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, 16:00 PM

Top Stories of 2019: #3 Alpha Media Coming to Gurnee Mills

In February 2018, the Village of Gurnee approved a plan to support the relocation of Alpha Media and four radio stations (102.3 XLC, 1220 WKRS,1050 WLIP, and 95.1 WIIL ROCK) to Gurnee Mills. Coming in early 2020, shoppers will be able to see live radio on-air broadcasting in the new space located near Floor & Décor.As a part of the plan Alpha Media has also committed to at least 32 annual events at the Mall which will boost foot traffic and sales tax revenue. In addition, the Village will receive radio promotion to help advertise Gurnee to a wide range of listeners. Full operations are expected to begin in early 2020.