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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in North Chicago, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Chicago and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for North Chicago:
    • 42.325071, -87.846727
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on North Chicago
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near North Chicago ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Creamery Corners [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creamery Corners
    • Creamery Corners [Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creamery Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creamery Corners
  • Deerpath [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerpath
    • Deerpath [Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerpath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerpath
  • Dunes Park [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunes Park
    • Dunes Park [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of North Chicago
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunes Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunes Park
  • Five Points [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
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    • Great Lakes [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Lakes
      • Great Lakes [Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Great Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Lakes<3>
    • Green Oaks [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Oaks
      • Green Oaks [Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Oaks<3>
    • Harris Corners [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Corners
      • Harris Corners [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Corners
    • Kennedy [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
    • Lake Bluff [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Bluff
      • Lake Bluff [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,524 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Bluff<3>
    • Libertyville [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libertyville
      • Libertyville [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libertyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libertyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Libertyville<3>
    • Melody [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melody
      • Melody [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melody have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melody
    • Oak Grove [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of North Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Park City [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of North Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding North Chicago. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Alan Dante 'The Horse' Ameche     (Professional football)
    • Don Ameche     (Actor)
      • Born: Dominic Felix Amici
      • Actor. He was born in Kenosha (WI) on May 31, 1908 (a Sunday) and died in Scottsdale (AZ) on December 6, 1993 (a Monday) at the age of 85. We don't have any burial details.
      • Kenosha is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of North Chicago.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Ameche<4>
    • Viola Barry     (Actress)
      • Born: Gladys Viola Wilson
      • Actress. She was born in Evanston (IL) on March 4, 1894 (a Sunday) and died in Hollywood (CA) on April 2, 1964 (a Thursday) at the age of 70. She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Alameda County, California).
      • Evanston is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of North Chicago.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Viola Barry<4>
    • Sam Battaglia     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Kenosha (WI) on June 30, 1908 (a Tueday) and died in Oak Park (IL) on January 8, 1973 (a Monday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Kenosha is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of North Chicago.
      • Oak Park is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the south of North Chicago.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Battaglia<4>
    • Karen Black     (Oscar nominated actress, screenwriter, singer, songwriter)
      • Born: Karen Blanche Ziegler
      • Oscar nominated actress, screenwriter, singer, songwriter. She was born in Park Ridge (IL) on July 1, 1939 (a Saturday) and died in Santa Monica (CA) on August 8, 2013 (a Thursday) at the age of 74. She is buried at Eternal Hills Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Park Ridge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of North Chicago.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Karen Black<4>
    • Pamela Owen Britton     (Actress)
    • Patricia 'Pat' Brown     (Professional baseball)
    • Brenda 'Mardi' Denaut     (Actress)
    • Jim Dooley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Stoutsville (MO) on February 8, 1930 (a Saturday) and died in Lake Forest (IL) on January 8, 2008 (a Tueday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Rosehill Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lake Forest is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of North Chicago.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Dooley<4>
    • Ervin F. Dusak     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago (IL) on July 29, 1920 (a Thursday) and died in Bloomingdale (IL) on November 6, 1994 (a Sunday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Chicago is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the south of North Chicago.
      • Bloomingdale is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of North Chicago.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ervin F. Dusak<4>
    • Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Nick Etten     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Spring Grove (IL) on September 19, 1913 (a Friday) and died in Hinsdale (IL) on October 18, 1990 (a Thursday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Spring Grove is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of North Chicago.
      • Hinsdale is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the south of North Chicago.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Etten<4>
    • Salvatore Giangana 'Sam' Giancana     (Crime figure)

How Far From North Chicago to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as North Chicago to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in North Chicago and extending to:

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    • Waukegan, which is the Seat of Lake County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Springfield, which is the State Capital of Illinois, lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from North Chicago to Springfield, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 613 miles [986.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,168 miles [9,926.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,909 miles [11,119 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,794 miles [7,715.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Illinois

About Lake County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for North Chicago: www.northchicago.org/

The official website for Lake County: www.co.lake.il.us

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Chicago) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for North Chicago. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North ChicagoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Chicago. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3251, Longitude: -87.8467    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from North Chicago to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.575 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.553 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.543 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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