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, 13:00 PM

Top Stories of 2019: #6 Gurnee, Waukegan and Lake County Conduct Ambient Air Monitoring for Ethylene Oxide

In response to concerns regarding ethylene oxide emissions from two sources in Lake County (Vantage Specialty in Gurnee and Medline Industries in Waukegan), Gurnee, Waukegan and the Lake County Health Department partnered to conduct ambient air monitoring to determine the levels of ethylene oxide in the air. The second round of testing is currently underway and is slated to be completed in January 2020. Samples are being collected from 12 sites, which includes ten sites near the facilities and two remote sites. For a complete list of updates on ethylene oxide and detailed monitoring results, visit