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TABLE OF CONTENTS 6 7 8 9 10-11 12 12 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 24-25 26-28 26 28 30 34 34 34

City of Waukegan Mayor’s Welcome Chamber Chairman Welcome Chamber Leadership City Of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce 2018 Chamber Calendar Of Events Community Introduction Waukegan at a Glance Residential Living Waukegan Park District History Shop Local, Support Small Business Business Profile: Visual Pak Arts & Culture Attractions, Dining & Lodging Education Schools Chamber Scholarship Program Waukegan Public Library Health Care Business Profile: Vista Health Care Business Profile: Medline Members By Category Important Phone Numbers City Officials Advertiser Index CopyrightŠ 2018 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005

This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Ste. 104 Waukegan, IL 60085 Phone: (847) 623-6800 Email:

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.

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CITY OF WAUKEGAN MAYOR’S WELCOME Greetings! On behalf of the City of Waukegan, I proudly welcome you to explore the unique opportunities that our community offers. Whether starting a business, relocating your family, or just visiting, Waukegan offers a supportive approach to help you succeed. Waukegan’s neighborhoods, schools, scenic lakefront, entertainment, award-winning parks and golf courses are sure to enrich the lives of you and your family. Waukegan is perfectly located on the North Shore of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee. The picturesque lakefront includes recreational activities such as kite surfing, sport fishing, natural dune trails and a beachfront concert bandshell. Our deep-water harbor serves the needs of both the commercial and boating communities. Arts and culture are the heart of our downtown, anchored by the Waukegan Arts District, which includes the world-famous Genesee Theatre, the nationally awarded Waukegan Public Library, art galleries, unique shops, performing arts spaces, eateries and a

monthly ArtWauk Festival that celebrates the creative wealth of our diverse community. Waukegan is pro-development and open for business. Businesses looking to expand will find a competitive advantage with Waukegan’s welcoming approach to economic development, a skilled labor force and major transportation access to port, rail, interstates and the Waukegan National Airport with U.S. Customs. As the Lake County Seat since the late 1800s, we offer the governmental services along with 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 Illinois. The City of Waukegan proudly supports the Waukegan Chamber of Commerce as a Platinum Sponsor. We welcome you to take a closer look at Waukegan and #ExploreWaukegan to discover what makes us special. Sincerely yours, Sam Cunningham Mayor, City of Waukegan Office: (847) 599-2510

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With so much going on in Waukegan, where do I begin? To start, please welcome our new executive director, Dawn Simerly, to our Chamber family and our newest board member, Tom LeBaron! We moved! We are now located within Waukegan City Hall. Our goal is to offer great networking opportunities to help your businesses grow and succeed. Every month we have a Lunch and Learn, a Business After Hours and a quarterly Wake Up Breakfast with featured business leaders in our community.

Our HUGE Annual Golf Outing and Business After Hours will be held on June 13, 2018, at Glen Flora Country Club. We have our annual beer tent at Scoop in July. There’s big news in the health care scene! Oak Street Health opened a new clinic on Grand Avenue and US HealthVest acquired Vista West, which will be operating as the Lake Behavioral Health Hospital. Enjoy daily restaurant specials and check Harbors Edge for special weekend events. Every third Saturday brings more fun with ArtWauk.

Check out new shows at Three Brothers Theatre and the amazing schedule at The Genesee. Join our email list to stay up to date on all the events and fill every day with fun. Jack Orlov Chamber Board Chairman City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce

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OUR MISSION The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce’s mission is 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 a group of dedicated business professionals that work together. As a member of the City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce, you are a part of a growing number of businesses who recognize the power of many is greater than the power of one. Our Chamber members are as diverse as the city itself, representing businesses of all sizes and industries. Together, we are shaping Waukegan’s dynamic business environment by making the city an exceptional place to live and work. Join us and make your own connection in Waukegan and the business world. INVEST IN YOUR SUCCESS Chamber membership is an outstanding value whether your company is big or small. When your company joins, every employee automatically become a Chamber member, eligible for all of the programs and services we offer. Your investment increases your opportunities to make new contacts, attract customers, bolster your customer base and provides a voice for your business. The Chamber offers professional training programs to help you succeed and make our community stronger. Membership is the driving force behind a successful organization and we urge you to become involved. Join today and take advantage of these valuable benefits of chamber membership… ● Connect Our breakfasts, lunches and after-hours events offer a variety of ways to network and connect with other members as well as the public.

● Education workshops Whether a session on the latest trends in social media for business, or a discussion on a human resource issue, we bring the specialists in to share their expertise. ● Lunch and Learn Lively topics, great networking and great food! The Chamber’s monthly luncheon is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Waukegan Public Library.

● Advocacy We represent our constituents’ interests when a local, regional, state or federal issue impacts them and collaborate with other partners on issues where appropriate. We share information through our regular communications.

● Business After Hours Hosted by a different Chamber member business each month, this casual after-hours event is always a fun time to catch up with colleagues, or serve as host and showcase your products and/or services. (5-7 p.m., third Thursdays)


● Wake up with Waukegan Series of educational events to connect the community with local business leaders. Guest speakers cover a range of topics and food and beverage is catered to all in attendance. GET NOTICED Among our initiatives are publications that reach every household and beyond, cooperative advertising opportunities and, of course, terrific online promotional opportunities.

For more information, visit or contact the Chamber office at (847) 623-6800 or OUR PLATINUM CHAMBER SPONSORS

● The Chamber’s community website Every Chamber business is listed in our online business directory free of charge. ● City of Waukegan Community Guide This is THE annual guide for the City of Waukegan delivered in the spring to over 13,000 businesses and residents in our community. In addition to civic information and community contacts it also features an alphabetical and categorical listing of all chamber members, free of charge. For those desiring a greater presence, display advertising is available exclusively for Chamber members. ● Newsletters & social media Our weekly e-newsletter offers the opportunity for members to share their news with our email networks. Simply forward your events with a hyperlink or PDF for more information and we’ll be happy to pass it on. Let us also share your news through our Facebook page and Linkedin accounts! 9

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● Facilitating connections Exploring an idea, looking for the right contact or just need a little guidance? Contact our staff – we will be happy to try to direct you to the right people or answer.

