Lake Forest in Illinois is known for being a Tree City USA because of its commitment to having a community forest. With a population of about 19,400, the city is also part of the Chicago metropolitan area and as such, shares a lot of features the Windy City has.
One of these features Lake Forest shares is its climate. Precipitation is an all year round thing here, with harsh winters and thunderstorms common in spring and summer. Because of this, many homes tend to suffer from having too much moisture in the basement.