Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, North Chicago is the proud home to Naval Station Great Lakes, the only training command for United States Navy recruits and the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center – the nation’s first fully integrated Veteran’s Affairs and Department of Defense entity.

Each year thousands of people visit the city to attend Navy recruit graduations, visit world renowned Abbott Laboratories, receive treatment from the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, attend medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. 

This community of over 30,000 residents is proud of its racial and ethnic diversity. Historically, North Chicago was known for the large populations of Eastern European immigrants.  Today, it includes a wide range of cultures and races, including African Americans, Hispanic and Latinos, Asians, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The City of North Chicago is truly an all-American community.