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Mayor's Welcome

On behalf of the City of Waukegan, I welcome you to experience the many things that make our community special.

Whether you are visiting us briefly, becoming a resident, or starting a business, Waukegan offers a cooperative approach to help you succeed.

Waukegan is open for business, encouraging development and growth. Businesses looking to expand or relocate to Waukegan will find that our skilled labor force, ready access to major transportation routes, and the community’s proactive approach to economic development give us a competitive advantage over other communities in the region. With new development taking place in Fountain Square, the recently annexed McGaw Park, River Road, downtown, and elsewhere, it’s a great time to jump in and grow with Waukegan!

As a community, Waukegan’s neighborhoods, schools and library, historic buildings, scenic lakefront, and award-winning parks and golf courses are sure to enrich the lives of you and your family.

The downtown Waukegan Arts District, anchored by the Genesee Theatre and Waukegan Public Library, boasts many galleries, theatres and performing arts spaces, one-of-a-kind shops, as well as eateries that all come together and celebrate the wealth of creativity and culture that enhances the vibrancy and diversity of Waukegan.

Today we offer the commercial, industrial and retail opportunities that developers compete for, and the quality neighborhoods, open spaces, and family-friendly activities that homeowners wish for. With everything we offer, Waukegan is one of the best values in Lake County.

We welcome you to take a closer look at Waukegan and discover what makes us unique.

Sincerely yours,

Wayne Motley, Mayor
Office: (847) 599-2510

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