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Mayor's Welcome


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 cooperative approach to help you succeed.

As a community, Waukegan’s neighborhoods, schools, scenic lakefront, 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,

Sam Cunningham
Mayor, City of Waukegan
Office: (847) 599-2510

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