Learn more about Lake Bluff, Illinois
In 1836, John and Catherine Frevert were the first to claim land, 100 acres in the area that would become Lake Bluff. In 1855, the first railroad in Lake County was completed between Chicago and Waukegan.
Lake Bluff played a major role in alcohol smuggling during Prohibition. Chicago crime boss Al Capone brought shipments of alcohol from Canada, down Lake Michigan, to the shores of Lake Bluff to saturate the streets of Chicago.
Every alternating year the Lake Bluff History Museum organizes a "Ghost Walk" around Halloween to celebrate their haunted history. This includes group tours of the town led by residents dressed as ghouls who tell stories about creepy occurrences in the past.
Other Lake Bluff, Illinois stats:
The average household size is 2.86 and the average family size is 3.21.
Median resident age: 39 years, Illinois average age: 42.2 years old.
Zip codes: 60044
Source: 2010 U.S. Census
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