From the Desk of
Mayor Ann B. Taylor
February is a short month, but plenty is going on in Waukegan!
On February 8th, the City hosted a Town Hall at the Genesee Theatre, where more than 150 residents engaged with City officials and department leaders. Watch for announcements about future Town Halls, as we look forward to hosting two per year.
At the Town Hall, we discussed many topics, including the upcoming City Manager referendum. I know it’s critical to give each neighborhood its own voice and representation when the City makes decisions, so we have plans to retain our nine-ward system should the referendum pass.
As far as this month, I encourage all our residents to take time to learn and celebrate our local Black history and culture as we recognize Black History Month. A number of events are planned for the month. Visit the City’s website for a full schedule.
Finally, I hope you can spend some quality time with that special someone in your life for Valentine’s Day — or, if you are single, show yourself some love! Consider dinner at one of our local restaurants and a show at one of our theatres, or enjoy a weekend event.
Have a safe and joyous rest of the month!