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Naval Station Great Lakes

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2601 E. Paul Jones Street Great Lakes, IL 60088

In North Chicago, the summers are warm, the winters are freezing and windy, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17 degrees to 81 degrees and is rarely below -1 degrees or above 90 degrees. 

Classified as humid continental, with all four seasons distinctly represented: wet, cool springs; hot, and often humid, summers; pleasantly mild autumns; and cold winters. Summer: average high of 81 degrees and low of 65 degrees. Winter: average low of 17 degrees and high of 31 degrees. 
Cost of Living

The cost of living index in North Chicago, IL is 100, which is 2% higher than the average in Illinois and equal to the national average. 

If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In North Chicago, IL goods and services come in at 14% higher than the average in Illinois and are 15% higher than compared to the nationwide average. 

Getting to Know the Area
Situated on the western shore of Lake Michigan midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Naval Station Great Lakes offers exciting recreational and sightseeing opportunities. 
Both Chicago and Milwaukee have major sports teams, museums, concerts, theaters and restaurants. During the spring and summer months, Lake Michigan features great fishing, swimming, sailing and camping opportunities. In the winter months, the nearby Chain O’ Lakes area offers ice fishing, snowmobiling, skating, sledding and other seasonal activities. Several ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from Naval Station Great Lakes. 
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