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From Humble Beginnings to Larger Illinois City
Only eight miles south of the Wisconsin border on the shores of Lake Michigan lies the city of Waukegan. The community is one of the oldest in Illinois, dating back to the early 1800’s when it was known as “Little Fort”. The name Waukegan was derived from a Potawatomi word meaning “little fort” and became the official name in 1849.
Early Waukegan, A Manufacturing City
As a lake port, much of the early economy focused around shipping agriculture goods to the larger city of Chicago by way of Lake Michigan. However, when the railroad came to the town in 1855, interest was turned to manufacturing.
In the late 1800’s and all the way through the middle of the twentieth century, Waukegan was for the most part a manufacturing and industrial city. With the railroad and lake port, it was for the time an ideal place for industry. But not unlike many other Midwest and U.S. cities, the manufacturing industries all but were gone from Waukegan by the turn of the century.
Recent Revitalization Of Downtown Waukegan, IL
With manufacturing and industries either closing or moving to cheaper labor markets, Waukegan has looked to new ways to support its growing population. With two larger cities on either side of it to the north, Milwaukee, and to the south, Chicago, it hopes to make itself a desirable place to live to attract workers from both cities.
The plan involves what would be a multi-million dollar facelift for the city. With over 3 miles of lakefront and two harbors, the future of Waukegan could easily be tied with recreational boating and lavish lake parks. There are plans for waterfront condominiums and other residential spaces to bring interest to those wishing to live outside of the larger cities. The downtown is scheduled to have old buildings restored as well. The renovation already started with the refurbishment of the Genesee Theatre in the downtown area after it had been closed for more then a decade. The theatre reopened in 2003, drawing people from miles around.
The area has big plans, all stemming from the local government. The planners for the City of Waukegan are making process towards their goal. For information on planning as well as other city services and historical information, the city website has much to offer at www.waukeganweb.net. You can also visit the city hall at:
Waukegan City Hall
100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave
The community also has two hospitals to support its residents health care needs, both owned by Vista Health.
Vista Medical Center East
1324 North Sheridan Road
Vista Medical Center West
2615 Washington Street
The future looks bright for Waukegan. Instead of only looking to past, the city is moving into a new and exciting time of growth and hopefully prosperity.Waukegan Personal Injury Attorneys, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers welcomes the opportunity to represent the people Waukegan who have been involved in a serious accident and need legal advice on how to proceed if they have a personal injury. Our team of Waukegan personal injury attorneys are also available when representation for medical negligence cases is needed.
Having a trusted advocate for your accident case frequently means the difference between the rapid resolution of a matter and a protected legal battle. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers gets to work from the time we are retained by a client to start assembling the most favorable case possible for your circumstance. While there is not assurance an accident case will be resolved, our aggressive case preparation results in more than 97% of our cases settling for significant money prior to trial.
Our law office offers a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. As with all of our cases, we work on a contingency fee arrangement where we only receive a legal fee when we are able to secure a financial settlement or win the case for you. We are available 24-hours per day and if needed, our lawyers will come to Waukegan for a consultation.
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