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2018 CHAMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS APRIL 4 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library 19 ❙ Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. Holiday Inn Express MAY 1 ❙ Wake Up with Waukegan 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Glen Flora Country Club 2 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library 17 ❙ Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. Signature Flight Support JUNE 6 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library 13 ❙ Annual Golf Outing Glen Flora Country Club 13 ❙ Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. Glen Flora Country Club

AUGUST 1 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library 7 ❙ Wake Up with Waukegan 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m. 16 ❙ Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. 17 North Bar & Grill NOVEMBER

SEPTEMBER 5 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library 20 ❙ Multi-Chamber Event 5-7 p.m. Waukegan Yacht Club OCTOBER

JULY 11 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library 13-14 ❙ Scoop Waukegan 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Downtown Waukegan

3 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library 18 ❙ Business After Hours 5-7 p.m.

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7 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library 15 ❙ Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. Heart of the City DECEMBER 5 ❙ Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waukegan Public Library Annual Holiday Party 5-7 p.m. Genesee Theatre

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Business After Hours Third Thursday of every month Business Networking 5 to 7 p.m. Lunch & Learns Business development workshops Located at the Waukegan Public Library First Wednesday of every month 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scholarship Awards Dinner May

Wake Up with Waukegan Breakfast and speaker series, 7-8:30 a.m. 2018 Dates Feb. 27, Bonnie Brook Golf Course (Annual Meeting) May 1, Glen Flora Country Club Aug. 7 Nov. 6

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Multi-Chamber Mega Event Sept. 20, 2018 Waukegan Yacht Club 5 to 7:30 p.m.


YOU'RE INVITED! Event: 12th Annual Golf Outing Date: June 13, 2018 Time: Registration begins at 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon and Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Location: Glen Flora Country Club Presented by: The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce The Chamber's annual fund-raising golf event will be held at the beautiful Glen Flora Country Club with our Business after Hours to follow immediately afterwards. You won’t want

to miss the opportunity to golf at this great location and visit the stunning clubhouse with readily available food and drink. Established in 1911, Glen Flora is a country club unlike any other. Known as The “Hidden Gem,” it offers a unique blend of timeless tradition and contemporary amenities which create a special environment. A classic course design provides an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our golf outing is the perfect environment for building relationships and creating memories. Each year, the Waukegan Chamber strives 11

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to continue moving our community forward by supporting our local businesses and residents. Our annual scholarship program is one of the many ways we give back to our local community by awarding two $1,000 scholarships to two Waukegan High School seniors. Our annual golf outing draws over 100 supporters, volunteers and participating businesses, and registration fills up quickly. Register today at www.waukeganchamber. org and reserve a sponsorship package at your favorite hole! Sponsors will be prominently featured at the event. CITY OF WAUKEGAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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COMMUNITY INTRODUCTION Welcome to Waukegan, Illinois, where bigcity amenities and small-town charm blend to form a community that is culturally rich, economically secure and family friendly. With an area of nearly 25 miles, Waukegan is home to over 88,000 residents. 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 diverse blend of cultures, backgrounds and ethnic heritages. Residents are provided excellent educational

CITY OF WAUKEGAN AT A GLANCE Population: 89,078 Housing units: 30,746 Area: 24.41 square miles County: Lake Township: Waukegan Government: Mayor-Aldermanic Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1859 Distance from Chicago: 37 miles Elementary Schools: Carman-Buckner Elementary

opportunities with award-winning schools and parks. Waukegan provides easy access to major transportation systems along with a vital School, Andrew Cooke Magnet School, Greenwood Elementary School, Lyon Magnet School, Oakdale Elementary School, John S. Clark Elementary School, Glen Flora Elementary School, Hyde Park Elementary School, H. R. McCall Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Clearview Elementary School, Glenwood Elementary School, Little Fort Elementary School, North Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School Middle Schools: Robert Abbot Middle School, Jack

downtown and thriving business climate. We also are home to some of the most picturesque residential areas in Northern Illinois. It’s 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 firsthand. We guarantee that once you come for a visit, you’ll want to stay for a lifetime.

Benny Middle School, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Miguel Juarez Middle School, Daniel Webster Middle School High schools: WHS-Washington Campus, WHSBrookside Campus, Alternative/Optional Education Center Area churches: Over 44 in the Waukegan area Health care: Vista Health System, Oak Street Health, Lake Behavioral Health, PromptMed Urgent Care, Waukegan Immediate Care Center


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with the Windy City, but with Milwaukee and Kenosha, Wisconsin, which are just a short drive to the north. Highways also take commuters to the numerous corporate headquarters and office parks that are located in other Lake and northern Cook County suburbs. “I work with a lot of people who either grew up in Waukegan or went to school there, and with all the improvements that are being made, they want to stay in the city,” Smith said. Along the city’s harbor, a festival area called Harbor’s Edge will be expanded to include Siver Park across the street, plus a new stage, temporary retail space and a three-season pavilion. In summer 2017 that area hosted five music and food festivals, featuring more than 40 local, regional and international musical and cultural acts, spanning country, blues and Latino genres. A monthly project with the punning name “ArtWauk” also has helped turn downtown


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“A lot of times people will put their home on the market and end up with multiple offers.”

Waukegan into a beehive of activity for visual artists. Also downtown is the almost-century-old Genesee Theatre that has been taken over by the city and totally renovated. It now draws people from all over the region to see shows by a who’s-who of A-list musicians and comedians each week. Meanwhile, the local Three Brothers Theatre stages live community theater. Smith said this spirit of rehab has extended into the residential neighborhoods too, as the many homes left over from the 19th- and early 20th century attract people who yearn to live in a “painted lady” or some other Victorian or Georgian abode. “I actually sold a home on Julian Street that Abraham Lincoln had slept in,” Smith said. Rehabbed or not, Waukegan offers the homebuyer a wide variety of choices, from classic Victorian to mid-century ranch, from vintage farmhouse to mail-order bungalow.


