For those not from the area, Waukegan is a northern suburb of Chicago, though quite a ways north, along Lake Michigan. In fact, it's closer to the Wisconsin border. I've only been there once, years ago on a high school speech/debate competition, and the concept of confusing it with the mysticism of India has perhaps given me my biggest laugh of the past dismal week.
The company Gandhi runs is GMM Nonstick Coating, to give it full credit. The Chicago Tribune article by Heidi Steven is detailed, fascinating, and admirable. You can read it here.