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After long wait, Waukegan property values rising, documents show

New tax figures show the value of real estate across Waukegan is finally increasing again after the city took a beating in the years following the housing collapse and recession of the late 2000s.

Photo gallery: A history of Waukegan

Waukegan's first settler, Thomas Jenkins, moved into a log cabin in 1835, according to the Waukegan Historical Society. The railroad came to town in 1855, and the city was incorporated four years later. Now the county seat of Lake County, Waukegan boasts a population of just under 90,000.

New Great America attractions include free-fall Joker coaster

Holy roller coaster, Batman! Last year, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee introduced the interactive Justice League: Battle of Metropolis ride in which patrons wear 3-D glasses and blast villains with lasers during realistic 180-degree spirals.

How a local artist
shares Native American
history through
trail-marker trees

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Fort Sheridan Forest
Preserve will be
mostly closed for
over a year

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Market House
moving in new,
farm fresh direction

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Calendar: Suburban summer festival guide

Festival season is upon us in the Chicago suburbs. Find a celebration near you — or plan a weekend road trip — using our 2017 guide to summer fun.

Moran: Route 120 just as needed but just as troubled as Route 53

If you've lived in central Lake County long enough, you've seen the vacant corridors of land set aside — in some cases, directly through subdivisions like Cambridge West in Mundelein — for a Route 53 extension that has never filled, and might never fill, the gaps.While Route 53's empty promises are conspicuous for motorists driving by them on Route 60/83 or Hawley Street, there's another corridor of highway-wide land that also carves its way through a neighborhood but is more hidden from the general public: The would-be path of the Route 120 bypass through the Madrona Village subdivision in Round Lake.

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