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We encourage you to hold onto this guide, and when that question pops up, “What’s for dinner?” you’ll have your answer! Calling all photographers! As we embark on a complete redesign of the village’s entire website later this year, we’ll be looking for great photos of Gurnee – neighborhoods, businesses, events – so please start snapping! Follow the village’s Facebook page (facebook.com/ VillageofGurnee) and Keeping Posted for further details about how your images could end up on the village’s new website. The Economic Development page, www.gurneesgot-it.com, has become a one-stop source for business news and resources. From a Gurnee business directory to an inventory of available properties, it’s all there! The village’s sevenmember Economic Development Committee is geared up for a busy 2016-2017. The committee is set to launch a new program to formally recognize some of the many outstanding businesses that contribute to Gurnee’s economy and quality of life. Online nominations will be open this summer on www.gurnees-got-it.com; stay tuned! The Committee is also spearheading efforts to address a key goal identified by the strategic planning focus groups – redevelopment on East Grand Avenue. We’re pleased to announce that the village

has been selected by the Urban Land Institute to work with a panel of development experts this spring to plan for the revitalization of this important area. Business owners, property owners and residents in the East Grand Avenue area will be invited to collaborate with us to frame the future – to put the “grand” back into East Grand! Collaboration and cooperation is at the heart of every great community. In Gurnee, this happens on so many levels. It happens in our neighborhoods, our schools, our clubs and organizations, our churches, and it even (especially!) happens in our institutions. Governmental agencies collaborate to provide cost-effective services to their mutual constituents. The village and chamber of commerce are partners in serving the needs of the business community. Retail and hospitality businesses can join Visit Lake County, our tourism partner. Gurnee businesses of all sizes and types are eligible for services provided (most at no cost) through partnership with the College of Lake County Workforce and Professional Development Institute, Small Business Development and International Trade Center, Lake County Workforce Development Board, local financial institutions, utility providers and more. For more information, call the village’s Economic Development Department at (847) 599-7574. We want to hear from you!

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We’re the largest veterans organization in the nation with 2.5 million members. When you add our membership together with the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion and we have a combined family of four million members working together every day for our veterans, our youth and our communities. We’re a powerful force for the nation.

Seafood - Steaks - Cocktails DINING HOURS Monday - Saturday 11:00AM - 10:00PM

Sunday Breakfast 8:00AM - 12:30PM Lunch & Dinner 1:00PM - 9:00PM

Located between Milwaukee and Chicago on the corner of Wadsworth Rd. and Hwy 41, We are known for our rustic dining appeal and have been featured on the food network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Find out more about The American Legion’s commitment of service to America. American Legion Post 771 749 Milwaukee Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 Phone: 847-244-9282 www.gurneeamericanlegion.org info@post771.org

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