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, 15:00 PM

Top Stories of 2019: #4 New Economic Development in 2019

The Village of Gurnee had another major year of new construction and redevelopment, with over $55 million in building investment in the community in 2019. Gurnee welcomed several new businesses to our community including Aldi, a new Abbott Laboratories Employee Credit Union (ALEC) headquarters, Centerpoint Industries, DanceCenter North, WingStop, KT Home, Tsunami Car Wash, Authentic Cheese Bread, and more additions/comprehensive renovations. Gurnee has remained one of the premiere retail hubs in the Chicagoland, with even more additions to come in 2020. To stay up-to-date on the latest economic development activity, visit