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There is something for everyone at the Waukegan Park District. PROGRAMS AND EVENTS The Waukegan Park District offers yearround, programs and special events that are family focused and entertain the entire community. The annual lineup begins with the New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge at the Lakefront. The event, sponsored by the park district, City of Waukegan and Chamber of Commerce, attracts close to 2,000 people; nearly 400 of them jump into the icy waters of Lake Michigan to support special recreation athletes. Eggstravaganza Trail, a free community event, held the Saturday before Easter, showcases the Easter Bunny and family, all interacting with children and handing out eggs filled with goodies. Two events occur on the first day of June: the Fishing Derby at Bevier Park and the free Ray Bradbury Dandelion Wine Festival at Bowen Park with art, vendors and performances throughout the day. The American Independence Parade, held the Sunday before July 4, is the largest annual special event of the year with almost 100 parade entries. The parade travels from Franklin Avenue to Bowen Park on Sheridan Road. Touch a Truck and National Night Out on the first Friday in August, held at the lakefront in partnership with the city, gives children an opportunity to meet fire and police personnel and experience many big vehicles and trucks. Two fall events at Bowen Park are Day of the Dead, a cultural celebration of family and ancestors, and Halloweenfest, which attracts entire families who are in costume. They enjoy free games, crafts, themed entertainment and rides. The Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus present several concerts throughout the year culminating with the Do It Yourself Messiah and Carol Sing Along held the third Saturday in December at the First United

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Methodist Church in Waukegan. In addition, the Bowen Park Theatre will begin to offer performances again in 2019. GOLF AND MORE Bonnie Brook Golf Course is an 18-hole, impeccably manicured, championship golf course and a popular place for corporate golf outings. The clubhouse hosts Tuesday Tacos and Tunes, Wednesday night dinners, a Friday Night Fish Fry and last Sunday of the month brunches for the public. Reservations are suggested for all; plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day at Bonnie Brook. Call to make plans for your next special occasion, corporate meeting or holiday party in the updated dining room. You can’t beat the view or staff attention to detail and assistance in planning your event. FITNESS The Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center is a hub of activity for the community. The two-level fitness center overlooks beautiful Hinkston Park and boasts a large selection of strengthening, weight lifting and cardio equipment along with a suspended one-seventh mile walking/running track. The six-court gymnasium hosts volleyball and basketball play and leagues. The aquatics center features three

pools, an eight-lane, 25-yard competition ready lap pool, a warm water hydrotherapy pool with resistance current and children’s pool and splash area. The competition pool is home to the Waukegan Dolphins Swim Team. During the 2017-18 academic year, all second-grade students in Waukegan were offered a free field trip to the field house sponsored by the Waukegan Parks Foundation in partnership with the School District. Several fitness events are held during the year. A spring tradition is the Go Waukegan walk that highlights how the simple act of walking 30 minutes each day can reduce the incidence of lifestyle related diseases, such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Others include a minitriathlon in the spring and in the fall, the George Bridges 5K Run/Walk and Turkey Trot. PARKS Belvidere Park received a new name, Corrine J. Rose Park, and will undergo renovation that will be completed in 2019. Both the pool and playground will be replaced and new restrooms, picnic shelters and concession stand added. The Washington Park historic bandshell is home to a June music series and Veterans Plaza hosts Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies. The oldest park in Waukegan, Roosevelt Park is a conservation success with its walkway through restored wetlands, permeable paver parking lot, and natural vegetation. It is designed to help clean Waukegan River water headed to Lake Michigan. ABOUT THE PARK DISTRICT Waukegan Park District is nationally recognized with top honors from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the National Gold Medal award and accreditation by the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.

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HISTORY Housed in an 1843 Victorian home, the Waukegan Historical Society museum contains relics from 189 years of the city’s past, including a bed once slept in by a future president named Lincoln and the authentic reproduction of a typical family home in the 1870s. To fans of pop culture all over the world, Waukegan will forever be known as the hometown of comedian Jack Benny The Genesee Theatre was built in 1927. and science fiction/fantasy author Ray Bradbury. million with the help of over 120 volunteers. Perhaps it was only natural that Jack Benny The Genesee reopened on Dec. 3, 2004 and has – who was born Benny Kubelsky and lived in been reclaiming its old glory ever since. Waukegan until he left to seek fame as a star The top names in show business now come of vaudeville, radio, TV and movies – would to the Genesee to put on several live shows per go into show biz. The Waukegan he grew week, and they draw audiences from all over up in between 1894 and 1912 has had many the Chicago area and southeast Wisconsin. For connections to Hollywood. example, the Genesee’s bookings in spring 2018 included Boyz II Men, Jay Leno, Daughtry, MOTION PICTURE INVENTOR Paula Poundstone and Lisa Lampanelli – all within just a one-month period. Ty Rohrer, museum supervisor for the The Genesee is now complemented by Waukegan Historical Society, said those the nearby nonprofit Three Brothers theater connections began very early for the city. A company, which describes itself as “an ensemble local inventor, Edward Amet, was among of artists … dedicated to the belief that theatres many around the world at the turn of the 20th should be driven by artists.” Our mission is century who raced to be the first to develop to create theatre that is different, vital and the motion-picture camera. Amet’s invention, (mostly) fun.” called the magnascope, was both a camera and a projector. FAMOUS RESIDENTS “He is recognized for the way he started to make movies,” Rohrer said. “He ventured away One of the Genesee’s most famous from using his camera as a way to just record performances came in 1939 when Jack Benny natural events, and he was actually using actors held the world premiere of his movie “Man and actresses and then later sets with models.” About Town” at the Genesee. Benny never “Morning Exercise,” a short comedy by forget where he came from and became Amet, featured local women Bess Bower Dunn Waukegan’s biggest advertisement as he and Isabelle Spoor boxing in skirts. mentioned his hometown repeatedly on his Believed to be the first actresses cast in a radio and TV shows. movie, Dunn was also Lake County’s first Although Benny was born in a hospital in woman historian. The recently opened Bess Chicago, he often referred to having been “born Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County was and raised in Waukegan.” On a 1959 episode of named for her.

