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2019-202 0 Community Guide

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Table of CONTENTS EMPLOYEE-OWNED

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Chamber of COMMERCE

26 Gurnee SCHOOLS

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Mayor’s WELCOME

28 Gurnee DISTRICT 56

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Important NUMBERS

28 Woodland School DISTRICT 50

10 Gurnee HISTORY

This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the Village of Gurnee Chamber of Commerce 5250 Grand Ave. | Ste. 14 Gurnee, IL 60031 | (847) 871-0747 info@gurneechamber.com www.gurneechamber.com

29 Warren Township HIGH SCHOOL

12 Economic DEVELOPMENT

29 Educational ROUNDTABLE

14 Hometown PROFILES

30 Health CARE

16 Gurnee’s GOT IT

Copyright© 2019 Town Square Publications 95 W. Algonquin Rd. | Ste. 300 Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and Town Square is prohibited.

Chairman, CEO and Publisher | Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer | Scott Stone

31 Clubs & ORGANIZATIONS

Vice President / Director

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Production Manager Editor

18 Dining GUIDE

32 Houses of WORSHIP

22 Six Flags GREAT AMERICA

33 Members ALPHABETICAL

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Scott Ray

Joseph Nugara

Gail Gaboda

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Stefanie Nugara

Olivia Scordato

Carrie Dockendorff

| Tiffany Hogan Ad Production Coordinator | Robin Frederick Directory Coordinator | Michael Sumrak Contributing Writer | Abby Scalf Contributing Photos | Daily Herald Lead Sales Coordinator

24 Gurnee DEMOGRAPHICS

35 Members by CATEGORY

25 Gurnee PARK DISTRICT

38 Advertiser INDEX

Warren Township Historical Society Advertising Sales

25 Warren TOWNSHIP

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Chamber of COMMERCE WELCOME

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e are living in a different world today than when many of these pictures were taken. Life is so fast, so instant. Social media feeds us information immediately, no matter where on the earth it happens. Many in the business world see new options available to them while others see these options as a potential competitor. Who could have envisioned something like an Amazon controlling our lives, with its shopping alternatives to its AI devices? Who could have envisioned I could control my oven and thermostat and virtually everything else from my mobile phone? Technology has literally taken over our lives in so many ways. That leaves us with the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce used to be considered the bedrock of the business community. In many ways, I still believe it is. The Chamber works with the business community to be their collective voice, promoting and supporting its membership and community. On a nationwide level, the Chamber works to influence positive and proactive change within the government and with elected officials, ensuring the thoughts of its local membership have a podium to be heard. Locally, the Chamber sponsors the Holiday Train each December.

This past year, the Chamber collected 1,979 pounds of food and nearly $10,000 in cash for the Northern Illinois Food Bank. A heartfelt thank you to the Chamber board; without you the Chamber does not exist. Thank you to the Village of Gurnee for their support and for being an active advocate for the Chamber in so many ways. A special thank you to the Warren Township Historical Society for providing many of the pictures in this Gurnee Community Guide. They have been extremely helpful and very knowledgeable. I am proud to say my business is a member of the Village of Gurnee Chamber of Commerce and I hope to continue to see a vibrant and ever-growing business environment in Gurnee. Sincerely,

Nick Phillips Nick Phillips

BOARD MEMBERS CHAIRMAN

TREASURER

SECRETARY

Nick Phillips

Garrett Koncan

Terri Peterson

(847) 244-5100

(847) 244-8400

(847) 403-8428

NorthSide Community Bank

Ameriprise Financial

First American Bank

VICE CHAIRMAN

DIRECTORS

Mark Le Vine

Alex Attiah (847) 548-5610 d’aprile properties

(877) 599-7447 Bubblefast

Jeanne Balmes Village of Gurnee Trustee Richard Diesterheft (847) 615-7076 Town Planner

Dan Kloczkowski (847) 249-4910 KHM Plastics Maureen Kmieciak (847) 856-8220 Speedpro Imaging John Krajnak (847) 625-7510 Six Flags Great America Carolyn Scaccia (847) 623-7725 Lake County Conference & Banquet Center

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Mayor’s WELCOME

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urnee is a wonderful community to raise a family, work, shop or play. By working together, we have been able to shape Gurnee into a community that is economically competitive while still feeling like a home for all of us. The economic health of Gurnee is directly tied to the success of our business community and their ability to remain competitive in a changing environment. The Village of Gurnee is committed to supporting our business community by making strategic investments in infrastructure and capital. In the upcoming year, the village will embark on our largest capital investment program in Gurnee’s history. The plan for 2019/2020 includes $14.9 million in investment in capital infrastructure and equipment. A significant investment is being made in building a new two million gallon capacity water tower along Knowles Road. This new water tower will increase water pressure and reliability for residents and businesses on the west side of the village, and will provide additional reserves for all water users in the event of an emergency supply interruption. Preservation efforts are at the heart of many of our operations. Whether keeping our neighborhoods safe or ensuring that our roads

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are adequately maintained, the village continues to excel. Our police, fire and public works departments are at the forefront in their individual fields and have been repeatedly recognized for their excellence and quality of service. We deliver these services in the most costeffective manner possible, which allows the Village to operate without levying a property tax. We are one of the few communities in Illinois that do not levy a property tax or utility tax and are in our 19th year of this practice. Whether you are a resident, business owner or visitor, there is much to be proud of in Gurnee. Please do not hesitate to contact the village if you should ever need any assistance, and thank you to everyone who helps to keep our community great. Sincerely,

Kristina Kovarik Kristina Kovarik Mayor

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Important NUMBERS VILLAGE OF GURNEE

FIRE STATION – NO. 2

325 N. O’Plaine Rd.  Gurnee, IL 60031 www.gurnee.il.us

6581 Dada Dr.  Gurnee, IL 60031 Emergency ................................................ 911 Non-emergency .................... (847) 599-6650

Administration ...................... (847) 599-7500 Community ............................ (847) 599-7550 Development

WARREN TOWNSHIP 17801 Washington St.  Gurnee, IL 60031 www.warrentownship.net

Mayor’s Office ....................... (847) 599-7500

(847) 244-1101

Public Works ......................... (847) 599-6800 Department

Supervisor’s Office .............................. Ext. 1

Utility Billing ......................... (847) 599-7500

Assessor’s Office ................................. Ext. 2

GURNEE VILLAGE OFFICIALS

Highway Department ......................... Ext. 3

MAYOR

Youth Services ..................................... Ext. 4

Kristina Kovarik

Senior Services .................................... Ext. 5

TRUSTEES

Parks & Recreation ............................. Ext. 1

Jeanne Balmes  Greg Garner

Youth Recreational ............... (847) 336-8606 Sports

Tom Hood  Quin O’Brien Cheryl Ross  Karen Thorstenson VILLAGE CLERK

Gurnee Mayor Richard Walton rides an elephant during the Gurnee Days parade in 1974.

Warren Special ...................... (847) 244-6619 Recreation Association

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

WARREN TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS

Ellen Dean

SUPERVISOR

Andy Harris DEPUTY VILLAGE CLERK

Donna Dallas VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR

Patrick Muetz

OTHER OFFICIALS VILLAGE ENGINEER

Scott Drabicki

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

David Ziegler

Suzanne Simpson TRUSTEES

Ken Echtenacher  Bill Gill

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Donna Radke  Mike Semmerling

Thomas Rigwood

TOWNSHIP CLERK

POLICE & FIRE

George Iler

POLICE STATION

TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR

FIRE CHIEF

100 N. O’Plaine Rd.  Gurnee, IL 60031 Emergency ................................................ 911 Non-emergency .................... (847) 599-7000

John Kavanagh

FIRE STATION – NO. 1

Amy Sarver

4580 Old Grand Ave.  Gurnee, IL 60031 Emergency ................................................ 911 Non-emergency .................... (847) 599-6600

TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATOR

POLICE CHIEF

Brian Smith

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Gurnee HISTORY

VILLAGE OF GURNEE HISTORICAL TIMELINE 1840  The first school, a one-room log building, was erected along the Des Plaines River.

1842  A floating log bridge, later followed

1835  First settlement began near the Des Plaines River

 Community House erected at

the site of the old Gurnee Grade School. The Community House accommodated families while they were locating and obtaining government land grants to their farms.

1836

by a stationary wooden bridge, then a permanent iron bridge, was built to help travelers cross the Des Plaines River.

 Just east of the bridge, near the

junction of Milwaukee Road and Grand Avenue, was the Mutaw Tavern, a popular stage coach stop between Chicago and Milwaukee. The tavern was also a stopover for farmers from the west traveling to Waukegan to barter their crops for supplies. Mutaw Tavern was most recently known as Mother Rudd House.

 Milwaukee Road was laid out,

The first post office was operated from the Abington Inn at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Belvidere Road

 Area was known as Wentworth.

1873  The first train went through town on the newly-built Chicago, Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad.

1874  Name was changed from O’Plain to Gurnee Station.

1913  Charles Lamb organized the area’s

and would eventually join Chicago to Milwaukee. Three early settlers, Thomas McClure, Mark Noble and Richard Steele, built an east-west road now known as Grand Avenue. This was a main route from McHenry County to the west and the Port of Waukegan on the east.

