Don't Let a "Mean One" Steal Your Holiday: 6 Simple Things to Help Prevent Holiday Break-Ins

The holidays are a time of great joy and fun, but they can also lead to a spike in home burglaries when people are away visiting friends and relatives. Use and share this infographic to help ensure your holiday isn't stolen by a "mean one"!:

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Citizen Police Academy: Sign Up Now for the Spring 2015 Session!

Sign Up Now for the Spring 2015 Session of Citizen Police Academy!

The Gurnee Police Department is currently seeking participants for the upcoming Spring Citizen Police Academy class beginning on February 26, 2015 and ending on May 21, 2015. 

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SWALCO's Executive Committee Takes First Step to Resume Electronics Collection Program

At its meeting on December 18th, 2015 the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County’s (SWALCO) Executive Committee voted to recommend the Agency enter into a contract with Dynamic Recycling to resume the Agency’s successful electronics recycling program. The contract would not exceed $200,000 and the funding would come from SWALCO’s reserve funds. The contract with Dynamic Recycling must be approved by the full SWALCO Board of Directors, which meets on January 22, 2015, in order to become effective.

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Press Release: Dean Announced as the Village’s First Economic Development Director

GURNEE, IL – The Village of Gurnee is pleased to announce that Ellen K. Dean has accepted an offer to serve as the Village’s first Economic Development Director. Dean is anticipated to begin in early January.

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Village's Home-Rule Sales Tax for Businesses

On January 1st, 2015, the sales tax rate on general merchandise being sold in the Village will increase from 7.5% to 8%. On that date, businesses collecting and remitting sales tax will be required to adjust their point of sale systems to collect the new rate. In order to make this adjustment as easy as possible, the Village has compiled the following list of frequently asked questions regarding the change for business reference:

1. What items should be taxed at the new rate?

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Keep the Wreath Red

For more than 20 years, the Gurnee Fire Department has participated in the (local/national) "Keep the Wreath Red" program during the holiday season. As you drive past the fire stations during this time, please take note of the large wreath that will be prominently displayed in front of the buildings.

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, the search for great deals and savings is on. However, before you look online, make sure to visit local businesses first.
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