military – and more often being as individualistic as the artists themselves. To date, galleries participating in ArtWauk have hosted internationally, nationally and locally known artists who work with a variety

of themes. Internationally known contemporary visual artist Trevor Bell’s warehouse-sized abstracts were featured in Urban Edge Gallery. Sculptor Bruce Niemi, whose works appear throughout the United States, was integral to exhibit entitled “Texture.” Locally revered artists, such as Maggie Schwarz Kraus and Skip Wiese were at the start of the art evolution in Waukegan decades ago and continue to be active in the art revolution. Dandelion Gallery partnered with both Swingline and Waukegan Tire on separate exhibits that used materials from those corporations in their works. Karcher 405 Gallery developed a show celebrating Black History Month entitled “Black [N][V] [Adj]”, featuring a film, roundtable discussions,

physical art and culinary art centered on the African-American experience in the United States. Live performances and pop-up galleries round out the offerings during this cooperative art experience. On any given ArtWauk night, Jerry Seinfeld may be bringing his comedy at the Genesee Theatre, Three Brothers Theatre may be showcasing a world premiere and punk bands may be at The Burgundy Room – within blocks of each other. Outdoor pop-up galleries featuring photographs of lost architectural wonders or traditional Dia de Muertes sugar add to the offerings and the diverse flavor of the exhibits. These temporary, pop-up galleries are often stepping stones for new artists to

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become part of the art scene. The original concept of the ArtWauk was to fill vacant properties to improve the perception of the downtown neighborhood. The ultimate goal was to make available spaces vibrant enough to recruit viable businesses, creating local jobs, broadening the tax base and improving the overall quality of life in Waukegan. On Waukegan’s birthday, Feb. 23, in 2002, Mayor Dan Drew and other visionaries supported the first ArtWauk. When the historic Genesee Theatre reopened in 2005, focus shifted to programming the city’s new investment and away from the organic grassroots artist model. While several ArtWauks took place, it wasn’t until 2011 that the event became monthly. In February 2011, a team consisting of artists, volunteers, city staff and Waukegan Main Street staff coordinated a grand opening for Dinosaur Studio Tattoo and the new office for Illinois State Representative Rita Mayfield. On the same block. On the same day. Organizers and business owners alike were thrilled to see people from every walk of life come downtown for the free event and celebrate new doors opening. The success of this model has been remarkable. Thanks to cooperation from forward-thining property owners, the team renovated space for six new businesses to open on one block of South Genesee Street. The basic model was put into play by these steps: a property owner

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shares keys to a small retail space with an ArtWauk artist. The artist would rally volunteers to paint walls, scrub the windows and floors, replace lighting and turn the space into a professional gallery, recruiting more artists and hanging a show. The volunteer force would be the basis of the marketing machine, distributing and posting flyers and utilizing social media to draw people to the grand opening. The return on investment for the property owners was hundreds of people walking through their non-rented facilities and seeing the spaces in the best possible light. Every one of the six original spaces has now been rented to a paying tenant. The five years of monthly ArtWauks have energized and positively changed Waukegan’s downtown. Property owners have enjoyed renewed interest in their buildings; business owners reap the rewards of more foot traffic; artists delight in additional spaces to exhibit and exposure; and the overall perception of downtown has dramatically improved. City spokesman David Motley, who is both an artist and helps organize the event, was quoted in the Lake County News-Sun: “Waukegan is known as that destination to come experience art. We’re able to enjoy five years of success and five years of a good reputation. People have expectations when they come to ArtWauk that are really high.” ArtWauk continues to evolve with the times, with the art and with the community.

