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About Waukegan

Waukegan is the largest city in and the county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States. An industrial suburb of Chicago, the city is located in the northern sector of the Chicago metropolitan area, situated approximately 35 mi north of Downtown Chicago and 23 mi northeast of O'Hare International Airport. As of the 2010 census, the population of Waukegan was 89,078, and in 2018 the estimated population was 86,792, which makes it the ninth most populous city in Illinois. Waukegan is a predominantly working-class community, with a sizeable middle-class population.

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