James Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Officially opened in October 2010 and named after the Apollo 13 astronaut, the James Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Illinois is the country’s first-ever federal health care center, which is partnered with both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. It was the result of the merging of the Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes (NHCGL) and North Chicago VA Medical Center (VAMC). Having an affiliation with the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the James Lovell Federal Health Care Center provides medical care not only to active-duty military members, but also to their families, to military veterans, and even TRICARE-eligible retirees.
If you happen to visit Chicago, as well, make sure to drop by the 900 North Michigan Shops. This shopping mall is housed in the 900 North Michigan, an 871-feet skyscraper was named as the ninth-tallest building in the city and the 31st-tallest in the whole country. Chicago is also home to the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, a public museum dedicated to astrophysics and astronomy. Established back in 1930 by Max Adler, the museum features space science exhibitions, a Gemini 12 space capsule, a collection of antique scientific instruments, and even full-size theaters.
You can then spend your night at Sleep Inn near Great Lakes Naval Base, where you can enjoy free breakfast during your stay, along with a 24-hour business center and free parking. Days Inn by Wyndham Great Lakes - N. Chicago also provides a complimentary weekday continental breakfast. It features a restaurant on the site, as well as a garden area.