Top 10 Stories of 2018

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 29th and continue through December 31st, 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 2018, and we wish you a very happy New Year!

  • Dec 30, 2018, 16:00 PM

Top 10 of 2018: #5 Construction Begins for Knowles Road Water Tower

To increase water pressure west of I-94 and add redundancy and storage to the Gurnee water system, the Village is installing a two million gallon tank at 1525 Knowles Road. This tower will be a multi-year project, funded through a combination of capital improvement funds and a low-interest Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). The first phase of the project was the installation of a booster pump station on the Bittersweet Golf Course Maintenance Facility property, with foundation work and general construction set to begin in 2019. The anticipated construction completion will be in 2020.