1837

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first telephone system.

1918  Warren Township High School opened with 57 students.

1928 1850  Warren Township formed when

early settlers came from the town of Warren in New York State. The town of Warren, New York, and our Warren Township were named in honor of Major Genera Joseph Warren, killed in the battle of Bunker Hill.

 Incorporated as the first village in Warren Township.

 Population grew to 200.  Leo Fenlon was elected the first mayor.

 Name was changed from Wentworth to O’Plain (a shortened name of the Des Plaines River)

1868  A larger two-room brick school was built.

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E A R LY G U R N E E B U S I N E S S E S  Three blacksmith shops, including one near the river owned

 A cobbler in the area carried his business from house to

by Jim Dady, which was later sold to Dave Russell. John McGarva was a wagon maker and did his own iron work, and Howell Haines operated a blacksmith shop on the east side.

house. He would live at each home until shoes were made or repaired, then he would move on to the next family.

 Four inns and hotels set up business in the area along with

 Bowman Dairy Company of Chicago operated a small plant

a cleaners, tin shop, lumber yard and even stock yards.

where local dairy farmers would bring milk for shipment by train to Chicago. The building later became a pickle factory.

Source: Warren Township Historical Society

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Economic DEVELOPMENT

urnee has built a strong economy, serving as a regional destination for shopping, restaurants and entertainment and using those revenues to provide top-notch services to its residents, including Grade A schools and beautiful recreational facilities. Whether shoppers are searching for a dress or a new car, it is true that “Gurnee’s Got It.” The village offers so many shopping options and all conveniently located. When you choose to shop in Gurnee, you are making a direct investment in Gurnee’s future, as the village’s general fund budget is over 60 percent based on consumer spending. The village is always looking toward the future, exploring new opportunities to diversify Gurnee’s revenue, recognizing changes to entice shoppers and seeing what needs attention to keep the economy strong. Simon, owner of Gurnee Mills and one of the premier mall operators in the world, recognizes that shoppers have changed. Visitors do not simply want to shop but want an experience, such as entertainment and unique dining options. The village is also working with owners of neighborhood centers to provide space where people can gather at events and socialize and also be enticed to shop. Gurnee has had great success combining these efforts. Hosting a farmers market on East Grand Avenue, retailers are enthusiastic about the exposure as visitors find fresh produce and a fun space to gather.

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Dunning Grocery Store on Old Grand Avenue, circa 1900.

A trend that many retailers are jumping on is offering the convenience to pick up online orders in the store or even sit in their car and have the order brought to them. A smooth development process is helping retailers to quickly add these innovations and better serve customers’ needs. Many national retailers as well as many small businesses have expanded or renovated in the last five years. They are using funds to invest in these improvements which continues to demonstrate the strength of Gurnee’s market. Gurnee maintains one of the lowest retail vacancy rates in the region. Working with shopping center owners as well as prospective retailers, community leaders are diligent to roll out the red carpet, sharing why Gurnee is a great place to bring their business. For example, Gurnee is one of the few municipalities statewide that does not levy a property tax. Operating without a property tax for nearly 20 years, the village continues to do the right things, improving its capital infrastructure, maintaining a safe and attractive community

and seeing more demand come to Gurnee as a result. While some retailers are closing locations nationwide, Gurnee is receiving interest and making progress to fill those empty spaces. It is expected by 2020 to welcome several new unique anchor businesses that will continue to entice shoppers to Gurnee. Gurnee’s industrial and residential sectors also remain strong, staying balanced and diverse. The village’s strategic location midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, with easy tollway access, makes Gurnee a great place to live or locate a business. Industrial is seeing speculative development, which is a sign of a strong market, as developers wouldn’t be investing, hoping that development will come. To continue long-term success, Gurnee recognizes it’s also the little things that are so important to its visitors and residents. Investing in capital infrastructure, working cooperatively with the county and the state to improve roads and sidewalks, adding landscaping on East Grand Avenue, elevating development standards, and requiring wellmaintained property all contribute to a sense of place When people visit, they may not be aware of the work, but they recognize when a community looks nice. Gurnee has 23 million visitors to protect, so it’s crucial to invest in public safety, making sure people and structures are safe. The Police Department operates a unique visitor oriented policing team dedicated to Gurnee’s major tourism attractions. The Village’s Community Development Department

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reviews and inspects all commercial buildings in town. While Gurnee is retail and tourism focused, it has always been, and will always be, a community of opportunity for homeowners who are living, working and raising families here. Leadership has already made strides to expand housing options for seniors, and going forward a goal is to provide housing at a price point so those who work in Gurnee can live here. By providing housing for young families, those families can put their roots in Gurnee, will spend their money in the village and

can take advantage of the great schools and amenities the community offers. In Gurnee, economic development is not simply thinking about today, tomorrow or next year. It’s looking five, 10, even 15 years down the road to ensure long-term success. You’re invited to visit the village’s business page to keep tabs on what’s new in Gurnee and see the monthly Projects in Progress report and current development projects and new businesses. Contact the village’s economic development division to learn more. Call (847) 599-7574 or email edean@village.gurnee.il.us.

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Hometown PROFILES FIRST AMERICAN BANK

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ince the Gurnee branch opened in 2001, First American Bank it has been offering full-service amenities with an emphasis on community. The branch is one of 53 locations across Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. With $4.9 billion in assets, First American Bank is the largest privately held bank in Illinois. The company’s success can be attributed to dedicated staff, including Gurnee Branch Manager Terri Peterson, who started in

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2015. She brings more than three decades of banking experience to benefit the local community. She loves her job and particularly likes working with the Gurnee Chamber of Commerce. As a board member, she attends ribbon-cuttings to welcome new businesses to the area and hosts business after hours events to arrange networking opportunities. Peterson also enjoys providing personalized attention to customers. “Our customer service is impeccable,” she said. At First American

MY EYE XPERT

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Bank, your needs and goals matter. It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, “we use our expertise in order to accommodate our customers and the bank, to make it a true partnership,” she said. Whether you are thinking about buying your first home or want to refinance to a lower rate, First American Bank can find a loan to fit your circumstances. You can get competitive rates on health savings accounts, money market accounts and certificates of deposit. Businesses also benefit from tools to help them succeed. First American is a top 15 SBA lender in Illinois and also offers treasury management services and merchant services. If you’re looking to invest in property, the commercial real estate team has comprehensive knowledge of the market. When you need a consultation on retirement planning, the Wealth Management and Retirement Plan Services groups are ready to assist and answer your questions. To work with a bank that will do more for your money, visit www.firstambank.com, call the branch at (847) 406-3333 or stop by 7005 Grand Ave.

“Investing in equipment that makes us able to get ahead of health issues is something that sets us apart,” said Dr. Jeffrey Swafford. “This level of care is far above and beyond anything that is offered at a big-box retailer and gives us the ability to care for patients so much more thoroughly then just handing them a prescription and sending them on their way.” While waiting for Dr. Swafford or Dr. Brent Gandolfi, you can luxuriate in a massage chair with a fresh cup of tea or coffee; the relaxation room even has a 125-gallon fish tank. During your exam, your doctor will do a thorough evaluation of your visual needs before prescribing the perfect solution. Contact lens patients have the ability to try free lenses for a week, and the staff enjoys teaching new wearers how to insert and remove them. Many patients choose daily disposable contacts because of their comfort and competitive price; only $230 for a year’s supply before any insurance, and after a rebate the staff will fill out for you as a courtesy. They work hard to stay informed of the newest, most innovative products on the market, such as multifocal contact lenses, which allow wearers who need both distance and near prescriptions to enjoy both.

When it’s time for glasses, you will have your own dedicated optician to help you find a frame that is custom fit to you. Choosing brands of exceptional quality and unique style will not only have you seeing better than you ever have, but also looking better too. “Building the best relationships through exceptional care and cutting edge technology,” is My Eye Xpert’s mission statement, and after experiencing the care at every step of your visit, you will know they are accomplishing just that.

