Gurnee to Consider Approval of Local Support for Relocation of Corporate and Manufacturing Headquarters of AKHAN Semiconductor within the Village

GURNEE, IL – As part of a group of local taxing bodies, the Village of Gurnee will be formally considering approval of a local sales tax rebate agreement with AKHAN Semiconductor to relocate its corporate and manufacturing headquarters to the Village. AKHAN Semiconductor, a leader in diamond semiconductor technology, has already secured investment worth approximately $3.5 million from the State of Illinois and pledges to create 80 high-paying jobs within two years with the potential for more pending the approval of additional incentives from local governments.

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NEW! Gurnee Unveils Online Permitting Application - OneStop Gurnee

 

In an effort to simplify the building permit application process and make it more convenient for residents and businesses, the Village of Gurnee has created a new website called OneStop Gurnee that allows users to submit some permit applications online. The site allows you to supply the information and materials required for permit submittal online, without having to make an initial visit to Village Hall. OneStop Gurnee will also allow you to track the progress of your permit application and, eventually, make payments online.

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Tollway to Begin Phase Two of the I-94/Grand Avenue Interchange Project During Week of Monday, Sept. 22nd; Temporary Nightly Lane Closures to also begin Monday, Sept. 22nd

The Village has received notice from the Illinois Tollway that Phase Two of the I-94/Grand Avenue interchange project, which had previously been scheduled to start during the week of Monday, Sept. 15th, will begin during the week of Monday, Sept. 22nd. The second phase of this project will involve reopening the eastbound I-94 ramp to westbound Grand Avenue (the ramp closest to Gurnee Mills) and closing the westbound Grand Avenue ramp to westbound I-94 (the ramp closest to KeyLime Cove) through mid-November. 

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Fire Department Encourages Residents to Check Smoke and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms After Recall

The Gurnee Fire Department would like to notice all Village and Fire District residents that the Kidde Corporation has issued a recall for 1.2 million of their smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms due to a technical problem that may cause them not to work following a power outage. Kidde alarms are fairly common and can be bought at Home Depot, Menard's, Lowe's and other home improvement retailers.

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Residents Encouraged to Continue Taking Precautionary Measures Against Mosquitoes

While cooling temperatures will often decrease mosquito activity, the threat of West Nile Virus will continue as long as mosquito activity remains. For this reason, residents are encouraged to still continue taking precautionary measures to reduce the local mosquito population and prevent bites. Use the following tips from the Center for Disease Control to help protect your family and yourself from potential harm:

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