Six Flags announces plans for upcoming season

May 16, 2018 by  

Six Flags Great America, located in Gurnee, recently opened for the summer season, and announced that it is planning a holiday fest, as well as offering rides on the world’s biggest loop rollercoaster.

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Gurnee sees greater university presence

April 25, 2018 by  

DeVry University, in concert with Keller Graduate School of Management, recently relocated within Gurnee and enlarged its operations. The new Gurnee Center is now in Lake County village on [Read more]

Students in Gurnee jump to it for good health

March 11, 2018 by  

Students at Spaulding School in Gurnee recently jumped rope on behalf of the American Heart Association (AHA).

A total of 450 children in [Read more]

Radio stations could move to Gurnee mall

February 16, 2018 by  

Gurnee Mills could soon be home to four radio stations, since Gurnee voted to pay to offset some of the costs of the renovation.

Two stations from [Read more]

Gurnee deputy police chief retires

January 23, 2018 by  

Saundra Campbell, Gurnee’s deputy police chief, retired recently after 25 years with the department, according to an article in the Daily Herald.

Kevin Woodside, the chief, called her [Read more]

Gurnee cow proves to be a Moo-dini

December 11, 2017 by  

A clever cow has been on the run in Gurnee for several weeks, causing people to report seeing the animal around the city. The cow escaped from a farm on Delaney Road when a gate was accidentally left open.

Brian Smith, the deputy [Read more]

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.

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