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TWICE AS NICE MOTHER & CHILD

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f a parent must choose between paying for rent, food or diapers, the baby likely spends more time in soiled swaddling or simply goes without. And since even subsidized child care centers won’t take children without an adequate supply of diapers, preventing a single parent from working and a child from accessing early childhood education, the situation fuels an even greater level of dependence in already poverty-stricken or low-income households. One in three families in the U.S. cannot afford enough diapers to keep their child clean, dry and healthy. Nearly half, or 47 percent, of the 11 million children from birth to age 3 in the U.S. are living in low-income households. Safety net programs like food stamps and W.I.C. cannot be used for diapers – and there are no government programs to assist families with diaper need. At a cost between $70 and $80 per month per child, diapers are an expense that many families struggle to afford. Twice As Nice Mother & Child, a 501(c) (3) organization that recently moved from Gurnee to Waukegan, helps to fill the gap. The organization, run by 15 volunteers, provides help and hope to families in crisis by distributing diapers and other basic needs at

no cost. It was founded in 2010 by Ann Marie Mathis, a mother of seven who believes every parent should be able to provide their children with basic needs. What began as a collection of gently used items in her basement nine years ago has evolved into a brick-and-mortar organization that has become a resource for 30 social service agencies and over 4,000 families across 31 ZIP codes in Lake County. While Mathis started her organization initially to connect parents in need with basics like clothing, shoes and baby gear, diapers have taken center stage. As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network, Twice As Nice Mother &

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Child distributes over 300,000 diapers every year through its on-site diaper bank and mobile diaper pantry program. To date, the organization has given away nearly 1 million diapers to families in need. Because they purchase 60 percent of the diapers for their program, donations of diapers in all sizes or cash donations to purchase them are gratefully accepted. For every $1,000 received, the organization can provide a one-month supply of diapers to 50 children. Twice As Nice Mother & Child eliminates barriers to access necessities for the most vulnerable residents of Lake County. In addition to diapers and cash donations, the organization also accepts new and gently used children’s clothing/shoes (newborn to size 12), maternity wear, baby gear, children’s books and infant formula. They offer weekly home pick-up service for donations (within 25 miles of Waukegan), online home pickup scheduling via their website, an exterior donation bin at their office for after-hours drop offs, order delivery to partner agencies and a variety of volunteer opportunities. For more information, call (224) 637-1644 or visit www.twiceasnicemc.org.

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S AY S I T A L L

urnee boasts the largest outlet and retail mall in the country. With more than 200 stores and a prime destination since 1991, Gurnee Mills is now a staple in our community. Just 40 minutes from Chicago and Milwaukee, the mall attracts thousands of shoppers each day, including “destination shoppers” who also stay at our local hotels boosting the economy, also visiting our many local eateries. Gurnee shoppers can find a wide verity of retailers not only at Gurnee Mills Mall, but also at smaller “mom and pop” stores and repair shops. It’s always handy for a local hardware store to be close, with knowledgeable staff on hand to find that plumbing or electrical part and yard maintenance tips from an expert. Or you can shop for the correct contractor, electrician, cabinet maker and architect from our Chamber member list. The Gurnee Chamber even has members that offer television/telephone/internet service, and one that can install business cabling needs. Need to have your garage floor epoxied? We have a member for that too. Finding the right day care is easy in Gurnee.

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State-of the-art facilities with professional caregivers are only through our membership partners. Dogs need daycare too; Gurnee has a fantastic business to take care of your pooch while you are at work. How about graphics for your business, car/truck or banner for the family reunion, yes here to. Deep rooted businesses like the local flower shop needed at prom or that special occasion. Or the local insurance agent when you really need one instead of someone on the web far away not understanding your needs. Local financial planners are well educated in the future with your retirement funding. Gurnee also offers many banks, credit unions and financial institutions for your saving, checking, loan and merchant card needs to use shopping locally. When in need, a well-educated attorney is also local. And let’s not forget the dreaded tax time by using a local accountant. Walk down memory lane at our antique market. Using a local carpet business also helps fund that little league baseball team. Many small businesses sponsor many charities and youth sport programs, remember to shop small too. New car dealerships offer multiple lines of branded vehicles for every person in mind. From the fuel efficient models to the commercial truck needed for work. They also offer maintenance and repairs in their service bays. Gurnee also have many independent automotive service facilities that your car may need. From tires to brakes or even an oil-change we have it.

And automotive part store and a used auto parts yard locally for the “do it yourselves”. How about furniture? Art Van, The Room Place and Sleep Number are new members and very much needed in town. And finishing off with desert, stop in Nothing Bundt Cakes for a sweet like no other.

ENTERTAINMENT If golf is your game, take a look in the pro shop for that new club while signing up for a league at Heather Ridge Golf Course. Or fly an actual plane at Extreme Flight Simulation, a flight simulation center for entertainment and recreation. A 737NG flight-deck where the public can be the pilot and choose from 24,000 airports and any weather conditions to fly in. Six Flags Great America will trill you with every roller coaster ride. Having a water park in town sure is cool. Visit Great Wolf Lodge to cool off and spend the night too. Maybe just need a place for the visiting family to stay, Gurnees offers many hotels at very fair pricing. And only the best eateries for all.

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Flowers for Every Occasion!

personalized floral consultations

Bouquets • Birthday • Anniversary flowers Weddings • Parties/events Gifts • Everyday and Holiday décor. DeBrand Fine Chocolates 4949 Grand Avenue, Suite 7B Gurnee, IL 60031

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SERVING OUR COMMUNITIES SINCE 1962 • Window/Thermopane Repair • Screen Repair • Complete Sharpening Service • Rental Department • Propane Fill & Exchange • Power Tool Repair • Key Cutting-including Transponder Keys WE SERVICE THE POWER EQUIPMENT THAT WE SELL AND MORE! Grand Avenue (Route 132) & Route 21, Gurnee, IL 847-336-0101

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Dining GUIDE

ARMORY PIZZERIA & GRILL (847) 693-7072 www.armorypizzagrill.com

CHICK-FIL-A (847) 782-9294 | www.chickfila.com

HONEYBAKED HAM CAFE (847) 775-1616 www.myhoneybakedstore.com/gurnee/2107

MISSION-BBQ (847) 278-4577 | http://mission-bbq.com

HOOTERS OF GURNEE (847) 360-1672 | http://originalhooters.com

MOD PIZZA (847) 505-4228 | www.modpizza.com

JERSEY MIKES (847) 855-0601 | www.jerseymikes.com CULVER’S OF GURNEE (847) 662-9666 | www.culvers.com

MOMCORN (224) 610-0407 | http://momcorngurnee.com

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MCALISTER’S DELI (847) 226-4743 | www.mcalistersdeli.com

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE (847) 599-1300 | www.outback.com

GREAT WOLF LODGE (847) 416-3198 | www.greatwolf.com/illinois

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BLUE = Chamber of Commerce Member BLUE = Chamber of Commerce Member Street 1. Aha Sushi Bistro - 5101 Washington

1. Asian Aha Sushi Bistro- -1207 5101Skokie Washington Street 2. Gourmet Highway 2. Asian Gourmet 1207 Skokie Highway 3. Authentic Cheese Bread Bakery - 3900 Washington Street 3. Backyard AuthenticSteak Cheese - 3900 Washington Street 4. Pit Bread - 1818Bakery N. Grandwood Drive

4. Barnwood Backyard Steak Pit - 1818 N. Grandwood Drive 5. Restaurant - 1700 Nations Drive 5. Barnwood Restaurant 1700 Nations Drive 6. Best Panda Chinese Restaurant - 4949 Grand Avenue 6. Big BestNorm’s PandaHot Chinese - 4949 Grand Avenue 7. DogsRestaurant - 3540 Grand Avenue

7. Biryani Big Norm’s Hot- 5414 DogsGrand - 3540Avenue Grand Avenue 8. Pointe 8. Bittersweet Biryani Pointe AvenueRoad 9. Golf- 5414 Blub Grand - 875 Almond 9. Bittersweet Golf Blub 875 Almond Road 10. Chan’s Chinese Restaurant - 5101 Washington Street

26. Shalimar Restaurant - 401 N. Riverside Drive Riverside Drive 26. Spice Shalimar Restaurant - 401 N. 27. Restaurant & Lounge - 6161 Grand Avenue 27. Spice Restaurant & Lounge 6161 Grand 28. Stevens Restaurant - 401 N. Riverside DriveAvenue 28. Tacos Stevens Restaurant - 401Washington N. RiversideStreet Drive 29. El Durango - 3900

29. Tacos TacosEl ElNorte Durango Washington 30. - 401- 3900 N. Riverside DriveStreet 30. Tacos El Norte 401 N. Riverside Drive 31. The Chocolate Sanctuary - 5101 Washington Street 31. The ThePoint Chocolate Sanctuary 32. Pancake House -- 5101 1952 Washington US Route-41Street

32. Timothy The Point PancakePub House - 1952 USAvenue Route-41 33. O’Tooles - 5572 Grand 33. Timothy O’Tooles Pub 5572 Grand Avenue 34. Tina’s Italian Cafe and Bake Shop - 5101 Washington Street 34. Toshi Tina’sSushi Italian&Cafe Bake 35. Grilland - 1475 N.Shop Dilleys- 5101 RoadWashington Street 35.