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Education

The pursuit of educational dreams offers lifelong opportunities in Waukegan. Students have access to a variety of educational options throughout their formative elementary, high school and college years. Public and parochial schools provide innovative learning environments, empowering students to overcome obstacles, achieve success, embrace individual differences and develop a lifelong love for learning. Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 is the community’s largest public school system and serves students in preschool through grade 12. The district boasts a rich history with roots tracing back to the 1860s. In addition, students from some areas in Waukegan attend Gurnee public schools. At the collegiate level, the College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus offers residents of northeast Lake County an opportunity to pursue higher education academic dreams close to home. With programs and classes designed to inspire, motivate and eliminate barriers to success, the Lakeshore Campus offers convenient access to College of Lake County courses and is located at 111 N. Genesee St. in Waukegan. Offering a full range of academic choices, the CLC Lakeshore Campus enables students to complete coursework leading to all of the College of Lake County’s associate degree options and several career preparation certificate programs including dental hygiene, phlebotomy, nurse assisting and medical assisting. Boasting a close-knit, family atmosphere, the Lakeshore

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Campus offers all the benefits of the main College of Lake County campus on a smaller scale. In addition to offering courses for college credit that can transfer to a four-year college or university, Lakeshore also offers GED prep, English as a Second Language and noncredit continuing education courses for personal enrichment. Onsite student support services include counseling, advisement, registration, financial aid, a tutoring center, writing center, computer lab, a nationally-accredited Children’s Learning Center, free covered parking and a library. CLC’s presence in Waukegan first began in 1981 when the college opened a small storefront extension site. In recent years, the Lakeshore Campus has grown to include three buildings and is a vital part of the revitalization of downtown Waukegan. An exciting $47 million project to expand and consolidate the Lakeshore Campus into one large complex will offer even greater educational opportunities. Plans for the 53,090 square feet of new construction and 19,704 square feet of renovations will include new classrooms and space for one-stop enrollment services, life sciences, library, adult education, administration and child care. With an anticipated February 2019 completion date, new and existing campus buildings will be centered on a redeveloped pedestrian quad located in the current Madison Street right-of-way. The quad will feature outdoor

student seating areas, newly developed green space, a student drop-off circle drive and shortterm parking spaces. A new campus gateway will define the entry to the redeveloped public zone from Genesee St. and project a fresh new contemporary image of the campus. COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY GRAYSLAKE The College of Lake County’s main campus, located at 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake, offers two-year degrees, career certificates, specialized business training, continuing education classes and degree programs that transfer to universities offering baccalaureate programs. First opened in 1969, the college initially welcomed 2,360 students to the first fall semester. Since that time, more than 400,000 students have passed through its doors. The college’s Southlake Campus is located at 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave. in Vernon Hills and also offers a full range of academic programs and services.

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SCHOOLS College of Lake County 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake (847) 543-2000 www.clcillinois.edu College of Lake County (Lakeshore Campus) 111 N. Genesee St., Waukegan (847) 543-2191 www.clcillinois.edu/lakeshore Robert Morris University – Illinois Lake County Branch 1507 S. Waukegan Rd., Waukegan (847) 578-6030 www.robertmorris.edu Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep 501 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-6895 www.cristoreystmartin.org Chicago Community Learning Center 2835 Belvidere, Ste. 205, Waukegan (847) 672-8585 www. cclctraining.org

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Library A COMMUNITY THAT IS ALWAYS LEARNING AND DISCOVERING The library’s vision is for a community that recognizes the importance of learning and is invested in its success. To foster this kind of environment, the library is committed to maintaining active community engagement to ensure that classes, programming, collection, library services and exhibits are continuously reevaluated to ensure that it is relevant to the community’s literacy, learning and discovery needs. Additionally, the library works to help patrons recognize the ways in which literacy is essential to their lives, as well as to broaden horizons and provide unique, enriching experiences. PROVIDING THE PATH TO EMPOWER AND SUPPORT LEARNING AND DISCOVERY The library’s mission statement encompasses the ways the library plans to work towards its vision: by delivering creative, innovative and relevant classes, programming, and library services to support and enrich the community. Waukegan Public Library is located in downtown Waukegan at County and Clayton streets and is part of the governmental complex including both municipal and county buildings. It was designed by William Ganster of the

