Request for Proposals: General Accounting Services

The Village of Gurnee is requesting proposals from qualified firms of public accountants to perform general accounting services. The Village is seeking a relationship with a firm to supplement full-time accounting staff on an as-needed basis. The selected firm would at a minimum be used for the monthly close and bank reconciliation process for three months annually. The audit preparation work is anticipated for the fiscal year 2015 audit and on an as needed basis in future years.

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Village Board Approves Final Incentives Package for AKHAN Semiconductor

On Monday, January 26th, the Village Board approved an up to $1.5 million economic development agreement with AKHAN Semiconductor (AKHAN) to relocate its corporate and manufacturing headquarters to the Village.  With the approval, AKHAN will now close on a property in Tri-State Business Park in February and plans to begin work later this year.

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Practical Steps to Help Keep Yourself Safe During the Winter

Each year, we all prepare for winter and never fully feel ready when it gets here. Think about it – what’s your first thought when you hear winter? For most of us, it’s probably the cold. However, cold is really only the beginning. Behind it come snow and ice and the darkness we experience throughout the season. Combined, all of these pose unique hazards which make winter the most dangerous time for the year for many.  Below are some tips to help navigate some of the more difficult aspects of winter:

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Job Opportunity: Now Accepting Applications for Lateral Police Officer

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications and requirements at the time of application:

State of Illinois certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (Part-time certification as a law enforcement officer does not meet this requirement.)

United States citizen.

Individuals must be at least 21 years old.

Education - High school education or equivalent thereof

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Commercial Franchise to Launch in August 2015

As you may know, the Village has signed a contract with Waste Management to implement a commercial waste hauling franchise beginning in August 2015. A copy of the contract as well as a list of frequently asked questions is available at this link on the Village's website. For any questions, please contact Village Hall at (847) 599-7500.

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Anatomy of a Water Main Break and How You Can Help

A water main break on Old Grand Avenue.While snow and colder temperatures are hallmarks of the winter season, another common sign is an increase in the number of water main breaks the Village sees.  Water main is the underground network of pipes which delivers water across the Village.  During the winter, these pipes will not freeze due to the amount of pressure coming through the system; however, the ground around them may.

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New Countywide Initiative - Lake County Life

A new countywide initiative, Lake County Life, was recently introduced to promote the benefits of living, working and playing in Lake County. Partners in the new initiative include the Lake County government, Forest Preserves, Health Department and Community Health Center, Stormwater Management Commission, Lake County Partners and Visit Lake County. Check out the Lake County Life website and video for more information.

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