A Lively And Trusted Destination For Fashion, Dining And Entertainment. With over 6 million annual visitors, Hawthorn Mall is a super-regional shopping center located in Vernon Hills, Illinois. This two-story mall is conveniently located at the intersection of Lake County's two major thoroughfares, IL-21 and IL-60, just 2.5 miles west of I-94. In 2015 a $50 million redevelopment project was completed, bringing a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination to an eager community. The project added 110,000sf of new retail space, along with a 40,000sf Dave & Buster's, Lake County's only Maggiano's Little Italy and a state-of-the-art AMC Hawthorn 12 movie theater.