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, 13:00 PM

Top 10 of 2018: #6 Removal of Old Grand Tower #1

After the Village of Gurnee Engineering Division started planning the building of a new water tower at the corner Knowles Road and Rollins Road, the water tower on Old Grand Avenue removal process began.  Water Tower #1 was removed on Monday, June 4th, 2018. Several residents came to watch as this water tower that was built 60 years ago was taken down. The demolition took just over 7 hours, and the estimated completion of the new water tower is by the end of 2020.