Toshi Sushi & Grill - 1475 N. Dilleys Road

10. Chicago Chan’s Chinese Restaurant Street 11. Wood Fire Pizza Co.- -5101 6170Washington Grand Avenue 11. Chicago Wood Fire Pizza Co. 6170 Grand Avenue 12. Desi Needs - 3900 Washington Street 12. El Desi Needs - 3900 Washington 13. Burrito Bravo - 1810 N. DelanyStreet Road

13. Gurnee El Burrito Bravo- -4949 1810Grand N. Delany Road 14. Donuts Avenue 14. Hayashi Gurnee Japanese Donuts - 4949 Grand Avenue 15. Restaurant - 6641 Grand Avenue 15. Hayashi Japanese Restaurant 6641 Grand Grand Avenue Avenue 16. Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse -- 5340

16. Jalisco IchibanMexican Japanese Steakhouse - 5340 Grand Avenue 17. Restaurant - 4949 Grand Avenue 17. Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 4949 Grand Avenue 18. Jimano’s Pizzeria - 7010 Grand Avenue 18. Kaiser’s Jimano’sPizza Pizzeria - 7010 Grand 19. & Pub - 1801 N. ILAvenue Route-21

19. Latin Kaiser’s Pizza- & PubGrand - 1801Avenue N. IL Route-21 20. Snacks 6170 20. Latin Snacks 6170 Grand Avenue 21. Mama K’s Pizza & Grille - 5250 Grand Avenue 21. Momcorn Mama K’s -Pizza Grille - 5250Street Grand Avenue 22. 5101&Washington

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22. Primo Momcorn - 5101 Washington Street 23. Italian American Cuisine - 720 Milwaukee Avenue 23. Primo Italian American Cuisine 24. Royal Thai - 5324 Grand Avenue - 720 Milwaukee Avenue 24. Salutos Royal Thai - 5324 Grand Avenue 25. Pizza & Pasta - 7680 Grand Avenue 25.

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Dining GUIDE SALUTO’S PIZZA & PASTA (847) 356-6900 | www.salutosofgurnee.com

SPICE RESTAURANT HOLIDAY INN (847) 336-6300 www.facebook.com/ SpiceRestaurantandLounge

STEVENS RESTAURANT (847) 599-8533 | www.stevensofgurnee.com

THE OLIVE GARDEN (847) 336-3628 | www.olivegarden.com

THE CHOCOLATE SANCTUARY (224) 944-0808 www.thechocolatesanctuary.com

THE SHANTY RESTAURANT (847) 336-0262 http://theshantyrestaurant.com

PERF EC T F O R A N Y O C C A S I O N Lunches • Dinners • Catering • Gifts • Celebrations

TIMOTHY O’TOOLE’S PUB GURNEE (847) 249-0800 www.timothyotooles.com/gurnee

Gurnee • 4949 Grand Avenue #8 Southwest Corner of Grand & Rte 21 847-775-1616 MY HO NEYBA KEDSTOR E.CO M/GU R NEE/2 1 07

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www.stevensofgurnee.com Locally owned and operated Steak and Seafood House. Providing quality food, drinks and service since 2004. Check us out on Yelp, Trip Advisor and Open Table.

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Six Flags GREAT AMERICA

ix Flags Great America is ready for its 44th Season of Thrills in 2019. This summer the Thrill Capital of the Midwest will unveil a revolutionary, triple-record-breaking, new roller coaster, Maxx Force. Maxx Force will be the fastest launch coaster in North America and feature the fastest inversion and tallest double inversion of any roller coaster in the world. “Six Flags reigns supreme for record-breaking, one-of-a-kind rides and world-class thrills,” said Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi. “The new Maxx Force coaster is in a class all by itself, launching riders from zero to 78 miles per hour in under two seconds. No other coaster in the country accelerates at that blistering speed.” Maxx Force includes a unique air-powered launching system that will propel guests forward at record speeds, and also features five inversions including the world’s tallest double inversion at 175 feet above the ground and the fastest inversion on any roller coaster in the

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world with a 60 miles-per-hour zero-G roll. Maxx Force will be the park’s 17th roller coaster and is scheduled to debut in summer 2019 in the Carousel Plaza area of the park. In addition to massive new thrills, Six Flags is excited to begin operation of Magic Waters, a Six Flags Water park this year. Sitting on 43 acres, Magic Waters currently has 15 attractions, including 11 slides; an expansive children’s play area; a 1,200-foot lazy river; Tsunami Bay, Illinois’ largest wave pool; and

Screaming Lizard, a looping slide that opened in 2017. Six Flags Great America is selling combo season passes valid for the park in Gurnee and Magic Waters. Buying a combo season pass will allow guests to visit both parks all season long. One of the best ways to experience the all-new Maxx Force and Magic Waters is by purchasing a Six Flags membership. Memberships includes all the benefits of the season pass plus over 50 additional benefits, such as unlimited soft drinks, preferred parking, walk-on passes for rides and exclusive waterpark seating. Members can also participate in Six Flags Membership Rewards, a new loyalty program that allows guests to earn valuable prizes just for riding rides, seeing shows, and having a great time at the park. The Six Flags Great America season began Friday, April 19, and runs through Dec. 31 for Fright Fest and the second year of Holiday in the Park.

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Gurnee DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION

71.6%

$254,000

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Owner-Occupied Housing Unit Rate

Median Value of Owner-Occupied Housing Units

30,767 Total Population

38.9 Median Age

POPULATION BY AGE

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Under 5 years

2,770

9.61%

5 to 9 years

2,624

9.1%

10 to 14 years

2,237

7.76%

15 to 19 years

1,576

5.47%

20 to 24 years

1,106

3.84%

25 to 34 years

4,566

15.84%

35 to 44 years

6,148

21.32%

45 to 54 years

3,852

13.36%

55 to 59 years

1,137

3.94%

60 to 64 years

743

2.58%

65 to 74 years

1,181

4.1%

INCOME (2013-2017)

$90,548 Median Household Income

EDUCATION

(2013-2017)

94.6%

High School Graduate or Higher, Percentage of Person’s Age 25 Years & Up

51.1%

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher, Percentage of Person’s Age 25 Years & Up Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES Total All Industries

(2016) 16,523

Manufacturing

2,945

Retail Trade

2,057

Health Care & Social Assistance

2,042

Educational Services

1,567

Accommodation & Food Services

1,007

Administration & Waste Services

725

Public Administration

705

Construction

774 Source: Data USA

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Gurnee PARK DISTRICT VIKING PARK Administrative & Registration Office 4374 Old Grand Ave.  (847) 623-7788 HUNT CLUB PARK Registration Office & Community Center 920 N. Hunt Club Rd.  (847) 623-7788 FITNATION 1655 Nations Dr.  (847) 623-4506

HUNT CLUB PARK AQUATIC CENTER 900 N. Hunt Club Rd.  (847) 599-3780 GRANDWOOD PARK PARK DISTRICT 36630 N. Hutchins Rd.  (847) 356-0008 www.grandwoodpark.net

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FitNation offers these ammenities and more: • 75,000 square feet of equipment • Group exercise* • Personal training* • Basketball/gymnasium • Childcare center* • Indoor pool/hot tub • Sauna/steam rooms • Towel service/lockers • Free weights • TRX equipment • Expansive cardio and strength floor • Performance training turf area • Indoor track** • Women’s only studio • Open pickleball • Access to two locations

WARREN TOWNSHIP CENTER 17801 W. Washington St.  (847) 244-1101, ext 100 YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICE & SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION 100 S. Greenleaf St.  (847) 244-1101, Ext. 401 GURNEE TEEN CENTER 17801 W. Washington St.  (847) 244-1101, Ext. 451

*amenity not included in basic membership **track located at FitNation inside Hunt Club Park Community Center at 920 North Hunt Club Road

SENIOR SERVICES 17801 W. Washington St.  (847) 244-1101, Ext. 501

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Gurnee SCHOOLS

rom public to private to parochial, Gurnee students have access to a variety of educational options throughout their school years. Academic excellence and lifelong learning are hallmarks of educational opportunity in Gurnee, where schools provide a safe, GURNEE ELEMENTARY DISTRICT 56 Prairie Trail School 13600 W. Wadsworth Rd. Wadsworth, IL 60083-8606 (847) 623-4333 River Trail School 333 N. O’Plaine Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031-2636 (847) 249-6253 Spaulding School 2000 Belle Plaine Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031-5571 (847) 662-3701

nurturing and innovative learning environment. Gurnee schools empower students to achieve success while embracing and celebrating individual differences and developing lifelong learners with a global perspective.

Viking Middle School 4460 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031-2620 (847) 336-2108 WOODLAND ELEMENTARY DISTRICT 50 Woodland Elementary East School 17261 W. Gages Lake Rd. Gages Lake, IL 60030 (847) 984-8800 Woodland Elementary West School 17371 W. Gages Lake Rd. Gages Lake, IL 60030 (847) 984-8900

Woodland Intermediate School 1115 N. Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 596-5900 Woodland Middle School 7000 Washington St. Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 856-3400 Woodland Primary School 17366 W. Gages Lake Rd. Gages Lake, IL 60030 (847) 984-8700

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WARREN TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 121 Almond Road Campus 34090 Almond Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 662-1400 O’Plaine Campus 500 N. O’Plaine Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 662-1400

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Gurnee DISTRICT 56

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urnee District 56 continues to demonstrate innovation and creativity to fulfill its commitment to the community to deliver an inspiring education to all children. This year, the district embarked on a three-year program to immerse coding and computer science skills across all discipline areas and decided to begin that program with K-2 students. Teachers have been amazed with the innate abilities the youngest students have demonstrated in this area, and admit they are learning as much from the students as the students are learning from them. As part of its blended learning philosophy, the district will begin

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piloting online courses for students next year. As part of the district’s vision statement to place students more in control of what they learn and how they learn it, students will begin to learn more about topics of interest to them through the online courses. The district’s first online course next year will a Spanish class for beginners that will transition students to the formal classes taught in seventh and eighth grades. Also of note is the district’s new Future Ready library at Viking School. The new library symbolizes the innovative spirit of Gurnee District 56.

