Lake Forest, city (1990 pop. 17,836), Lake co., NE Ill., a prestigious residential suburb of Chicago, on Lake Michigan; inc. 1861. The city is known for its scenic lakefront and impressive estates. It is the seat of Lake Forest College, Barat College, and two preparatory schools.
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