Top 10 Stories of 2019

With the year almost officially at the end, the Village is continuing its tradition of holding a countdown of the top 10 Village news stories of the year. The countdown will begin at 9:00 a.m. on December 31st and continue every hour until 6:00 p.m., with stories updating on this page during that time. The countdown will continue on the Village’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Thank you for a great 2019, and we wish you a very happy New Year!

  • Dec 31, 2019, 17:00 PM

Top Stories of 2019: #2 Gurnee Completes Largest Capital Program in Village History

Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Budget funded $14.9 million of capital and infrastructure improvements, which made it the Villages largest capital program in history. The capital plan for 2019 included:

  1. $6.6 million on water & sewer infrastructure, the majority of which was used for the Knowles Road Water Tower, a water main replacement on Hunt Club, new water main on Highland Avenue, and water main work on Delany Road.
  2. $5 million on transportation system infrastructure on roadway reconstruction (0.6 miles), roadway resurfacing (3.2 miles) and general roadway maintenance (5 miles).
  3. $1.8 million on vehicles and equipment including replacing four police squad cars and two unmarked vehicles, a new ambulance, a 5-yard dump truck and two pickup trucks for snow plowing operations. In addition, new in-squad police camera systems were installed.
  4. $1.2 million on buildings and building improvements, including a new roof for Village Hall, repairs to parking lots, and other structural upgrades
  5. $300 thousand on stormwater management to help reduce localized flooding.