Woodland School DISTRICT 50

oodland Community Consolidated School District 50 is one of the state’s largest elementary school systems with approximately 5,700 students, yet it takes great pride in providing a small-school comfort level for children in its five Gurnee-area schools. With recent approval of a community-driven strategic plan for 2018-2023, the district created new statements regarding its vision and mission.

 CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES More than 40 different languages are spoken at home by our students, and school activities allow the children to learn more about different cultures. Parents are encouraged to participate in our bilingual parent advisory committee as well as help their children by participating in our Latino family literacy programs.

Mission: Woodland District 50 empowers our children to reach their potential by providing exceptional learning experiences that foster critical thinking in a nurturing learning environment.

 1:1 TECHNOLOGY Each child in fourth through eighth grade has a Chromebook personal computer for learning. The 1:1 technology is part of the Woodland Inspires initiative and as Chromebooks are introduced, technology is reallocated to the lower grades. The reallocation of iPads, Macs and laptops is valued at more than $300,000.

V ision: Together, inspiring tomorrow’s creators, thinkers and leaders. What Makes Woodland Special: Smaller class sizes Effective in the 2018-2019 school year, class size goals are as follows: Kindergarten, 15-18 students; first through third grade, 18-21 students; and fourth through eighth grade, 21-24 students. The smaller class sizes are intended to help foster positive relationships between teachers and students, provide more personal attention to students, improve academic achievement and ultimately measure that success.  DUAL LANGUAGE Kindergarten through fifth-grade students enrolled in a dual language program spend half of the day speaking and learning only Spanish and half of the day speaking and learning only English. In the 2018-19 school year, the program is expanding to the middle school. 28 IL-GUR-CW-19 Design.indd 28

 FINANCES For nine of the past 10 years, Woodland received “financial recognition,” the highest designation from the Illinois State Board of Education. The district’s budgets are balanced without sacrificing core program offerings, and its financial credit ratings are among the highest with a AA+ rating by Moody’s Investor Services and a Aa2 rating by Standard & Poor’s Financial Investor Services.  STAY IN TOUCH Follow the district on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ WoodlandDistrict50 and Twitter: @Woodland50News. Downlaod the free app, WoodlandCCSD50, available through iPhone and Android devices.

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arren Township High School District 121 covers more than 50 square miles and includes all or part of Beach Park, Gages Lake, Grandwood Park, Grayslake, Gurnee, Millburn, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Third Lake, Wadsworth, Waukegan and Wildwood. The district offers diversity that includes suburban and more urban neighborhoods, regional retail and amusement destinations including Gurnee Mills and Six Flags Great America, lakeside communities and horse farms. Warren is proud to deliver a comprehensive and diverse academic program with over 250 courses that meets the needs of its 4,050 hardworking students. Warren is dedicated to providing the highest quality curriculum, classroom instruction and extracurricular activities for students. From the 25 Advanced Placement courses, 35 honors courses and the four-year Project Lead the Way Program to the 28 athletic sports and 58 clubs and activities, Warren has seen many successes at both the local, state and national levels. The commitment of its effective and talented faculty and staff is demonstrated by their outstanding instruction, support and services provided to students daily. Warren remains committed to its mission of maximizing the growth and

achievement of every student through rigor, support and innovation. Warren Township High School is proud to be a part of the Gurnee community. ALMOND CAMPUS 34090 N. Almond Rd., Gurnee Main Number: (847) 662-1400 DISTRICT OFFICE 34090 N. Almond Rd., Gurnee Main Number: (847) 662-1400 Website: www.d121.org O’PLAINE CAMPUS 500 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee Main Number: (847) 662-1400

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Educational ROUNDTABLE

he Educational Roundtable was established by the Village of Gurnee Chamber of Commerce in mid-2014 and serves to improve educational opportunity and business achievement for all students and businesses. The Roundtable is composed of leaders from education, business, community and government, and is charged with making ongoing recommendations for both the educational and business communities.

The Roundtable’s membership includes:

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Gurnee Chamber board members. A Village of Gurnee trustee. Superintendents from the three school districts educating local students. Executive director of the Warren-Newport Public Library District. Local business leaders. Local clergy and faith-based organizations.

Throughout the course of the Roundtable’s existence, we have covered topics ranging from:

Using social media to push information to the public. Woodland breakfast program. Spanish teacher recruitment. Spreading the facts about the recent Woodland school district referendum through “Myth Busters.”  The need for the business community to get involved in the community schools.    

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The big challenge the Educational Roundtable attempts to address is the relative disconnect between business and the educational community. For most business owners, school districts are only discussed when the tax bill comes. A realization of what the business community can do to help the schools is just as important as what the school districts are doing to education the students. |

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xcellent healthcare is conveniently located within Gurnee’s village. One top tier medical care targeting even the most complex issue to primary care, prevention and wellness. The Village of Gurnee Chamber of Commerce cannot say enough about well cared for teeth. From a gentle cleaning, bothered by an achy tooth or getting that new smile with a realignment at one of the Dentistry and Orthodontic professionals that are caring and pain free. You say your vision is not what it used to be? Wearing glasses is now a fashion statement with so many frame styles to choose from. Glasses not for you? Get fitted for contacts. A visit one of our state of the art eye care facilities. You say your back hurts? A Chamber member chiropractor is needed to straighten your back out properly.

The Gurnee Chamber of Commerce has many family medicine practices available that are ready to treat patients from new born to the elderly. After that injury, try one of the physical

therapy centers to get you back to work and feeling well again. And then there are those painful and unsightly veins that need attention, guess what? We have the clinic close by. If a nurse or CNA is need for your business or personal needs, yes Gurnee has two wonderful medical staffing businesses to help you find the right person for your needs. Gurnee also has an FDA approved clinical research facility, yes right here in Gurnee. And there comes a time later in life when personal needs change. There are many senior housing members that have multiple level options as need for your own needs. Including independent living services. For a directory of our members in the health care industry and a link to their websites, visit our website at www.gurneechamber.com.

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Clubs & ORGANIZATIONS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY – LAKE COUNTY (847) 317-0025 www.cancer.org

LIFESOURCE (847) 360-1688 LIONS CLUB (847) 244-1101

AMERICAN LEGION – GURNEE (847) 244-9282

NICASA (847) 244-4434

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA – HIGHLAND PARK (847) 433-1813

ROTARY CLUB OF GURNEE www.gurneerotary.com

CATHOLIC CHARITIES (847) 782-4000

STATE OF ILLINOIS (217)782-0244

THE EXCHANGE CLUB OF GURNEE www.exchangeclubofgurnee.org

STATE OF ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE (800) 252-8980

GURNEE WOMEN’S BUSINESS ASSOCIATION gwba.information@gmail.com

SENIOR SERVICES/ WARREN TOWNSHIP (847) 244-1101 www.warrentownship.net

GURNEE YOUTH BASEBALL (847) 244-8871 www.gurneeyouthbaseball.org

WARREN SPORTS BOOSTER (847) 599-4406

WARREN TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY (847) 263-9540

LAKE COUNTY ART LEAGUE (847) 367-5308 www.lcal.com

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF AGING & ELDERLY (800) 252-8966

LAKE COUNTY FAIR (847) 680-7200

ILLINOIS DCFS (312) 814-6800

LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE (847) 367-6640

JOB CENTER OF LAKE COUNTY (847) 377-3450

LAKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (847) 377-8000

WARREN TOWNSHIP YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES (847) 244-1101 www.warrentownship.net WARREN TOWNSHIP YOUTH SPORTS (847) 336-8606 www.warrentownship.net ZACHARIAS SEXUAL ABUSE CENTER (847) 244-1187

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Houses of WORSHIP ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LADY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 5725 Stearns School Rd.  Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 336-3730  www.annunciationgurnee.org BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 5110 Grand Ave.  Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 244-9647  www.bethelgurnee.org CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF GURNEE 5101 Washington St.  Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 782-1800  www.chabadofgurnee.com THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 411 O’Plaine Rd.  Gurnee, IL 60031  (847) 336-9105 EPICENTER CHURCH 5410 Grand Ave.  Gurnee, IL. 60031 (847) 662-2335  www.epicenter.com

HOUSE OF PRAYER CHURCH 101 Ambrogio Dr., Unit N ï‚¡ Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 302-5369 ï‚¡ www.houseofprayergurnee.org

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 6080 Gages Lake Rd. ï‚¡ Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 247-8568 ï‚¡ http://disciplesgurnee.org

IMMANUEL CHURCH 2300 Dilleys Rd. ï‚¡ Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 336-4800 ï‚¡ www.immanuelhome.org

GURNEE COMMUNITY CHURCH 4555 Old Grand Ave. ï‚¡ Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 336-2392 ï‚¡ www.gcchome.org

