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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Year of Public Safety

In November 2014, the Village’s Police and Administration Departments launched a year-long initiative to provide informative and relevant articles and features on a wide variety of crime prevention topics. This campaign, entitled the “Year of Public Safety,” will utilize traditional articles as well as videos, infographics and other easy-to-read items designed to talk about crime in a fact-based way. Each month, a new topic will be introduced, and all information on that topic will be compiled here.

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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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Work on ComEd Transmission Towers to Continue through End of the Year

ComEd has been working on its transmission towers throughout the area since Monday, September 29th. An example of a transmission tower can be seen to the right. While this work will be done mostly in the ComEd right-of-ways, there may be some impact to traffic through the end of the year.

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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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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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Village Adjusts Home-Rule Sales Tax by 0.5%; Dedicates New Revenue to Capital Infrastructure Projects

GURNEE, IL – At its regular meeting on Monday, September 8th, the Village Board unanimously approved an ordinance adjusting the Village’s home-rule sales tax by 0.5%.  In the same ordinance authorizing the adjustment, the Board also included language legally mandating that all new revenue generated from the tax will be dedicated solely to capital infrastructure projects, such as road resurfacing, and cannot be used to fund day-to-day operations. The new rate will be effective as of Thursday, January 1st, 2015.

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