– Jack Benny

the TV game show “What’s My Line?,” Benny joked, “They say that I put Waukegan on the map. But it’s not true. Waukegan really put me on the map,” by bringing him into the world. The comedian also came back when School District 60 dedicated Jack Benny Middle School. Rohrer said Benny, who pretended to be a lousy violin player as part of his act, last visited the city as a guest performer for the first-ever performance of the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra. Another world-famous native was Ray Bradbury (“Fahrenheit 451,” “The Martian Chronicles”). His fictional city of Green Town, mentioned in such works as “Dandelion Wine” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” was largely based on Waukegan. Before he died in 2012, the community created a Bradbury Walk, guiding guests along a walking tour through the city that stops at sites important to the artist’s life and writings. More than 50 movies as well as several television shows have been filmed in Waukegan, including parts of “The Blues Brothers,” “Groundhog Day,” “Batman Begins” and most recently “Chicago Fire.” The historic Genesee Theatre attracts the top names in show business.

HISTORIC THEATER At one time the city had 40 theaters. During the Roaring ’20s the premiere entertainment venue was the Genesee Theatre, which was built in 1927 at a then eye-popping cost of $1 million. Lake County residents swarmed there to watch not only movies but traveling vaudeville shows, plays and concerts. Remarkably, the historic Genesee has again become the premiere venue 90 years later. As the movie business moved to giant multiplexes, the Waukegan gem went out of business in 1989 and sat empty for a decade. But the City of Waukegan purchased the building in 1999 and began renovations at a cost of almost $23 17

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sandwiches, wraps, salads and an excellent selection of appetizers. Daily lunch specials provide a great value. Enjoy a wide selection of beer and wine, and you won’t find a bigger selection of whiskey anywhere in town. Try your hand at video gaming, darts, ping pong and arcade games. Karaoke every Friday. TR’s Front Row On Greenwood 219 W. Greenwood Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087 (847)623-BEER(2337) RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE Green Town Tavern 110 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-1001 Green Town Tavern is that special place where all the locals hang out, but newcomers will always feel at home. With a friendly staff and a menu full of comfort foods, your first time here will not be your last! 17 North Bar & Grill 17 N. Genesee Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847)623-WINE(9463) Established in 2013, 17 North is a great place to gather with friends for food, drink and fun. Its full menu offers the area’s best burgers,

Established in 2009, TR’s Front Row has become the go-to spot to catch all the action from your favorite teams. With plenty of TVs, you will always have a front row seat for your favorite games. TR’s offers excellent burgers, sandwiches and a wide selection of appetizers. Enjoy video gaming and darts. The beer garden features a fire pit to warm up those cool night. Play horseshoes and bags. Listen to live music every Saturday. The Taproom 36 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847)662-BEER(2337) Established in 2016, The Taproom is a classic comfortable place to meet for drinks. Enjoy a soon-to-be-famous Taproom burger. Stop in for a drink after work and take advantage of daily and happy hour specials.


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Taqueria Los Comales Mexican Restaurant 635 N. McAree Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 244-5203 Savor the best authentic Mexican food in town: classic tacos prepared with the meat of your choice, Carne Asada, chicken or shrimp fajitas, Menudo (only served on weekends) and the tastiest Carne en su Jugo. Established in 2001, the restaurant was founded as Taqueria Los Comales. In 2016, new management took over, with new recipes and higher quality ingredients to provide the best Mexican flavor experience in town. Anastasia’s ❙ (847) 688-1317 ❙ 3880 NorthPoint Blvd., Waukegan, IL 60085 Cracken Cakes & More ❙ (847) 603-4966 ❙ 38594 N. Sheridan Rd., Beach Park, IL 60099 Rosati’s ❙ (847) 336-0100 ❙ 226 N. Sheridan Rd., Waukegan, IL 60085 Shelby’s ❙ (847) 423-8162 ❙ 2800 S. River Rd., ❙ Des Plaines, IL 60018 South Park International ❙ (847) 336-6436 ❙ 102 S. Park, Waukegan, IL 60085


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“Waukegan is known as that destination to come experience art,” city spokesman David Motley has said. One of the biggest reasons is a monthly event punningly named ArtWauk.

Co. and the Three Brothers Theatre. The organizers for Art Wauk explain that “the basic model is this: A property owner gives keys to a small retail space to one of our ArtWauk artists. The artist rallies the troops to re-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 whole volunteer force then turns into a marketing machine, distributing thousands of fliers by hand and utilizing social media to draw crowds downtown. The ROI for the property owners is hundreds of people walking through their spaces, looking at our signs reminding them that the property is available for rent. Every single one of the spaces we worked on has now been rented to a paying tenant. “Property owners have been thrilled, business owners are making money, and the overall perception of downtown has dramatically improved.”

FILLING DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES WITH ART The concept of the wauk/walk was first developed in 2002 by Waukegan artists to fill vacant downtown properties with art. Since 2011 an Art Wauk has been held on the third Saturday of every month, giving visitors a chance to tour art galleries, hear music, and enjoy food and drink in as many as 20 locations. Every month different artwork, artists and spaces are involved. Locations participating include the Karcher Art Loft, the Family Piano

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TOP GALLERY EXHIBITS ATTRACT VISITORS Galleries participating in ArtWauk have hosted internationally, nationally and locally known artists who work in a variety of media with diverse 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 the exhibit entitled “Texture.” A curated show from the Richard Harris Art Collection attracted firsttime visitors to Waukegan, including families in town for graduation at Naval Station Great Lakes, art enthusiasts from Chicago and Milwaukee, and Genesee Theatre patrons who made a point of arriving early specifically to see the exhibit. Original works by Rembrandt, ToulouseLautrec, van Ultrect, Albrecht Dürer, Jasper Johns, Marcos Raya and Robert Mapplethorpe were among the museum-quality pieces featured.