JOY LUTHERAN CHURCH 749 S. Hunt Club Rd.  Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 362-4569  www.joylutheran.org LAKELAND CHURCH OF GURNEE 440 Hunt Club Rd.  Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 856-1240  www.lakeland.org ST. DEMETRIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH 1400 O’Plaine Rd.  Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 513-5530  http://saintdemetrioslibertyville.com ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE 6401 Gages Lake Rd.  Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 918-0600  http://stpaultheapostle.net VILLAGE CHURCH OF GURNEE 1319 N. Hunt Club Rd.  Gurnee, IL 60031 (847) 244-6606  www.vcgurnee.org

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Accuvision Optical Services

C&E Wurzer Construction, Inc. Architectural Design & Building

Fastlane Lubemasters Automotive

Ace Hardware of Gurnee, Inc Hardware

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Family, Community & Civic Organizations

Fastsigns of Gurnee Advertising/Promotions

American Cancer Society, Inc. Family, Community & Civic Organizations

Central Bark Doggy Day Care Pets

First American Bank Banks & Credit Unions

American Legion Post 771 Family, Community & Civic Organizations

Ceramics For You Arts & Crafts

Fore See Electric Inc. Construction Management

American Taxi Dispatch Taxi

Chick-fil-A Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Anthony Auto Group Inc. Automotive

The Chocolate Sanctuary Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Gateway Foundation Counseling

Armory Pizzeria & Grill Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Clark Family Chiropractic Chiropractors

Gillespie Gurnee Ford Automotive

Art Van Furniture Home Furnishings

Clinical Investigation Specialists, Inc. Medical, Dental & Nursing Care

The Graphics Co Graphic Design

Ashira Dermatology Medical, Dental & Nursing Care

Code Ninjas Education

Great Wolf Lodge Illinois Resorts

Ashria Industries Medical, Dental & Nursing Care

College of Lake County Education

Gurnee Antique Market Inc. Antiques/Estate Sales/Consignments

Assured Healthcare Medical, Dental & Nursing Care

Columbia College-Lake County Education

Gurnee Community Bank Banks & Credit Unions

AT&T Telecommunications

Community Trust Credit Union Banks & Credit Unions

Gurnee Counseling Center Counseling

Athletico Physical Therapy - Gurnee North Medical, Dental & Nursing Care

Culver’s of Gurnee Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Gurnee Manor Assisted Living

Auto Alliance Automotive

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Gurnee Meadows Independent Senior Living

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Auto Parts City, Inc. Automotive

D. Wells Automotive Service Automotive

Gurnee Mills Shopping Centers

Autumn Leaves Assisted Living

d’aprile properties Real Estate Services

Gurnee Park District Fitness

Dental Associates of South Ridge Dental

Gurnee Women’s Business Association Family, Community & Civic Organizations

Balmes Flowers Gurnee, Inc. Florists

Devry University Education

Gurnee Xfinity Telecommunications

Bickford of Gurnee Assisted Living

DexaFit Northern IL Fitness

Biglow & Company, Inc. Insurance

Dr. Howard Cooper Excellence In Dentistry Dental

Heart of the City Family, Community & Civic Organizations

Bittersweet Golf Club Country Clubs Restaurants

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland Contractors

Heartland Bank & Trust Banks & Credit Unions

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BMO Harris Bank Banks & Credit Unions

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Body & Brain Yoga Holistic Health

Eder, Casella & Co. - Certified Public Accountants Accountants

Bradley Rule, DDS Dental

EIRICH Machines Manufacturing & Production

BrightStar Care Personal Services Brookhaven KinderCare Learning Center Education BTE Auto Group Automotive BubbleFAST LLC Packaging/Shipping

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The Exchange Club of Gurnee Family, Community & Civic Organizations Extended Stay Hotels/Motels Extreme Flight Simulation, Inc. Entertainment

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HeatherRidge Umbrella Association Country Clubs Heritage Woods of Gurnee Assisted Living Holiday Inn of Gurnee/New Crown Holdings, LLC. Hotels/Motels Honey Orthodontics Dental HoneyBaked Ham Cafe Restaurants & Specialty Dining Hooters of Gurnee Restaurants & Specialty Dining Huntington Learning Center Education

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I Image 360 Advertising/Promotions The Insurance Center/Stolarick & Co. Insurance Iskalis American Floor Show, Inc. Carpets & Interiors

J Jack M. Dunk & Associates – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Financial & Investment Services

Mission-BBQ Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Sleep Number Home Furnishings

MOD PIZZA Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Speedpro Imaging of Lake County Advertising/Promotions

Momcorn Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Spice Restaurant Holiday Inn Restaurants & Specialty Dining

My Consumers Credit Union Banks & Credit Unions

Sprint Telecommunications

My Eye Xpert- Drs. Gandolfi & Swafford Optical Services

SRT Prosthetics and Orthotics Medical, Dental & Nursing Care

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Stevens Restaurant Restaurants & Specialty Dining

James D Smith RE/MAX SHOWCASE Real Estate Services

Natural Light Wellness Holistic Health

Stone Cabinet Works Architectural Design & Building

Jersey Mikes Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Northern Illinois Food Bank Family, Community & Civic Organizations

Straight Up Spine and Posture Chiropractors

Jesse’s Auto Tech Inc. Automotive

NorthSide Community Bank Banks & Credit Unions

Sunrise of Gurnee Assisted Living

Nothing Bundt Cakes Food & Beverage/Catering

Sylvan learning of Illinois Education

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Kace Communications Telecommunications

Octagon Salon Beauty Salons/Spas

Thomas B. Hood Law Offices, P.C. Attorneys

KHM Plastics Inc. Manufacturing & Production

Ohio Medical LLC Manufacturing & Production

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Gurnee Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Kiddie Academy of Gurnee Childcare

The Olive Garden Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Top-Ten Express, Corp. Freight Trucking

Kirk Eye Center Optical Services

Orthodontic Specialist of Lake County Dental

Town Planner Community Calendars Advertising/Promotions

Kloss Distributing Company Beverage Distributor

Outback Steakhouse Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Twice As Nice Mother & Child Family, Community & Civic Organizations

Knights of Columbus Divine Mercy 11112 Family, Community & Civic Organizations

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P Palecek LTD Accountants

Ultimate Gymnastics, Tumble & Cheer Dance

L.L.D Electric Co. Construction Management

Prime Coat Coating Systems Construction Management

United Plastics Inc. Manufacturing & Production

Lake County Conference & Banquet Center Event Planning

Provida Family Medicine Medical, Dental & Nursing Care

The UPS Store 3882 Packaging/Shipping

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Lake County, IL Convention & Visitors Bur Visitor Center Lawn Doctor of Antioch-Gurnee-Waukegan Landscaping

Quick Dry Foods USA Manufacturing & Production

The Learning Experience Childcare

R Rink Side Sports/Tilt Studio Entertainment

Loverly Cottage Home Furnishings

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Vantage Specialties, Inc. Manufacturing & Production Vein Clinics of America Medical, Dental & Nursing Care Village of Gurnee Government

The RoomPlace Home Furnishings

Manpower Group Employment/Staffing

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Warren Funeral Home, Cemetery & Mausoleum Funeral & Cremation Services

Marcus Cinema - Gurnee Mills Entertainment

Salata Gurnee Funeral Home Funeral & Cremation Services

Warren Township Highway Dept Government

Marsh Funeral Home Funeral & Cremation Services

Saluto’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Warren-Newport Public Library District Library

McAlister’s Deli Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Sam’s Club Wholesale

West’s Insurance Agency Insurance

McClure’s Garage Inc. Automotive

The Shanty Restaurant Restaurants & Specialty Dining

Wingate By Wyndham Gurnee Hotels/Motels

Merry Maids Cleaning Services

The Shipping Point Mail Services/Shipping

Woodland Community Consolidated Dist. 50 Education

Six Flags Great America Amusement Park

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Members by CATEGORY ACCOUNTANTS Eder, Casella & Co. - Certified Public Accountants Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-6455 www.edercasella.com Palecek LTD 4223 Grove Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-3200 www.paleceklimited.com

ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONS Fastsigns of Gurnee 4949 Grand Ave., Ste. 2 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-4515 www.fastsigns.com Image 360 1379 St. Paul Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 249-7445 www.signsnow.com/gurnee K and A Graphics, Inc. 4090-A Ryan Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-2345 www.kagraphicsgurnee.com Speedpro Imaging of Lake County 1350 Tri-State Pkwy., Ste. 116 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-8220 www.speedprolakecounty.com Town Planner Community Calendars 123 Huntington St. Lake Bluff, IL 60044 . . . . . . . . . (847) 615-7076 www.townplanner.com

AMUSEMENT PARK Six Flags Great America 542 Rte. 21 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 249-1776 www.sixflags.com/greatamerica

ANTIQUES/ESTATE SALES/ CONSIGNMENTS Gurnee Antique Market Inc. 5742 Northridge Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 782-9094 www.gurneeantiquemarket.com

Bickford of Gurnee 301 S. Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 281-0780 www.enrichinghappiness.com/gurnee

First American Bank 7005 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 406-3333 www.firstambank.com

Gurnee Manor 5631 Manchester Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 206-7172 www.gurneemanor.com

Gurnee Community Bank 675 N O’Plaine Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 625-3800 www.gurneebank.com