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Waukegan architecture firm of Ganster and Henninghausen. The library opened for service on Dec. 27, 1965, and was dedicated on April 19, 1966. The library’s 2015 renovation completely transformed the main floor into a learning-focused library space ready to meet the needs of its patrons by creating spaces for collaboration and quiet study and increasing the number of classrooms. Study rooms are soundproofed and glassed-in, creating privacy but allowing for natural light. The digital media collection is housed next to the Friends’ Book Sale, and the print collection now features an updated shelving configuration. New seating and tables provide increased workspace, as well as

integrated power connections for laptops and digital devices. Additionally, the library added a new cafe space, and room the library’s art exhibitions. Waukegan Public Library’s Literacy 2020 Strategic Direction plan enumerates ambitious, yet achievable goals to measurably impact the community. As a civic organization dedicated to fostering learning and active pursuit of knowledge, and with its established community engagement, the library is uniquely suited to address these challenges. Waukegan Public Library’s Literacy 2020 strategy focuses on nurturing individual successes among patrons so as to create a cumulative positive impact on the community.

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Bridge Point North is a new, 205-acre industrial park located on the east side of Waukegan Road between Route 137 and Route 120 in Waukegan. Formerly the Cardinal Health Campus, the property consisted of 12 office and industrial buildings built between 1969 and 1983. The property was located in unincorporated Lake County and was served by well water, a central heating and cooling plant, a private electrical grid and private roads. Bridge McGaw Land LLC (Bridge Development Partners) acquired the property in December 2014 and immediately annexed the property to the City of Waukegan. The development plan called for the demolition of eight of the 12 existing buildings, replacing them with approximately 2,800,000 square feet of new, state-of-the-art, industrial warehouse, distribution and light manufacturing buildings and completely replacing the existing infrastructure with new dedicated roads, city sewer and water and a new electrical grid system. As of June 2016, Bridge had demolished all eight buildings (crushing and re-using the

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Business

Chamber welcomes new businesses to Waukegan ber of Commerce. The four newest Chamber members are Southwire Company, Three Brothers Theater, Bargains in a Box, and Auto Warehouse.

Waukegan is a diverse community ready for increased development and businesses to meet the needs of its growing population. Waukegan has a supportive local government that has invested millions in the downtown, lakefront, and other business sectors, proving its resolve and commitment to the development of Waukegan. Between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016, a total of 208 business licenses were issued throughout the City of Waukegan. These businesses range from small home-based entrepreneurs, to large national corporations. Many businesses in Waukegan have chosen to become members of the Waukegan Cham-

SOUTHWIRE COMPANY Southwire Company, LLC is North America’s leading manufacturer of wire and cable used in the distribution and transmission of electricity. Southwire’s utility cable and building wire carry electricity to wherever it is needed. One in three new homes built in the United States contains wire made by Southwire. THREE BROTHERS THEATRE Located in downtown Waukegan, Three Brothers Theatre performs takes on classic plays and never-before-performed stage adaptations of beloved film favorites. Three Brothers Theatre continues to push the boundaries of theatre in 2016. Fun, challenging and accessible, this year’s offerings will provide a dynamic theater experience for seasoned theatergoers and “newbies” alike.

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City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce

OUR MISSION The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce mission is threefold: To promote business growth in Waukegan, to serve members with personal and professional development opportunities and to affect public policy decisions to the benefit of the Waukegan business community. In addition to the opportunities and benefits available to member businesses, the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce also facilitates action on issues of larger concern to both businesses and citizens of the area. WHO WE ARE The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce is not a building, not an individual, but a group of concerned business people working together. When you join the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce, you become a part of a growing number of businesses who recognize the power of many is greater than the power of one. Chamber members are as diverse as the city itself; they represent businesses of all sizes and industries. Together, we’re shaping Waukegan’s dynamic business environment and making the city an exceptional place to live and work. Join us and make your own connection in Waukegan and the business world.

CITY OF WAUKEGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 214 Washington St., 2nd floor Waukegan, IL 60085 www.waukeganchamber.org info@waukeganchamber.org JOIN Chamber membership is an outstanding value whether your company is large or small. When your company joins, every employee automatically become a Chamber member, eligible for all of the programs and services we offer. When you invest in a membership in the Chamber, it’s much like any other investment you make. You can sit back and watch it grow in the form of a better community, which

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Important Phone Numbers City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce 214 W. Washington St., Ste. 2 Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-6800 info@waukeganchamber.org www.waukeganchamber.org Waukegan City Hall 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 599-2500 Waukegan Park District 2000 Belvidere Rd. 60085 Waukegan, IL (847) 360-4700 Waukegan Township 149 S. Genesee St. Waukegan IL 60085 (847) 244-4900

