Gurnee removing structures from flood plain

November 9, 2017 by  

Since the 1990s, the Village of Gurnee has been buying properties located in the flood plain one at a time, and tearing them down. Officials want to continue this process until all the structures in the flood plain have been razed.

The latest person to [Read more]

Gurnee’s school on the run once again

October 20, 2017 by  

For the sixth year, the Woodland PTA sponsored the ROAR Run that recently took place at the Woodland Elementary School in Gurnee.

ROAR is the acronym for [Read more]

Six Flags to get new coaster

September 19, 2017 by  

Six Flags Great America officials recently announced that the largest loop roller coaster in the world will be opening at the park.

According to the [Read more]

Gurnee Days kicks off with dinner in mayor’s honor

August 22, 2017 by  

For the 45th year, Gurnee residents celebrated their community with the Gurnee Days festival.

During the celebration, which took place from August 10 to 13, residents enjoyed a wide variety of activities.

The theme of the festival this year was ‘Gurnee Days—Let’s Play Ball!’ The motif acknowledges the Cubs’ World Series win, as well as the fact that many Gurnee residents enjoy playing baseball in the city’s parks.

The celebration kicked off with a testimonial dinner on the Thursday honoring Kristina Kovarik, Gurnee’s mayor. She has been in public service for over 20 years. First elected in 1999 as a village trustee, she has held the office of mayor since 2005. She was delighted to discover how many residents support her work.

Friday’s events included a teen pool party, bike rodeo, rides, beer garden, food booths, and live entertainment. Many of these are so popular they take place each year. Saturday brought a 10K fun walk and race, as well as a golf tournament, open houses at the fire, police, and public works departments.

Saturday evening brought live bands and a fireworks display, while Sunday began with the annual pancake breakfast hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police. At noon, the Gurnee Days Parade took place.

Parades and outdoor activities are ideal places for organizers to display banners, which add to the color and cheer of the day.

Paving company coming to Gurnee

July 23, 2017 by  

Total Paving and Brick Services, a family-owned company that has been operating from the basement of the president’s home, will be moving to Gurnee, according to an article in the Daily Herald.

The village board recently voted to [Read more]

Gurnee finishing up work on plaza

June 12, 2017 by  

Nearly three years after beginning construction on the Richard A. Welton Village Plaza in Gurnee, workers are finally putting the finishing touches on the project. [Read more]

Gurnee honors teachers

May 19, 2017 by  

During the week of May 6, Gurnee officials honored three teachers who work in districts that serve students from the village, according to an article in [Read more]

Great Wolf buys Gurnee’s KeyLime Cove

April 28, 2017 by  

On April 19, the last guests checked out of KeyLime Cove in Gurnee, ending the resort’s nine-year operation in the village, according to an article in [Read more]

Gurnee moves to solve water pressure problems

March 11, 2017 by  

The water pressure on Gurnee’s west side can be low, but the city is moving to correct the issue.

A two-part project is [Read more]

Tollway exit at Gurnee to be reworked

February 9, 2017 by  

Construction at an often tinkered with interchange will take place during the summer of 2017.

Traffic waiting to exit the [Read more]

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