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    Smiling faces all around this past Friday for the 2nd Annual Waukegan Night Out/ Touch-A-Truck! The combined event was sponsored by the Waukegan Police and Fire Departments and the Waukegan Park District and included heavy machinery, a K-9 demonstration, bounce houses, face painting, and a tug-of-war between Waukegan Police and Gurnee Police Departments. The weather […]

    The post A Gorgeous Night in Downtown Waukegan at the Beach! appeared first on Waukegan Main Street.


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    Last week our friends at Heart of the City celebrated opening their new location at 114 South Genesee Street, Suite 303 with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House! The City of Waukegan Chamber of Commerce hosted the event as part of their monthly Business After Hours Networking Event! The food and alcohol were sponsored by […]

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    #ExploreWaukegan- Fall was in the air last Saturday in the Downtown Arts & Entertainment District, but it didn’t stop our members and visitors from enjoying our 11th Annual Wine & Art Stroll 2018!! On behalf of the Waukegan Main Street Board of Directors we would like to thank the Business District for participating and would […]

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  • 11/04/18--16:34: Annual Meeting 2018 Wrap-up
  • #Downtown Waukegan- A new era was ushered in this past Tuesday as we introduced our new Executive Director, Josh Beadle, at our Annual Meeting! The Annual Meeting was held at City Hall inside of Council Chambers and lunch was catered by 17 North!  Some of the guests included 7th Ward Alderman of Waukegan Lisa May, […]

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    #VeteransDayWaukegan- There was a spirit of thankfulness and remembrance in the air during the 2018 Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony in Downtown Waukegan! The parade was energetic and concluded at Veterans Memorial Plaza also in the Downtown District where the ceremony honoring all veterans took place! Here are some photos from  yesterday’s festivities.     […]

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    Last Wednesday at 17 North in the Downtown Waukegan Arts & Entertainment District we held our 1st Annual Paint & Sip Fundraiser. This event was created solely to assist our efforts in lighting up Genesee Street for the Holidays. We’re happy to report it was a success!! Thanks to 17 North owner Tom LeBaron and […]

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    #DowntownWaukegan- Last Thursday Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White visited the Waukegan Public Library for Family Reading Night. The program is a Statewide bilingual story time and craft event! The Secretary spoke about the importance of reading and education.   White was introduced by Mayor Sam Cunningham and joined by numerous local leaders and elected […]

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    We officially kicked off the holiday season last Saturday for #SmallBusinessSaturday. Businesses were open and filled with decorations, treats and great sales ready to serve you! The Art-Park Waukegan also joined the fun by not only decorating the ArtPark but the old Carnegie Library and the Downtown District! You only have four Saturdays left so […]

    The post 4 Saturdays Until Christmas! Come Shop Mall and Enjoy the Tree Lighting Ceremony! appeared first on Waukegan Main Street.


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    Last Saturday Mayor Sam Cunningham flipped the switch and lit up the Christmas Tree in Jack Benny Plaza on Clayton and Genesee Streets! The Mayor was joined by the Waukegan Pagent Queens, Aldermen and Countywide elected officials!   Before the tree lighting took place, Urban Edge was filled with families taking Selfies With Santa, visiting […]

    The post The Tree Lighting Ceremony was a Success!! The Tree is Lit Waukegan!! appeared first on Waukegan Main Street.


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    #Millennials Connected- Millennials from across Lake County came together for a December evening of networking, live music and food tasting! We was excited to partner with Brandon Ewing- Waukegan School Board and Vance D. Wyatt along with a host of great sponsors! Food was catered from Sauzon, Layers of Flavor, Soul 4 Real and James … Continue reading "Millennials Connected Holiday Party in Downtown Waukegan"

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