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 31, 2018, 09:00 AM

Top 10 of 2018: #4 Chief Woodside Announces Retirement

Gurnee Police Chief Kevin Woodside announced his retirement that will be effective January 1st, 2019. He has served the Gurnee Police Department for 30 years and has served as the Gurnee Police Chief since July 2011. Chief Woodside has had numerous achievements during his time as Chief, with some including the creation of annual Youth Police Academy and Police Explorer Post, implementation of Body-Worn Cameras and TASERS, establishing the Visitor Oriented Police Team and many more achievements. Deputy Chief Brian Smith will serve as the Interim Police Chief when Chief Woodside steps down.