Lake County Family YMCA will close its two branch facilities in Vernon Hills and Waukegan on Monday, Dec. 31, due to financial difficulties. However, the Vernon Hills branch will remain open as the Lakeside Fitness Center owned and operated by the Vernon Hills Park District.
The Waukegan YMCA will close at 1 p.m. Monday. Contributions of $47,000 received by the Save Our Y campaign will be refunded. YMCA members can transfer at no cost to the Kenosha YMCA Callahan Family Branch in Kenosha; Hasting Lake YMCA, Lindenhurst; Foglia YMC, Lake Zurich; or, North Suburban YMCA Northbrook.
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The pending closings of both branches on Oct. 31 were announced in late September. The Waukegan deadline was extended until Dec. 31 to reach a funding solution but none was forthcoming.