Waukegan, Illinois






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A Taste of Waukegan, Illinois

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT WAUKEGAN?

  1. Waukegan is a city and the county seat of Lake County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2012 census the city had a population of 94,267. It is the ninth-largest city in Illinois by population. It is the fifth-largest city on the western shore of Lake Michigan, after Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Kenosha.

  2. The site of present-day Waukegan was recorded as Riviere du Vieux Fort ("Old Fort River") and Wakaygagh on a 1778 map by Thomas Hutchins. By the 1820s, the French name had become "Small Fort River" in English, and the settlement was known as "Little Fort". The name "Waukegance" and then "Waukegan" (meaning "little fort"; cf. Potawatomi wakaigin "little fort") was created by John H. Kinzie and Solomon Juneau, and the new name was adopted in 1849.

  3. The median income for a household in the city was $42,335, and the median income for a family was $47,341.

  4. Residents of Waukegan take pride in Waukegan's diversity. Sometimes called "mini Chicago", Waukegan's population is diverse with many different ethnicities. Its neighborhoods are also diverse; it is possible to be in the very urban inner city with houses in the $100Ks to the southwest side with houses in the $1Ms to farms on the north to an urban downtown to a commercial hub. Waukegan is one the most diverse small cities in the Midwest.

  5. The city has plans for redevelopment of the lakefront. The lakefront and harbor plan calls for most industrial activity to be removed, except for the Midwest Generation power plant and North Shore wastewater treatment facilities. The existing industry would be replaced by residential and recreational space. The city also set up several tax increment financing zones which have been successful in attracting new developers. The first step in the revitalization effort, the opening of the Genesee Theatre, has been completed, many new restaurants have opened, buildings have been renovated, and the City of Waukegan has made substantial investments in the pedestrian areas and other infrastructure.

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Demographics of Waukegan, Illinois

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

30.92%

19.21%

0.54%

3.58%

44.82%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Businesses in Waukegan, Illinois


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Blessing Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 1419 Golf Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087 (224) 656-5277

  2. Buyi African Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 2208 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085 (224) 215-0054

  3. Kates African Hair Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 2208 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085 (224) 622-6422  - (visit website)

  4. Lovina's African Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 73 S Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 672-4528

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Aunt Obie's Ribs & Soul Food Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   16 North West Street Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 775-0121

  2. Heart-N-Soul -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2118 N. Greenbay Rd., Waukegan, Illinois 60087 (847) 672-4421  - (visit website)

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CHURCHES



  1. New Way of Life Church of God In Christ -   1225 S Elmwood Ave Waukegan, IL 60085-7661 (847) 775-2444   - (visit website)

  2. Rehoboth Church of God In Christ -   1001 Indiana Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085-2616 (847) 336-3568   - (visit website)

  3. Temple of Revelation Church of God In Christ -   37768 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, Illinois 60087-2632 (847) 224-6806  - (visit website)

  4. Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church -  210 South Ave Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 623-8529   - (visit website)

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