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Waukegan is in the Far North Suburbs of the Chicagoland region of Illinois. It sits on Lake Michigan and it has a large harbor. It is the county seat of Lake County, Illinois.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Waukegan is located in close proximity to Interstate 94 and US Highway 41. Downtown Waukegan can be accessed from either using Grand Avenue or Washington Street.

By train[edit]

Metra lines serve Waukegan. The Union Pacific North Line runs between Kenosha and the Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago and serves Waukegan.

By plane[edit]

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the closest international airport to Waukegan. Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is the next closest international airport to Waukegan. Waukegan has the Waukegan Regional Airport, but is used for private flights.

Get around[edit]

Charter Services[edit]

  • A American Coach, 3100 Central Ave.
  • Gadson’s Charter, 2801 Grandville Ct.
  • Lake County Transportation Services, 2835 Belvidere Rd.


  • ABC Cab Co., 2425 Washington St.
  • Anchor Taxi, 550 N Green Bay Rd.
  • Checker Cab of Northern Illinois, 2835 Belvidere Rd.
  • Waukegan Yellow, 2835 Belvidere Rd.


  • Pace Suburban Bus System.


  • Genesee Theatre203 N Genesee St.. The Genesee Theatre is Lake County's premier entertainment venue. Productions include comedy acts, musicals, classical movies, and concerts. It is located in historic downtown Waukegan.
  • Jack Benny Center for the Arts39 Jack Benny Dr.. Lake County's only opera company, costumed and fully staged. Featuring Waukegan Symphony Orchestra and Concert Chorus. The Jack Benny Center for the Arts is located in magnificent Bowen Park.
  • Bonnie Brook Country Club2800 N Lewis Ave..
  • Greenshire Golf Course38727 N Lewis Ave..
  • Midlane Golf Resort4555 Yorkhouse Rd..
  • Waukegan BMX Track2785 Yorkhouse Rd..
  • Glen Flora Country Club2200 N Sheridan Rd..
  • Bertrand’s Bowling Lanes Inc.2616 Washington St..
  • Brunswick Lakehurst Bowl631 Lakehurst Rd..
  • Sunset Lanes2015 N Lewis Ave..
  • Lighthouse Mini-Golf & Arcade2126 N Lewis Ave..
  • People's Choice Family Fun Center2411 Grand Ave..
  • Bowen Park Theater & Opera Companies39 Jack Benny Dr..
  • Ganster Pool2000 Belvidere Rd..
  • Lake County Ice Sports and Fittness Center351 Oakwood Ave..
  • Waukegan Fishing Charter Boat Association.
  • Waukegan Harbor55 Harbor Pl..
  • Waukegan Municipal Band410 Robert V. Sabonjian Pl..
  • Waukegan Park District2000 Belvidere Rd..
  • Waukegan Symphony Orchestra & Concert Chorus39 Jack Benny Dr..
  • Waukegan Visual Arts Center533 Grand Ave..
  • Waukegan Yacht Club199 Harbor Pl..




Italian Restaurants[edit]

  • Louie's Restaurant1009 North Ave..
  • Bacci's Trattoria30 N Genesee St..
  • Potesta's Pizza & Pasta434 S Green Bay Rd..
  • Campari Ristorante30 N Genesee St..
  • Brown's Chicken & Pasta Incorporated3150 Belvidere Rd..



  • Courtyard by Marriott3800 Northpoint Blvd..
  • Residence Inn by Marriott1440 S White Oak Dr..
  • Quality Inn619 S Green Bay Rd..
  • Ramada Inn200 N Green Bay Rd..
  • Crossland Economy Studios1177 S Northpoint Blvd..
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott4101 Fountain Square Pl..
  • Candlewood Suites151 S Waukegan Rd..
  • Comfort Inn3031 Belvidere Rd..
  • Super 8630 N Green Bay Rd..
  • Americas Best Value Inn and Suites411 S Greenbay Rd..
  • Days Inn3633 N Lewis Ave..
  • Motel 6231 N Green Bay Rd..
  • Executive Inn and Suites680 S Green Bay Rd..
  • Slumberland Motel3030 Belvidere Rd..
  • Roberts Roost Motel1705 N Sheridan Rd..
  • Holiday Inn Express Suites611 Lakehurst Rd..
  • Thriftlodge Hotel222 W Grand Ave..
  • Bel-Lane Motel3100 Belvidere Rd..

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Routes through Waukegan
MilwaukeeGurnee  W I-94.svg E  Lake ForestChicago
MilwaukeeGurnee  N US 41.svg S  North ChicagoChicago
ENDKenosha  N Metra Union Pacific North icon.png S  North ChicagoChicago

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