Lake Forest, Illinois
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Lake Forest is a city in Lake County, Illinois, United
States. The population was 20,059 at the 2000
census. The city is south of Waukegan, Illinois, on the
shore of Lake Michigan, and is a part of the Chicago
metropolitan area and the North Shore.


Lake Forest was founded around its college and laid out as a
town in 1857 as a stop for travelers making their way south to
Chicago. The headquarters of Tenneco, Brunswick (both
Fortune 500 companies), and BFG Technologies are located
in unincorporated Lake Forest. The Chicago Bears training
facility and headquarters, Halas Hall, opened in 1997 in west
Lake Forest. Robert Redford filmed Ordinary People, the story
of a Lake Forest family, on location in 1980, and the movie
went on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Actor
Vince Vaughn graduated from Lake Forest High School, as did
author Dave Eggers and musician Andrew Bird.


Lake Forest is home to both top-rated public schools and
nationally renowned private schools. Lake Forest High School
serves Lake Forest as well as neighboring Lake Bluff, and the
majority of graduates attend selective colleges. The
Montessori School of Lake Forest and Forest Bluff School (in
Lake Bluff) both serve ages two through 14, and are both
accredited by AMI (Association Montessori Internationale); the
latter is nationally known from the writings of founder and
former head Paula Polk Lillard, and is often cited as one of the
leading Montessori schools in America. Lake Forest Academy,
a boarding and day school on the west side of Lake Forest, is
considered to be one of the best college preparatory and
boarding schools in the Midwest, and attracts students from
across the country and around the world. Lake Forest Country
Day School was recently lauded by Chicago Magazine for its
use of technology in the classroom. East Lake Academy and
the School of St. Mary are the two private, Catholic schools
located in Lake Forest: East Lake Academy is a newer
elementary school started in 2001, and the School of St. Mary
was established in 1917 and is a Catholic institution in Lake


Lake Forest has Interstate Highway access through the
Tri-State Tollway (I-94). In addition, the Skokie Highway (U.S.
Highway 41) runs through Lake Forest, roughly bisecting the
city. Lake Forest is connected with suburbs west of it through
Illinois Route 60. Additionally, the Union Pacific/North Line of
the Metra commuter railway has a station in East Lake Forest,
while the Milwaukee District/North Line has a station in West
Lake Forest.

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