Waukegan Police Department non-emergency (847) 360-9000 Waukegan Fire Department non-emergency (847) 249-5410 Waukegan Animal Control (847) 599-2690 Metra automated help line (847) 599-2595 1st Ward Sam Cunningham 411 McKinley Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 249-8075 2nd Ward Patrick Seger 2110 Pearsall Prkwy. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 662-7311

3rd Ward Greg Moisio 2721 Brookside Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 336-4354 4th Ward David Villalobos 227 N. West St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (217) 766-9390 5th Ward Edith Newsome 2014 W. Grove Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 336-3941 6th Ward Larry TenPas 1414 Hickory St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-0869

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Health Care

VISTA HEALTH SYSTEM Vista Health System is a network of medical centers serving the north Suburban Chicago area and includes two hospitals in Waukegan, Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West. Vista Health System offers comprehensive medical care with services such as a full-service emergency department, behavioral health care, stroke care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, cancer care, orthopedics, weight-loss surgery and heart care. Vista Health System is based in Waukegan where it operates two hospitals – Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West. Vista has more than 400 physicians on staff and employs over 1,250 clinical and non-clinical staff making it the largest private employer in Waukegan. Vista Medical Center East at 1324 N. Sheridan Rd. is a full-service community hospital and Level II trauma center that includes cardiology, ER, ICU, lab, imaging, pediatrics, pulmonology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, surgery (including open heart and robotics), wound care, outpatient care and more. Vista Medical Center West, 2615 Washington, includes an ER, inpatient behavioral health for adolescents and adults, inpatient rehabilC I T Y O F WA U K E G A N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

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Health Care WAUKEGAN IMMEDIATE CARE Waukegan Immediate Care provide patients with a wide range of services, such as diagnosing and treating illnesses of pediatric and adult patients. The clinic treats all minor illnesses, such as colds, cough, the flu, infections, minor injuries, minor fractures, lacerations, minor burns and many other non-life-threatening illnesses. The clinic has onsite laboratory and radiology services for fast diagnosis. Its state-of-theart, fully equipped center is a full-service facility with on-site X-rays, labs, and EKGs. Waukegan Immediate Care also provides sports, school and DOT physicals, as well as care for work-related injuries and auto injuries. The clinic accepts all major insurances and offer affordable self-pay rates and is locally owned and operated and helps to support the local community. Waukegan Immediate Care is open seven days a week and is located at 1075 N. Green Bay Rd., Waukegan. For more information, visit www.waukeganic.com or call (847) 782-7120. FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC & SPORTS REHAB Family Chiropractic & Sports Rehab was founded by Waukegan native Dr. Michael J. Reed. With a lifelong interest in natural health,

Dr. Reed holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and microbiology from Western Illinois University, and a second bachelor’s degree in life science, doctorate in chiropractic and master’s in sports medicine and rehab from Logan College Chiropractic. Dr. Reed treats a variety of ailments and injuries, as well as wellness patients ranging from newborn babies to professional athletes. Besides treating back and neck pain, Dr. Reed uses spinal decompression, manipulation, muscle myofascial release, and state-of-the-art physiotherapy modalities to treat conditions such as herniated discs, rib pain, pinched nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder tendonitis, tennis elbow, arch

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Chamber Members by Category ADVERTISING & MEDIA Blue Sky Marketing Group Gary Levine (847) 548-6843 glevine@buybluesky.com Daily Herald Kurt Kuras 155 E. Algonquin Rd. Arligton Heights, IL 60005 (847) 427-4677 kkuras@dailyherald.com Gmedia Wraps Elmer Martinez 13655 W. Irma Lee Ct., #100 Lake Forest, IL 60045 elmer@gmediawraps.com Little Fort Media Julie Weber 113 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-9666 • Fax: (847) 244-5249 art@littlefortmedia.com News Sun Dave Sherman 435 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 200 Chicago, IL 60611 (847) 249-7284 • Fax: (847) 249-7275 dsherman@suntimes.com

ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Boy Scouts of America NE IL Highland Park, IL 60035 (224) 465-7851 mihale@bsamail.org Cap Lake County Lisa Hayes, Mary Lockhart 1200 W. Glen Flora Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 249-4330 x3333 • Fax: (847) 625-6328 malccap@aol.com Greater Waukegan Development Coalition Michael Edgar 13 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 michael@greaterwaukegan.org Little Fort Lions Club 1585 Spencer Ct. Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 543-8905 pfwelsch@yahoo.com; wayne5604@sbcglobal.net Puerto Rican Society Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 662-1459 huertis_alma@yahoo.com Rotary Club of Waukegan William Jesenovec P.O. Box 8728 Waukegan, IL 60079 (262) 492-1802 • Fax: (847) 662-8272

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 336-4930 • Fax: (847) 336-4970 freideevfw1293@att.net Waukegan Band Foundation Tom Nemeth Waukegan, IL 60079 waukeganband@gmail.com Waukegan Main Street Arthur Cobb Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-6650 • Fax: (847) 623-6620 arthur@waukeganmainstreet.org Waukegan Yacht Club P.O. Box 75 Waukegan, IL 60079 (847) 623-4188 • Fax: (847) 623-0155

AUTOMOTIVE, AVIATION & MARINE Alexian Brothers The Harbor Tabitha Pederson 826 North Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (773) 327-9921 tpederson@abam.org All Star Car Wash Andy Eisenberg 527 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 336-9274 • Fax: (847) 295-1598 allstarcw527@aol.com The Auto Warehouse Ave Horowitz 3375 W. Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 693-3200 • Fax: (773) 733-0368 becky@theautowarehouse.com Classic Dealer Group Fred Marks 515 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 336-4300 fmarks@classicdealergroup.com General Mitchell International Airport 5300 S. Howell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207 (414) 747-4545 • Fax: (414) 747-3734 mborges@mitchellairport.com Jack-Son Auto Sales Brian Landsverk Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-4411 • Fax: (847) 244-5784 jack712@aol.com Larsen Marine Service, Inc. 625 Sea Horse Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 336-5456 • Fax: (847) 336-5530 ksivia@larsenmarine.com Strang Automotive Mike Licke 1212 Golf Rd. Waukegan, IL 60087 (847) 623-9609 mike@strangauto.com

Waukegan Harbor & Marina Gregg Pupecki 55 N. Harbor Pl. Waukegan, IL 60085 (312) 296-7194 gpupecki@waukeganport.com Wheels of Chicago Maura Levit 415 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (773) 247-4700 mauralevit@gmail.com Zipcar Paige Adell 160 N. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 589-6300 padell@zipcar.com

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE Comcast Business Services 1500 McConnor Pkwy. Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 789-1451 • Fax: (847) 391-8705 ashley_lepard@cable.comcast.com Consulting Civil Engineer Frank Furlan 5690 Piikol Ln. Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 662-4568 Express Employment Professionals Lucy Torres Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 782-7268 lucy.torres@expresspros.com Horizon Benefits Services Carrie Espinosa 130 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 746-6115 Howe Security, Inc. Bill Howe 116 N. Waukegan Rd. Lake Bluff, IL 60044 (847) 582-1060 • Fax: (847) 582-1064 billhowe@howesecurity.com Mobile Therapy Centers of America Jill Sepulveda jsepulveda@mtcus.com North Shore Printers Amy Callahan 535 N. Sheridan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-0037 • Fax: (847) 623-0290 amy@nsprinters.com Peterson And Patch Funeral Home 408 N. Sheridan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-0495 dpatch@comcast.net

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Chamber Members by Category Pro/Data Payroll Services, Inc. 1125 Tri-State Pkwy., Ste. 710 Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 775-0900 • Fax: (847) 775-7511 hlopez@prodataontheweb.com Ray Vukovich Consulting 1703 Hyde Park Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 702-1290 ward4rvuk@aol.com Rose Pest Solutions Gary Bohl 414 Frontage Rd. Northfield, IL 60093 (224) 277-2244 g.bohl@rosepestcontrol.com Russell Warye, Inc. Russell Warye 1850 W Winchester Rd., Ste. 103 Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 247-8811 • Fax: (847) 247-8822 russell@rwbroker.com Schrank’s Smoke N’Gun 2010 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 662-4034 joan@smokengun.org Travel On Park 1539 Henry Pl. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 775-1225 • Fax: (847) 775-1226 nancy@travelonpark.com Xcel Staffing Solutions 2701 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 261-2550 alangelund@thexcelgroup.com

