Introduction to North Chicago, Illinois
North Chicago, Illinois, in Lake county, is 2 miles S of Waukegan, Illinois (center to center) and 33 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The city is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 35,918 people live in North Chicago.
North Chicago History
Industrial development in the present day city of North Chicago began around 1892 when a railroad depot was built in this area. In 1895, the area was incorporated as a village. In 1901, North Chicago was reincorporated as a city. The Great Lakes Naval Training Center was established in 1911. Apart from Eastern European immigrants, North Chicago is also inhabited by Latinos from Mexico and African American settlers from Arkansas and Alabama.
North Chicago and nearby Attractions
- Illinois Beach State Park
- Haines House Museum
- Six Flags Great America
- Volo Bog State Natural Area
- Fort Hill Heritage Museum
- Chicago Botanic Garden
Things To Do In North Chicago
While staying in North Chicago, you can spend your leisure time at Constitution Park, Foss Park, Coles Park, and Boak Park. You can even plan a day trip to the Greenbelt County Forest Preserve. The North Chicago Public Library is also worth paying a visit to. In addition, the city offers a number of baseball fields, children's playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields, golf courses, and several shopping areas. The Six Flags Great America is also close to the city.
North Chicago Transportation
Air transportation is available from Kenosha Regional Airport.
North Chicago Higher Education
Finch University of Health Science - Chicago Med School lies within the city limits. Trinity International University, Oakton Community College, and College of Lake County are also nearby.