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The Mic in the Karcher Artspace holds spoken-word showcases monthly and experiments with pairing performance and visual arts. 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 making people laugh at the Genesee Theatre, Three Brothers Theatre may be showcasing the world premiere of an up-andcoming playwright, and punk bands may be at the Burgundy Room – within blocks of each other.

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ATTRACTIONS, DINING AND LODGING ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Glen Flora Country Club 2200 N Sheridan Rd., Waukegan IL 60087 (847) 244-6300 Established in 1911, Glen Flora is a country club unlike any other. Known as The Hidden Gem, it offers a unique blend of timeless tradition and contemporary amenities that create a special environment. A classic course design provides an enjoyable and memorable experience. More than just great golf, Glen Flora also boasts impressive dining and pool and tennis facilities that create the perfect environment for building relationships and creating memories. Artspace ❙ 829-9986 ❙ 405 Washington St., Waukegan, IL 60085 Genesee Theatre ❙ (847) 406-3146 ❙ 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085 Planet Fitness ❙ (847) 249-9800 ❙ 2223 N. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085 Three Brother’s Theatre ❙ (319) 621-0024 ❙ 115 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085

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EDUCATION Waukegan provides excellent learning opportunities for its students at the elementary, high school and college levels. WAUKEGAN DISTRICT 60 The largest school district in Lake County, Waukegan District 60 serves about 17,000 students from prekindergarten through 12th grade. It entered the 2017-2018 school year with a reorganized high school, a new summer school program, after-school sports and academics and an expanded project to equip every older student with a laptop computer. Since 2009, Waukegan High School students had been randomly attending either the school’s Washington Campus or its Brookside Campus. But under a reorganization that began in fall 2017, all juniors and seniors now attend the Washington Campus while all freshmen and sophomores go to the campus on Brookside Avenue. The shift included a physical makeover of Washington’s facilities in summer 2017, to be followed by work at Brookside in summer 2018. No matter which campus they use, Waukegan High students each have been issued a Chromebook laptop since 2015. “Once students saw the benefit of that, the desire quickly grew to expand this program,” said Nicholas Alajakis, Waukegan District 60 spokesman, and the district now offers every middle-school student a Chromebook, too. “Technology is the future,” Alajakis said. “The way students are learning today is changing monthly, not just every year.” In grades K-5, meanwhile, the district has added three new after-school activities for children. Programs named Strive High and On The Move give extra support for literacy skills.

“The way students are learning today is changing monthly, not just every year.” – Nicholas Alajakis Waukegan School District 60

JAMS offers after-school sports programs in basketball, indoor soccer, outdoor soccer and volleyball. Fourth- and fifth-graders compete in teams while younger kids learn the ropes in sports clinics. Acting on requests from parents, the district started offering summer school for students in kindergarten through eighth grade in summer 2017. “In summer 2018 we’re looking to expand that by offering more seats,” Alajakis said. “This is helping students to prepare for the next grade and to give them enriching curriculum in English, math and the STEM fields, during the time when that summer loss often takes hold.” COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY The College of Lake County’s Lakeshore Campus offers residents of northeast Lake County an opportunity to pursue higher education close to home. The campus is located at 33 N. Genesee St. in downtown Waukegan. It offers courses leading to associate degrees and


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several career preparation certificate programs, including dental hygiene, phlebotomy, nurse assisting and medical assisting. The campus also offers high school equivalency preparation courses, English as a Second Language and noncredit continuing education courses. On-site student support services include counseling, advising, registration, financial aid, tutoring, computer labs, a writing center, the nationally accredited Children’s Learning Center, free covered parking, a library, student life and outreach. An exciting $48 million construction project to expand and consolidate the Lakeshore Campus will offer even greater educational opportunities. Plans call for creating a vibrant streetscape along Genesee Street, Madison Street and Sheridan Road, the site of a new building with sweeping views of Lake Michigan from a top-floor meeting and conference center. The project also includes renovating CLC’s buildings at 33 and 111 N. Genesee St., creating attractive outdoor spaces and building a second-story bridge from the college’s parking garage to the buildings. A request for construction bids is expected to go out in early 2019, with construction planned to start in fall 2019 and be completed in 2022.


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SCHOOLS College of Lake County 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030 (847) 543-2000 College of Lake County (Lakeshore Campus) 33 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 543-2191

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep 3106 Belvidere Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (224) 215-9400 Chicago Community Learning Center 222 N. County St. B, Waukegan, IL 60085 (773) 506-1503

Annual scholarship opportunity for High School graduates The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer up to two $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates and residents of Waukegan. Applications are judged by service to the community, interviews and response to essay. If you or someone you know qualify for this program, please visit our website at for more information.

Robert Morris University – Illinois Lake County Branch 1507 N. Waukegan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 578-6000

On behalf of the Lake County Regional Office of Education Best Wishes to The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce

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WAUKEGAN PUBLIC LIBRARY Since 1898, Waukegan Public Library has been committed to making a difference in the community. Through information and readers’ services, programs, classes, exhibits, print and digital collections and more, Waukegan Public Library serves an average of 1,000 patrons of all ages every day. The library’s innovative services and communityfocused work was recognized in 2013 with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor given to museums and libraries in the country. ESSENTIAL SERVICES Waukegan Public Library is dedicated to enriching the lives of Waukegan residents through learning, from early childhood to adulthood. The library’s collection includes books, magazines, DVDs & Blu-Ray discs, audiobooks and e-books. The library provides internet access, public access computers, collaborative workstations, study rooms and meeting rooms. A small café space and the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library’s

book sale provide opportunities for patrons to gather together, work together and support the library’s work. The library brings the community together for a variety of fun events throughout the year, including its free summer concert series. Find a full calendar of events for all ages at CHILDREN’S & FAMILY SERVICES Waukegan Public Library offers a variety of world-class opportunities for children to learn and grow. The award-winning Early Learning Center (ELC), located in the Children’s Department on the lower level, is an innovative, museum-like bilingual learning environment. Sponsored by North Shore Gas, the ELC teaches preschool concepts like letter, number and color recognition through a fun theme. Supportive programming includes story times for children from birth through age 7, hands-on programs for kids in grades 3-8, homework help during the school year and family activities.