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Bonny’s Bistro Jim Mcgarry (773) 294-8901 jim@merchantenterprises.com Genesee Theatre 203 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 782-2366 jan.gibson@geneseetheatre.com Glen Flora Country Club 2200 N. Sheridan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60087 (847) 244-6300 • Fax: (847) 244-1552 n.jones@glenfloracc.com People’s Choice Family Fun Center 2411 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 209-3712 • Fax: (847) 360-8287 john@funwithrocky.com Three Brothers Theatre Josh Beadle 115 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (319) 621-0024 3brotherstheatre@gmail.com C I T Y O F WA U K E G A N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

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FINANCE & INSURANCE Armor Wealth Group Daniel Luber (847) 224-8871 dluber402@gmail.com Associated Bank Anita Langley 1 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-3800 • Fax: (847) 263-4964 anita.langley@associatedbank.com Consumers Credit Union 2626 N. IL Rte. 83 Round Lake Beach, IL 60073 (847) 265-5541 • Fax: (847) 265-5828 mariac@myconsumers.org First Midwest Bank Tiffany Dutton Fountain Square 4000 Northpoint Blvd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 473-6005 tiffany.dutton@firstmidwest.com Great Lakes Credit Union Betsy Spain 3290 N. Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 887-8611 betsys@glcu.org Mobile Accounting Waukegan, IL 60085 (224) 321-6859 ericmason05@gmail.com Nauta Insurance Kory Nauta 2111 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 662-8750 nautainsurance@sbcglobal.net Norstates Bank Fred Abdula 1601 N. Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-6000 • Fax: (847) 244-7485 colleen.zawaski@norstates.com North Chicago Community Bank Teresa Mcsee 1801 Sheridan Rd. North Chicago, IL 60064 (847) 473-3006 • Fax: (847) 473-3110 tmcsee@wintrust.com Siempre Tax+ Adeline Pierre-Delphonse 116A Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (815) 344-6786 delphadel@att.net Statewide Insurance Gregg Hurst 36911 N. Greenbay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 689-4649 greg.statewideinsureme@gmail.com

GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION & NONPROFIT American Cancer Society Beth Thompson 100 Tri-State Int’l., Ste. 125 Lincolnshire, IL 60069 (847) 317-0366 • Fax: (847) 317-0366 beth.thompson@cancer.org City of Waukegan Wayne Motley 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 599-2500 • Fax: (847) 599-2514 wayne.motley@waukeganil.gov College of Lake County — Lakeshore Al Baldwin 111 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 543-2113 abaldwin@clcillinois.edu Eldercare Lake County 410 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 376-9358 Independence Center Nasrullah Khan 2025 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 360-1020 x1022 • Fax: (847) 360-1065 Lake County Regional Office of Education 800 Lancer Ln., #E-128 Grayslake, IL 60030-2656 (847) 543-7491 • Fax: (847) 543-7832 rwood@lake.k12.il.us One Hope United — Lake Villa Marilee Lamattina 215 N. Milwaukee Ave. Lake Villa, IL 60046 (847) 245-6553 mlamattina@onehopeunited One Hope United — Waukegan Kay Smith 2115 Ernie Krueger Cir. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 245-6800 ksmith@onehopeunited.org St. Anastasia Cathie Brolley 624 Douglas Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-8320 • Fax: (847) 623-4882 Waukegan Park District 2000 Belvidere St. Waukegan, IL 60085-6172 (847) 360-4721 • Fax: (847) 244-8270 gregp@waukeganparks.org Waukegan Public Library 128 N. County St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-2041 • Fax: (847) 623-2094 richardlee@waukeganpl.info

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Chamber Members by Category Waukegan Township Patricia Jones 149 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 mwilliams@waukegantownship.com