Heritage Woods of Gurnee 3775 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 623-6300 www.gardant.com/heritagewoodsgurnee

Heartland Bank & Trust 36044 N. Brookside Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 538-3763 www.hbtbank.com

Sunrise of Gurnee 500 N. Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-8100 www.sunriseseniorliving.com

My Consumers Credit Union 4946 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (877) 275-2228 www.myconsumers.org

ATTORNEYS Thomas B. Hood Law Offices, P.C. 501 N. Riverside Dr., Ste. 204 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-6633 www.lawyer.com/thomas-hood-il.html

AUTOMOTIVE Anthony Auto Group Inc. 7225 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-3000 www.anthonygurnee.com Auto Alliance Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 890-2787 www.autoalliancecars.net Auto Parts City, Inc. 3535 Washington St., Ste. 200 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 623-3535 www.apcity.com BTE Auto Group 5710 Des Plaines Ct. Gurnee, IL 60031 D. Wells Automotive Service 7365 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-1420 www.dwellsautomotive.com

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & BUILDING

Fastlane Lubemasters 6280 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-0002

C&E Wurzer Construction, Inc. 34498 N. Old Walnut Cir., Ste. D Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 672-4211 www.cehomebuilders.com

Gillespie Gurnee Ford 18834 Grand Ave Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 805-8020 www.gillespieford.com

Stone Cabinet Works 7075 Grand Ave., 3B Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 453-9884 www.stonecabinetworks.com

Jesse’s Auto Tech Inc. 640 Belle Plaine Ave. . . . . . . . . (224) 656-5743 Gurnee, IL 60031

ARTS & CRAFTS Ceramics For You 6695-D Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-2022 www.ceramicsforyou.net

ASSISTED LIVING Autumn Leaves 505 N. Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-1380 www.autumnleaves.com

McClure’s Garage Inc. 4409 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 662-1050

BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS BMO Harris Bank 6547 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-3171 www.branches.bmoharris.com Community Trust Credit Union 1313 Skokie Hwy. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 662-2050 www.ctcu.org

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NorthSide Community Bank 5103 Washington St. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-5100 www.nscombank.com

BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS Octagon Salon 1333 N Delany Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 360-9880 www.octagonsalon.com

BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR Kloss Distributing Company 1333 Northwestern Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-5610 www.klossdistributing.com

CARPETS & INTERIORS Iskalis American Floor Show, Inc. 4437 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 662-7900 www.iskalisflooringamerica.com

CHILDCARE Kiddie Academy of Gurnee 1555 Nations Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 596-3052 https://kiddieacademy.com/academies/gurnee/ The Learning Experience 465 N. Riverside Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 656-5309 www.thelearningexperience.com

CHIROPRACTORS Clark Family Chiropractic 1475 N. Dilleys Rd., Ste. 2 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-8600 www.clarkfamilychiro.net Straight Up Spine and Posture 6021 Washington St., Unit B Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 656-5778 www.straightupspineandposture.com

CLEANING SERVICES Merry Maids 101 Ambrogio Dr., Unit N Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 249-7005 www.merrymaidskenoshaandlake.com

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CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

EDUCATION

Fore See Electric Inc. 4331 Birch Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-2907

Brookhaven KinderCare Learning Center 4574 Brookhaven Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 360-1122 www.kindercare.com/our-centers/gurnee/il/301326

L.L.D Electric Co. P.O. Box 228 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-1553 www.lldelectric.com Prime Coat Coating Systems 1949 Swanson Ct. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 362-5111 www.primecoat.com

CONTRACTORS DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland 1000 Butterfield Rd. Vernon Hills, IL 60061 . . . . . . . (847) 327-0203 www.dreammakernechicagoland.com

COUNSELING Gateway Foundation 222 S. Greenleaf, Ste. 106 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (877) 505-4673 www.gatewayfoundation.org Gurnee Counseling Center 4212 Old Grand Ave., Ste. 102 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-5621 www.gurneecounselingcenter.com

COUNTRY CLUBS HeatherRidge Umbrella Association 5864 Manchester Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 816-9300 www.heatherridge.org

COUNTRY CLUBS RESTAURANTS

Columbia College-Lake County 1225 Tri-State Prkwy., Ste. 560 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-6333 wwww.ccis.edu/lakecounty Devry University 1325 Tri-State Pkwy., Ste. 120 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-2649 www.devry.edu/universities/illinois/gurnee-center. html Huntington Learning Center 1832 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 . . . . . . . . . (847) 625-4050 www.grayslake.huntingtonhelps.com Sylvan learning of Illinois 495 N. Riverside Dr. Gurnee, IL 60010 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 633-9873 https://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/gurnee-il Woodland Community Consolidated Dist. 50 1105 N. Hunt Club Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 596-5600 www.dist50.net

Manpower Group 5101 Washington St., Unit #23 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (414) 217-2415 www.manpower.com

DANCE Ultimate Gymnastics, Tumble & Cheer 1018 Tri State Pkwy. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-8573 www.ultimategymnasticsinfo.com

DENTAL Bradley Rule, DDS 6475 Washington St., Ste. 101 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 662-7717 www.ruledds.com Dental Associates of South Ridge 6121 Washington St., #202 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 625-9897 www.dasouthridge.com Dr. Howard Cooper Excellence In Dentistry 5101 Washington St. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-4000 www.gurneedds.com Honey Orthodontics 6071 Washington St., Ste. 1 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-0155 www.gurneeorthodontist.com Orthodontic Specialist of Lake County 101 S. Greenleaf St., Ste. E Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 249-1000 www.osolc.com

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College of Lake County 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030 . . . . . . . . . (847) 543-2422 www.clcillinois.edu

EMPLOYMENT/STAFFING

Bittersweet Golf Club 875 Almond Rd. www.bittersweetgolf.com

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Code Ninjas 6021 Washington St., Ste. C Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 875-1952 www.codeninjas.com

ENTERTAINMENT Extreme Flight Simulation, Inc. 1350 Tri-State Pkwy., Ste. 128 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 656-5546 www.extremeflightsimulation.com Marcus Cinema - Gurnee Mills 6170 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-9940 www.marcustheatres.com Rink Side Sports/Tilt Studio 6152 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-1064 www.rink-side.com

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese 671 S. Lewis Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085 . . . . . . . . (847) 782-4123 www.catholiccharities.net The Exchange Club of Gurnee P.O. Box 6 Gurnee, IL 60031 www.exchangeclubofgurnee.org Gurnee Women’s Business Association P.O. Box 683 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 356-0575 Heart of the City 114 S. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 . . . . . . . . (847) 623-6200 https://heartofthecitysports.org Knights of Columbus Divine Mercy 11112 2597 Korbel Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 513-1249 Northern Illinois Food Bank 440 Keller Dr. Park City, IL 60085 . . . . . . . . . (630) 443-6910 www.solvehungertoday.org Twice As Nice Mother & Child 4185 Grove Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 637-1644 www.twiceasnicemc.org

FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES Jack M. Dunk & Associates – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 5101 Washington St., Ste. 2B Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-8400 www.jackdunk.com

FITNESS DexaFit Northern IL 6071 Washington St., Unit C Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 252-4045 www.dexafit.com/locations/illinois/gurnee Gurnee Park District 4374 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 599-5498 www.gurneeparkdistrict.com

FLORISTS Balmes Flowers Gurnee, Inc. 4949 Grand Ave., Ste. 713 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 249-4644 www.gurneeflowersbybalmes.net

FOOD & BEVERAGE/CATERING Nothing Bundt Cakes 6951 Grand Ave. C2 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 637-8444 www.nothingbundtcakes.com

EVENT PLANNING Lake County Conference & Banquet Center 248 Ambrogio Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 623-7725 www.lcft.org

FAMILY, COMMUNITY & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS American Cancer Society, Inc. 100 Tri-State International, Ste. 125 Lincolnshire, IL 60069 . . . . . . . (847) 317-0025 www.cancer.org American Legion Post 771 P.O. Box 71 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 910-3330 www.gurneeamericanlegion.org

FREIGHT TRUCKING Top-Ten Express, Corp. 2001 N. Delany Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (800) 358-5990

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Marsh Funeral Home 305 N. Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-0127 www.dignitymemorial.com/marsh-funeral-home Salata Gurnee Funeral Home 4190 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-1155 www.gurneesalatafh.com

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Warren Funeral Home, Cemetery & Mausoleum 1475 N. Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-2760 www.warrencemetery.com

GOVERNMENT Village of Gurnee 325 N. O’Plaine Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 599-7500 www.gurnee.il.us/administration Warren Township Highway Dept 17801 W. Washington St. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-1101 www.warrentownship.net

GRAPHIC DESIGN The Graphics Co 1401 N. Delany Rd., Ste. B Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 543-0297 www.thegraphicsco.net

INDEPENDENT SENIOR LIVING Gurnee Meadows 1400 Pauly Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 263-0030 www.gurneemeadows.com

INSURANCE Biglow & Company, Inc. 11 Nippersink Blvd. Fox Lake, IL 60020 . . . . . . . . . (847) 587-2155 www.biglowins.com The Insurance Center/Stolarick & Co. 4673 Old Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 360-1300 www.stolarickins.com West’s Insurance Agency 1225 Tri-State Pkwy., #500 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 623-0456 www.westinsurance.com