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YOUNG ADULT & ADULT SERVICES Information and readers’ services are available to young adults (high schoolers and older) and adults, with librarians ready to help with research requests, technology assistance, notary services and more. Programming for young adults includes an open study space, leadership council and college preparatory workshop series – as well as enrichment programs. Opportunities for adults include monthly book club, seasonal reading programs, volunteering and cultural programming. LEARNING SERVICES The library is committed to supporting Waukegan through a lifetime of learning – wherever you are on your journey. For adult learners, the library offers a full suite of classes: come to the library to learn how to use a computer, how to find a job or how to access health care and live more healthfully. Adult learners at the library receive support from volunteer tutors to work on reading, math and


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writing skills. English language learners can practice their skills in a group conversational class or with an ESL tutor. More information about the library’s classes is available at MEETING, STUDY AND FAMILY ROOMS


The library offers a number of different spaces for public use, including study rooms for teens and adults on the main floor and children’s and family study rooms in the Children’s Department on the lower level. Two meeting rooms are available for use by larger groups, each equipped with computers, projectors and other tools. For more information and to reserve a room, visit CONVENIENT LOCATIONS The main library is located at the heart of downtown Waukegan, at the intersection of County and Clayton streets. All programming and services are available at the main library building, which offers free parking with validated ticket through the city garage at the corner of County and Clayton. A branch located within the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse offers a selection of materials for all ages, Wi-Fi and public access computers, and free pickup of materials placed on hold. Free parking is available in the Hinkston Park Fieldhouse parking lot, which is also home to a library dropbox for easy returns.

EMBEDDED IN THE COMMUNITY What sets Waukegan Public Library apart is its commitment to the community and its key role as a partner with other organizations. Through partnerships, the library connects patrons to services provided by Youth and Family Counseling, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, Vista Health, PADS Lake County and more, conveniently scheduled on a regular basis at the library.


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Numerous community organizations call the library home for their regular meetings, including the Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch and Learn Series, Waukegan Main Street’s monthly Business Roundtable and regular meetings of Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County, RESPOND. Learn all about your Waukegan Public Library at


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HEALTH CARE VISTA HEALTH CARE Vista Health System has been a major health care provider in Lake County since 1891 and remains committed to delivering exceptional care to the community. Vista is a health system consisting of Vista Medical Center East, which is a level 2 trauma emergency room; the Vista Lindenhurst campus that includes the Vista Ambulatory Care Center; Lindenhurst Surgery Center LLC; the Vista Freestanding Emergency Center; and the Vista Medical Office Building. The health system also has several locations for imaging, patient therapy and physician practices throughout Lake County. Vista Health System is devoted to excellence

in patient health care and has achieved status as certified Centers of Excellence in Chest Pain, Advance Stroke Care and many other critical areas of patient care. Focused on bringing its patients current technology and surgical procedures, and more importantly, highly trained professionals, Vista Health System works hard every day to be a place of healing, caring and connection for patients and families in the community. Vista Health System proudly supports the Waukegan Chamber of Commerce as a corporate sponsor. For more information, visit www. or call (847) 360-3000.

US HEALTHVEST/ LBH LBH is a free-standing 46-bed adult (18+) inpatient psychiatric hospital. The hospital provides both inpatient and intensive outpatient programming, including resources for dual diagnosis and patients seeking substance abuse treatment. Lake Behavioral Hospital offers free assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hospital works with many insurance plans and can accept direct admissions 24 hours a day. Lake Behavioral Hospital will have a brand-new state of the art facility built on the existing campus and will be completed by fall 2019. This will include 146 beds and will have a full range of services from adolescent through geriatric. Contact the intake department at (847) 360-2017 with questions or to schedule a free assessment.


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Dieck, Arenas & Assoc., P.C. 700 S. Lewis Ave., Ste. 260 Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 336-6784 Mobile Accounting P.O. Box 8664 Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 321-6859

ADVERTISING & MEDIA 102.3 XLC Radio 3250 Belvidere Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085.......... (847) 336-7900 x257 Blue Sky Marketing Group 633 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 100 Northbrook, IL 60062 ..................(847) 276-1273 Daily Herald 155 E. Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 .........(847) 427-4677 GMedia Wraps 13655 W. Irma Lee Ct., #100 Lake Forest, IL 60045 .................(847) 636-6389 La Nueva Semana 1180 E. Dundee Rd. Palatine, IL 60074 ......................(847) 239-4815 Little Fort Media 113 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 244-9666

Challenge Unlimited 4 Emmie L. Kaus Ln. Alton, IL 62002 ................ (618) 465-0044 x1028

Jack-Son Auto Sales 712 S. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 244-4411

Concordia University 10222 74th St., Ste. 110 Kenosha, WI 53142 ....................(262) 697-8260

Larsen Marine Service, Inc. 625 Sea Horse Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 336-5456

ElderCARE Lake County 410 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 376-9358

Signature Flight Support 3550 N. McAree Rd. Waukegan, IL 60087...................(847) 336-9220

Greater Waukegan Development Coalition 13 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 440-2021

Thornton’s, Inc. 3233 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(502) 327-7297

Puerto Rican Society 150 S. Milwaukee Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 662-1459

Transmission Solutions, Inc. 49-C Le Baron St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 625-1700

Rotary Club of Waukegan P.O Box 8728 Waukegan, IL 60079...................(262) 748-0708

Waukegan Harbor & Marina 55 N. Harbor Pl. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 244-3133

Waukegan Arts Council 39 Jack Benny Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 650-1549

Wheels of Chicago 415 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(773) 247-4700

Waukegan Band Foundation P.O. Box 8936 Waukegan, IL 60079 Waukegan Main Street 214 Washington St., 2nd Fl. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 623-6650

Shaw Media 7714 Rte. 31 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 ................(847) 722-0743