HEALTH CARE Avery Family Denstistry Cheska Avery 3461 Sunset Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087 (847) 662-6080 dr.avery@averyfamilydentistry.com Cannabis Medicina Nancy Winestock P.O. Box 527 Techny, IL 60082-0527 (847) 341-3089 Caresmart Illinois Chris Damon 3139 N. Augusta Dr. Wadsworth, IL 60083 (847) 596-8226 Family Chiropractic & Sports Rehab Dr. Michael Reed 2504 Washington St., Ste. 200B Waukegan, IL 60085 (224) 637-8335 mreed@fcsrehab.com Glenlake Terrace Nursing & Rehab Centre Sharon Moravec 2222 W. 14th St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 249-2400 smoravec@hhmgt.net Grove at the Lake Julie Stangel 2534 Elim Ave. Zion, IL 60099 (847) 746-8435 jstangel@thegroveatthelake.com Identity Orthodontics Michael Stosich 1275 E. Belvidere Rd., #100 Grayslake, IL 60030 (847) 548-4200 yesenia@identityortho.com My Prompt Med Hunter Davis 724 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 901-8400 hdavis@mypromptmed.com Talecris Plasma Resources Rhonda Johnson 2609 W. Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 599-9600 • Fax: (847) 579-1814 rhonda.johnson@grifols.com Vista Health System 1324 N. Sheridan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 360-4400 • Fax: (847) 360-4109 kim_needham@chs.net

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Waukegan Immediate Care Center Dr. Patel 1075 N. GreenBay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085

Chimney King Derek Lidstrom P.O. Box 8 Gurnee, IL 60031

Weebits for Families Sarah Rosten 15 Commerce Dr., Ste. 116 Grayslake, IL 60030 (224) 360-2542 sarah@weebitsforfamilies.com

Coca-Cola Enterprises Jerry Smith 750 Chestnut Ave. Park City, IL 60085 (847) 263-0700 • Fax: (847) 263-0757 jerome.smith@glccd.com

LEGAL Lake County Bar Association Chris Boadt Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-3143 • Fax: (847) 244-8259 cboadt@lakebar.org Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. John Mennie 218 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 249-1227 jmennie@salvilaw.com Stone & Associates, Ltd. Jed Stone Waukegan, IL 60087 (847) 336-7888 jstone@jedstone.com

Great Lakes Roofing Corporation Doug Pettit (262) 437-0600 x209 marketing@greatlakesroofing.net Joel Kennedy Constructing Group Robin Jasper P.O. Box 509 Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 360-8080 robin.jasper@jkcchicago.com Sam’s Club Betty Loebbaka Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 855-1139 • Fax: (847) 855-0374 bettiesams@hotmail.com

LODGING, TRAVEL, & TRANSPORTATION

Southwire Amanda Gunn 1530 Shields Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 672-2423 amanda.gunn@southwire.com

Courtyard by Marriott Greg Stephens 3800 Northpoint Blvd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 689-8000 gregory.stephens@marriott.com

Uline Brad Harper 2200 S. Lakeside Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 473-2001 bharper@uline.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waukegan 611 Lakehurst Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 473-4400 gm@hiwaukegan.com

Wisconsin Glacier Springs Bill Losch 436 Park Ave. Lake Villa, IL 60046 (847) 265-2299 • Fax: (847) 356-8910 blosch@wisconsinglacier.com

Residence Inn by Marriott David Compitello 1440 S. White Oak Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 689-9240 • Fax: (847) 689-9260 david.compitello@marriott.com

MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION & WHOLESALE Arcoa Jeff Datkuliak Waukegan, IL 60085 jdatkuliak@arcoausa.com Asia Dynamics, Inc. Ling Liu 1565 S. Shields Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 688-9968 • Fax: (847) 688-9178 ling.adi@gmail.com

OFFICE/SHIPPING EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Hansen Associates, Inc. Kevin Runyen 888 E. Belvidere Rd., Ste. 317 Grayslake, IL 60030 (847) 986-3500 • Fax: (847) 295-8929 krunyen@hansenassociatesinc.com Office Plus of Lake County 1428 Glen Flora Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 662-5393 • Fax: (847) 662-8761 west@getofficeplus.com

