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Waukegan is a large town in northeastern Illinois, located on Lake Michigan. It is the 9th-largest city in its state, and the 5th-largest city on the western shore of Lake Michigan. It is 8 miles south of the border into Wisconsin, and 40 miles north of Chicago.

It was first settled around 1820, then called "Little Fort." 

Today, Waukegan is known for its lakefront location, historic buildings, and lighthouse.

People Born in Waukegan

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Waukegan in People's Lives

Jude Law: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Contagion

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