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES A-List Limousine Service, Inc. 2504 Washington St., #205A Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 949-8770 Comcast Business Services 1500 McConnor Pkwy. Schaumburg, IL 60173 ...............(224) 229-5111

All-Star Car Wash 527 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 336-9274

Dylan Blake Photography 509 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 419-5623

Atturo Tire 3250 N. OakGrove Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087...................(224) 772-8508

Express Employment Professionals 2728 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 782-7268

AT&T Waukegan Waukegan, IL 60085................... (847).887.0101

Classic Dealer Group 515 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 336-4300

Family Piano Company 114 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 775-1920

Boy Scouts of America NE IL 2745 Skokie Valley Rd. Highland Park, IL 60035..............(224) 465-7851

General Mitchell International Airport 5300 S. Howell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207 .................(414) 747-4545

Feldco Windows and Doors 125 E. Oakton St. Des Plaines, IL 60018 .................(708) 437-4027

CAP Lake County 1200 W. Glen Flora Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 249-4330

Grease Monkey 821 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 662-5900

Howe Security, Inc. 116 N. Waukegan Rd. Lake Bluff, IL 60044 ...................(847) 582-1060

ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Associated Bank 1 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 623-3800


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MEMBERS BY CATEGORY Laura Rodriguez Photography 832 Prescott St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 693-6004

Karcher Artspace Lofts 405 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 829-9986

North Chicago Community Bank 1801 Sheridan Rd. North Chicago, IL 60064 .............(847) 473-3006

PRO/DATA PAYROLL SERVICES, INC. 1125 Tri-State Pkwy., Ste. 710 Gurnee, IL 60031........................(847) 775-0900

Planet Fitness 2223 N. Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087...................(847) 249-9800

Ray Vukovich Consulting 1703 Hyde Park Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 702-1290

Tap Room Gaming Northbrook, IL 60062 ..................(855) 438-7568

Primerica Financial Services — Cornell Sinclair 3455 Salt Creek Ln., Ste. 400 Arlington Heights, IL 60005 .........(847) 275-5711

Travel On Park 1539 Henry Pl. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 775-1225 Tropical Tan 1151 N. GreenBay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 672-9310 Westgate Funerals and Tributes 616 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 662-8000 Why Piano Dennyse 1543 Monroe St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 219-2571 Xcel Staffing Solutions 2701 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 261-2550

COMPUTERS & TELECOMMUNICATIONS AT&T Waukegan 988 S. Waukegan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 887-0101

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Genesee Theatre 203 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 782-2366 Glen Flora Country Club 2200 N. Sheridan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60087...................(847) 244-6300 Harbor’s Edge 175 Harbor Pl. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(815) 451-8976 The Harbor’s Edge 175 S. Harbor Pl. Waukegan, IL 60086...................(847) 996-0115

Three Brothers Theatre 115 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(319) 621-0024

FINANCE & INSURANCE Armor Wealth Group 7101 N. Cicero Ave., #108 Lincolnwood, IL 60712 ................(847) 224-8871 Benefit Partners Group, Inc. 1850 W. Winchester Rd., Ste. 103 Libertyville, IL 60048 ...................(847) 247-8811 Consumers Credit Union 2626 N. IL Rte. 83 Round Lake Beach, IL 60073.......(847) 265-5541 Edward Jones Investments — Mark Harms 114 S. Genesee St., Ste. 503 Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 263-1480 First Midwest Bank 214 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 473-6005 Horizon Benefits Services 130 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 746-6115 Landa Insurance Group 1800 Nations Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031........................(847) 672-9305 Leading Edge Financial Consultants, Ltd. 404 Chateau Dr. Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-6708 .....(847) 722-5390 Nauta Insurance 2111 Washington Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 662-8750 NorStates Bank 1601 N. Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 775-8200

GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION & NONPROFITS 4 Seasons Residential Services, FIST Inc. 680 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 231-3039 Alexian Brothers The Harbor 826 North Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(773) 327-9921 American Cancer Society 100 Tri-State International, Ste. 125 Lincolnshire, IL 60069.................(847) 317-0366 City of Waukegan 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 599-2500 Clean Power Lake County 410 Grand Ave., Ste. A Waukegan, IL 60085...................(502) 395-8683 College of Lake County 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030 ....................(847) 543-2113 Employee Connections 2504 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 360-7177 Heart of the City Sports 218 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 214-3098 Lake County Baptist Temple & School 1550 W. Yorkhouse Rd. Waulkegan, IL 60085 ..................(224) 612-1375 Lake County Regional Office of Education 800 Lancer Ln., E-128 Grayslake, IL 60030-2656 ..........(847) 543-7491 LEARN Charter School 3021 W. Carroll Ave. Chicago, IL 60612 ......................(773) 358-3904


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Statewide Insurance Solutions 36911 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 689-4649


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MEMBERS BY CATEGORY Menta Academy — North 621 Belvidere Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(630) 632-5487 One Hope United — Lake Villa 215 N. Milwaukee Ave. Lake Villa, IL 60046 ....................(847) 245-6553 One Hope United — Waukegan 2115 Ernie Krueger Cir. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 245-6800 Optimum Wellness Center 1109 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 944-7701 Switch Lanes 2424 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(262) 842-5263 Vance Wyatt 18 N. County St. Waukegan, IL 60064...................(224) 419-4509 Veterans of Foreign Wars 1550 Grand Ave., Ste. C Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 336-4930 Waukegan High School — Social Science 1201 N. Sheridan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(815) 861-1922 Waukegan Park District 2000 Belvidere St. Waukegan, IL 60085-6172 .........(847) 360-4721 Waukegan Public Library 128 N. County St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 623-2041 Weebits for Families 15 Commerce Dr., Ste. 116 Grayslake, IL 60030 ....................(224) 360-2542

GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, NONPROFITS & INDIVIDUALS Rita Mayfield 120 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085................... (847).599.2800


