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Kenosha is located in Kenosha County and it is the county seat. It lies in southeastern Wisconsin along Highway 50, near Racine.

Native Americans originally named the site Mas-ke-no-zha, translated as "place of the Pike." In 1836, it was renamed by settlers to Pike Creek. Later, the area became a Great Lakes shipping port and the village was renamed Southport. A final change gave Kenosha its present name, a modern-day rendering of the early Mas-ke-no-zha, in 1850.

The population estimate for 1998 was 87,849, an increase of 7,423 since 1990. Kenosha has been the site of automobile manufacturers such as Nash Motor Company, American Motors and DaimlerChrysler Corporation. Other firms in the area include Snap-on, Ocean Spray, Jelly Belly Candy Company and Jockey International. Attractions include the country's oldest operating velodrome. Kenosha also boasts four historic districts and two historic lighthouses.

Kenosha is part of the Kenosha, Wisconsin metro area.

CrossWay Community Church | Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival | Visitor Information Center - Kenosha |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Hobnob | Mangia Trattoria | Schnitzel House Restaurant | Shoney's | Taste of Wisconsin |
Golf Kenosha County Challenge Course | Aurora Medical Center - Kenosha |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Knights Inn |

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06/21 Coming to The area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.