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Chamber Members by Category PERSONAL SERVICES & CARE Gonzalez Quickwash Frank Pena 942 Adams St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 662-1562

PUBLIC UTILITIES & ENVIRONMENT Deigan & Associates Gary Deigan 28834 N. Herkey Dr., Unit 120 Lake Bluff, IL 60044 (847) 578-5000 gdeigan@deiganassociates.com Jackpot Portables Joe Geiger Kenosha, WI 53142 (262) 620-3521 NRG — Midwest Generation Michael O’Neal, Mark Nagel 401 E. Greenwood Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087 (847) 599-2261 • Fax: (847) 599-2265 michael.oneil@nrgenergy.com; mark.nagel@nrgenergy.com

REAL ESTATE James D. Smith — RE/MAX James Smith 5445 Grand Ave., Ste. 200 Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 360-3311 jim@jdshomes.net @Properties Marty Golden 412 W. Greenwood Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087 (312) 593-5008 martygolden@atproperties.com River Glen Capital Group, LLC Chris Shaw 28100 N. Ashley Cir., Ste. 101A Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 996-3200 accounting@riverside-mgmt.com Riverside Management and Leasing Corp Chris Shaw Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 782-1807 accounting@riverside-mgmt.com RTO Properties William Powers 522 N. Sheridan Rd., 2nd Fl. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 672-4848 bergholdings2@gmail.com

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE Booner’s Place 1210 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 360-8836 achervin@mtcus.com C I T Y O F WA U K E G A N C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E

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Buffalo Wild Wings Niels Rasmussen 3961 Fountain Square Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 473-3194 185@buffalowildwings.com Don Luis Catering Round Lake, IL 60073 (224) 308-6128 info@donluiscatering.com Grand Tequila Bar Frank Pena 1334 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 445-3662 Green Town Tavern Robert Sobol 110 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-1001 • Fax: (847) 244-1011 bsobs12000@yahoo.com Shelby’s Kim Keller 2700 S. River Rd., Ste. 106 Des Plaines, IL 60018 kim@laredohospitality.com Sicilia’s — Italian Cookies & Pastries Roseanne Loechelt (847) 814-3398 dolce.sicilia@usa.com Sweet Tomatoes 850 S. Waukegan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 578-0474 • Fax: (847) 578-0486 loc105@gardenfreshcorp.com

Wauk-N-Whiskey Jill Nolden 30 N. Genesse St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 505-9611

RETAIL Bargains in a Box Alexis Shook 3043 Belvidere Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (708) 583-1800 ashook@thebazaarinc.com

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL Cornfields, Inc. JB Weiler 3830 Sunset Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087 (847) 263-7000 x234 jbweiler@cornfieldsinc.com Family Jewelry and Loan Kathy Kaghan 422 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (224) 944-0728 sunklub@aol.com Francene’s Jewelry Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 962-4466 fjcat2@comcast.net

TR’s Front Row on Greenwood 219 W. Greenwood Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087 (847) 623-2337 tom@tomlebaron.com

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Federal Supply USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 First Midwest Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Glen Flora Country Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Marty Golden — @Properties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Great Lakes Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Grifols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Lake County Regional Office of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Lilac Ledge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Little Fort Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Rita Mayfield, State Representative 60th District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 NorStates Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 North Chicago Community Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 NRG Energy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Oesterlein Coaching & Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Rotary Club of Waukegan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Schrank’s Smoke ‘N Gun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Transmission Solutions, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Uline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 UMMA Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Vista Health System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Waukegan Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Waukegan Immediate Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Waukegan Park District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Waukegan Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Waukegan Township Park Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 City of Waukegan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Lighting the way

for Waukegan

NRG is honored to provide reliable power for 370,000 homes and businesses in Waukegan and Illinois. To make that energy much cleaner for everyone, we’ve invested more than $100 million in environmental controls at our Waukegan Generating Station. We’re also funding a $3 million project to power several Waukegan Public School buildings with clean, renewable solar energy. Because we do more than just power Waukegan. We also call it home.

NRG and the plus signs are registered service marks of NRG Energy, Inc. © 2016 NRG Energy, Inc. All rights reserved. 411945

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