Avery Family Denstistry 3461 Sunset Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087...................(847) 662-6080 Family Chiropractic & Sports Rehab 2504 Washington St., Ste. 200B Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 637-8335 Independence Center 2025 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085........ (847) 360-1020 x1022


All Season’s Landscaping 520 W. Madison St., Ste. #1 Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 715-2950 Joel Kennedy Constructing Group P.O. Box 509 Gurnee, IL 60031........................(847) 360-8080


Lucy’s Home Care Express 810 W. Glen Flora Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 599-8181

Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys 946 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(708) 222-2222

Medline Industries 1160 S. Northpoint Blvd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 775-6093

Lake County Bar Association 300 Grand Ave., Ste. A Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 244-3143

Oak Street Health 3210 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 220-4103

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C 218 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 249-1227

PromptMed Urgent Care 724 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 901-8400 Right Healthcare Ventures 1207 Hidden Lake Dr. Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 ..............(847) 922-1276 Straight Up Spine and Posture 1390 N. Green Bay Rd., Ste. B Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 656-5778 Talecris Plasma Resources 2609 W. Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 599-9600 Vista Health System 1324 N. Sheridan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 360-4004 Waukegan Immediate Care Center 1075 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 782-7120

LODGING, TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION Courtyard by Marriott 3800 Northpoint Blvd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 689-8000 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waukegan 611 Lakehurst Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 473-4400 Residence Inn by Marriott 1440 S. White Oak Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 689-9240 Southwire 1530 Shields Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 672-2423 SpringHill Suites by Marriott 4101 Fountain Square Pl. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 688-9800

St. Anastasia Catholic Church 624 Douglas Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 623-8320


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Arcoa 3300 Washington St Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 249-7011

CBS Realtor’s 2436 Grand Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 249-0660

Asia Dynamics, Inc. 1565 S. Shields Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 688-9968

Lakes At Fountain Square Apartments 500 Lakehurst Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 689-4464

Chimney King P.O Box 8 Gurnee, IL 60031........................(847) 244-8860

The Landings at Amhurst Lake 1375 S. White Oak Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 785-7500

Sicilia’s — Italian Cookies & Pastries (847) 814-3398

Cornfields, Inc. 3830 Sunset Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087...................(847) 263-7000

@properties 412 W. Greenwood Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(312) 593-5008

The Taproom 36 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 662-2337

South Park International 102 S. Park Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 336-6436

Real Invest, Inc. 801 S. Lincoln Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 340-2400

Taqueria Los Comales Mexican Restaurant 635 N. McAree Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 244-5203

ULINE 12355 Uline Dr. Pleasant Prairie, WI 53144 ..........(847) 473-2001

RTO Properties 522 N. Sheridan Rd., 2nd Fl. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 672-4848

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

Visual Pak 1909 S. Waukegan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 689-1000

James D. Smith, RE/MAX Showcase 5445 Grand Ave., Ste. 200 Gurnee, IL 60031........................(847) 388-7513

Player’s Pub & Grill 1250 S. River Rd. Prospect Heights, IL 60067 .........(847) 623-7323 Rosati’s Pizza 226 N. Sheridan Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 336-0100 Shelby’s 2800 S. River Rd. Des Plaines, IL 60018 .................(847) 423-8162

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL A Cuban Experience 119 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 672-8088



Hansen Associates, Inc. 888 E. Belvidere Rd., Ste. 317 Grayslake, IL 60030 ....................(847) 986-3500

17 North Bar & Grill 17 N. Genesee St Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 623-6493

Bargains In A Box 3043 Belvidere Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(708) 583-1800

Office Plus of Lake County 1428 Glen Flora Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 662-5393

Anastasia’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge 3880 NorthPoint Blvd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 688-1317

Family Jewelry and Loan 422 N. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(224) 944-0728

Buffalo Wild Wings 3961 Fountain Square Dr. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 473-3194

Francene’s Jewelry 2601 9th Pkwy. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 962-4466

Deigan & Associates 28834 N. Herkey Dr., Unit 120 Lake Bluff, IL 60044 ...................(847) 578-5000

Cracken Cakes 38594 N. Sheridan Rd. Beach Park, IL 60099 .................(847) 603-4966

Schrank’s Smoke N’Gun 2010 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 662-4034

NRG — Midwest Generation 401 E. Greenwood Ave. Waukegan, IL 60087...................(847) 599-2261

Green Town Tavern 110 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 244-1001


La Canoa 50 S. Green Bay Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085...................(847) 602-2061


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RESIDENT INFORMATION IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Ste. 104 Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-6800 Waukegan City Hall 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 599-2500 Waukegan Park District 2000 Belvidere Rd. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 360-4700

Waukegan Township 149 S. Genesee St. Waukegan IL 60085 (847) 244-4900


Greater Waukegan Development Coalition 13 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 440-2021

City Clerk Janet Killkelly

Waukegan Main Street 214 Washington St. 2nd Flr. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-6650

Alderman 1st Ward Dr. Sylvia Sims Bolton

Administrators Mayor Sam Cunningham

Treasurer Dr. John Schwab

2nd Ward Patrick Seger

Waukegan Police Department (Non-emergency) (847) 599-2690

4th Ward David Villalobos 5th Ward Edith Newsome 6th Ward Larry TenPas 7th Ward Lisa May 8th Ward Bill Valko 9th Ward Ann Taylor

3rd Ward Greg Moisio

Metra automated help line (847) 599-2595

Waukegan Public Library 128 N. County St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-2041

ADVERTISER INDEX A-List Limousine Service. . . . . . . . . . . . Alexian Brothers Housing & Health Alliance . Arlington International Racecourse/ Waukegan OTB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caliber Gun Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . City of Waukegan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Classic Toyota • KIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . College of Lake County . . . . . . . . . . . . Deigan & Associates, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . ELITE Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erie HealthReach Waukegan . . . . . . . . . Family Chiropractic & Sports Rehab . . . . . First Midwest Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Flora Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . Marty Golden, CNE — @properties . . . . . Green Town Tavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grifols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lake Behavioral Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . 2018 COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE & MEMBER DIRECTORY

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Waukegan IL 2018 Community Guide and Member Directory  
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