The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Lake Forest
LAKE FOREST, Ill., city in Lake County, on Lake Michigan, and on the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, 28 miles north of Chicago. It is a suburban and residential town without industries or manufactories. There is here a seminary for girls, a public library, an academy for boys and Lake Forest University (q.v.). It was settled in 1859, and is governed by a mayor and council elected every two years. Pop 3,349.