LANDSCAPING

HARDWARE Ace Hardware of Gurnee, Inc 4806 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-0101 www.acehardware.com

HOLISTIC HEALTH Body & Brain Yoga 895 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 6 Lake Villa, IL 60046 . . . . . . . . . (262) 581-7851 www.bodynbrain.com Natural Light Wellness Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (678) 478-4838 www.naturallightwellness.com

HOME FURNISHINGS Art Van Furniture 6911 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-1083 www.artvan.com Loverly Cottage 887 S. Riverside Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 544-9888 www.loverlycottage.com The RoomPlace 6148 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 775-2500 www.theroomplace.com Sleep Number 6631 Grand Ave., Unit 3 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-2720 www.sleepnumber.com

HOTELS/MOTELS Extended Stay 5724 Northridge Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 662-3060 www.extendedstayamerica.com Holiday Inn of Gurnee/New Crown Holdings, LLC. 6161 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-6300 www.ihg.com Wingate By Wyndham Gurnee 6090 Gurnee Mills Cir. E. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-8868 www.wyndhamhotels.com

Lawn Doctor of Antioch-Gurnee-Waukegan 40324 N. Deep Lake Rd. Antioch, IL 60002 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 395-0940 www.lawndoctorantioch-waukegan.com

Athletico Physical Therapy - Gurnee North 3430 Grand Ave Ste., 400 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 782-9860 www.athletico.com/locations/gurnee-north/ Clinical Investigation Specialists, Inc. 1800 Nations Dr., Ste. 115 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 599-2492 www.cisresearch.com Provida Family Medicine 1425 N. Hunt Club Rd., Ste. 100 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 548-2200 www.providahealthcenter.com SRT Prosthetics and Orthotics 6475 Washington St., Ste. 100 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-0030 www.healthcare4ppl.com Vein Clinics of America 15 Tower Ct., #200 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 623-8755 www.veinclinics.com/clinic/gurnee-illinois/?utm_ source=chamber&utm_medium=web&utm_cam

LIBRARY

OPTICAL SERVICES

Warren-Newport Public Library District 224 North O’Plaine Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-5150 www.wnpl.info

Accuvision 5101 W. Washington, Ste. 19 Saratoga Sq. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-2020 www.accuvision.com

MAIL SERVICES/SHIPPING The Shipping Point 5250 Grand Ave., Ste. 14 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-6000 www.gurneeshipping.com

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION EIRICH Machines 4033 Ryan Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-2444 www.eirichusa.com KHM Plastics Inc. 4090 Ryan Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 249-4910 www.khmplastics.com Ohio Medical LLC 1111 Lakeside Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-0500 www.ohiomedical.com Quick Dry Foods USA 2011 Swanson Ct. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 785-1249 www.quickdryfoods.com United Plastics Inc. 1947 N. Delany Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-3080 www.unitedplasticsinc.com Vantage Specialties, Inc. 3938 Porett Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-3410 www.vantagegrp.com

MEDICAL, DENTAL & NURSING CARE Ashira Dermatology 135 N. Greenleaf St., Ste. 204 & 209 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (877) 368-4270 www.ashiraderm.com Ashria Industries Gurnee, IL 60031 www.ashiraderm.com

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Assured Healthcare 495 N. Riverside Dr., #203 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 775-7445 www.assuredhealthcare.com

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Kirk Eye Center 3477 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 249-4660 www.kirkeye.com My Eye Xpert- Drs. Gandolfi & Swafford 1475 Dilleys Rd., Ste. #4 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-3939 www.visionsource-myeyexpertgurnee.com

PACKAGING/SHIPPING BubbleFAST LLC 101 Ambrogio, Unit K Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 599-9911 www.bubblefast.com The UPS Store 3882 1862 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . (847) 231-5680 www.locations.theupsstore.com

PERSONAL SERVICES BrightStar Care 1125 Tri-State Pkwy., Ste. 700 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (312) 543-1331 www.brightstarcare.com/gurnee

PETS Central Bark Doggy Day Care 3880 Grove Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 672-6188 www.centralbarkusa.com/gurnee

REAL ESTATE SERVICES d’aprile properties 5101 Washington St., Ste. # 24 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 548-5610 www.daprilleproperties.com James D Smith RE/MAX SHOWCASE 5445 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 274-8301 www.jdshomes.net

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RESORTS Great Wolf Lodge Illinois 1700 Nations Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 416-3198 www.greatwolf.com/illinois

RESTAURANTS & SPECIALTY DINING Armory Pizzeria & Grill 3059 Washington St. Wuakegan, IL 60085 . . . . . . . . (847) 693-7072 www.armorypizzagrill.com Chick-fil-A 6550 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 782-9294 www.chickfila.com The Chocolate Sanctuary 5101 Washington St. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 944-0808 www.thechocolatesnctuary.com Culver’s of Gurnee 1505 Nations Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 662-9666 www.culvers.com HoneyBaked Ham Cafe 4949 Grand Ave., Unit #8 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 775-1616 www.myhoneybakedstore.com/gurnee/2107 Hooters of Gurnee 5670 Northridge Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 360-1672 www.originalhooters.com

Mission-BBQ 6430 Grand Ave., Ste. 101 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 278-4577 www.mission-bbq.com MOD PIZZA 6447 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 505-4228 https://modpizza.com Momcorn 5101 Washington St., Ste. #2 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (224) 610-0407 www.momcorngurnee.com The Olive Garden 5590 Northridge Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-3628 www.olivegarden.com Outback Steakhouse 6210 Grand Ave. Gurnee Mills, IL 60031 . . . . . . . (847) 599-1300 www.outback.com Saluto’s Pizza & Pasta 7680 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 356-6900 www.salutosofgurnee.com The Shanty Restaurant 38985 N. Rte. 41 Wadsworh, IL 60083 . . . . . . . . (847) 336-0262 www.theshantyrestaurant.com Spice Restaurant Holiday Inn 6161 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 336-6300

Jersey Mikes 6310 Grand Ave., Ste. 400 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-0601 www.jerseymikes.com

Stevens Restaurant 401 N. Riverside Dr. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 599-8533 www.stevensofgurnee.com

McAlister’s Deli 6557 Grand Ave., #150 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 226-4743 www.mcalistersdeli.com

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub Gurnee 5572 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 249-0800 www.timothyotooles.com/gurnee

SHOPPING CENTERS Gurnee Mills 6170 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 263-2414 www.simon.com/mall/gurnee-mills

TAXI American Taxi Dispatch 834 E. Rand Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 . . . . . . . (847) 253-4411 www.americantaxi.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AT&T 7075 Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 856-8944 www.att.com Gurnee Xfinity 6440 Grand Ave., Ste. 201 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (219) 405-7814 www.comcast.com Kace Communications 4185 Grove Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 327-0367 www.kacecommunications.com Sprint 6557 Grand Ave., Ste. 175 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 244-7727 www.sprint.com

VISITOR CENTER Lake County, IL Convention & Visitors Bur 5465 W. Grand Ave., Ste. 100 Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 662-2700 www.visitlakecounty.org

WHOLESALE Sam’s Club 6570 W. Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL 60031 . . . . . . . . . . (847) 855-1139 www.samsclub.com

Advertiser INDEX Ace Hardware ........................................................................... 17

Gurnee Community Bank ......................................................... 39

Ameriprise Financial ................................................................... 3

Gurnee Days ............................................................................. 22

Balmes Flowers ......................................................................... 17

Gurnee Farmers & Artisans Market ............................................ 8

College of Lake County ............................................................ 27

Gurnee’s Got It ......................................................................... 19

Community Trust Credit Union ................................................... 4

Heartland Bank ......................................................................... 17

d’aprile properties .................................................................... 24

Honey Baked Ham ................................................................... 20

Daily Herald .............................................................................. 32

McClure’s Garage ..................................................................... 31

Dental Associates of South Ridge .............................................. 5

NorthSide Community Bank ..................................................... 40

EFS – Extreme Flight Simulation ................................................ 2

Six Flags Great America ........................................................... 23

Fit Nation .................................................................................. 25

Steven’s Steakhouse ................................................................. 20

Fore See Electric, Inc. ................................................................. 7

The Chocolate Sanctuary ......................................................... 21

Gateway Foundation ................................................................ 30

Visit Lake County ...................................................................... 15

Gillespie Ford ........................................................................... 17 38 IL-GUR-CW-19 Design.indd 38

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WE’RE PROUD TO SUPPORT THE

VILLAGE OF GURNEE

What do we love the most about this area? The people we share it with! That’s why we support the families here, the local businesses and the charitable organizations, too. Beyond providing banking solutions, we also take pride in giving back to the people who work to make our communities so great. Why? Because this isn’t just home to us; it’s home to all of us. As true community banks, we know that when we all do our part, we can help make Gurnee great for everyone.

GURNEE’S COMMUNITY BANK 675 N. O’Plaine Rd. | Gurnee, IL 60031 847-625-3800 | www.gurneebank.com

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Gurnee Community Bank is a branch of Libertyville Bank & Trust Company.

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