VW of Highland Park is located near Gurnee, IL
Most people from Chicagoland associate Gurnee, IL with great shopping and entertainment. Gurnee is conveniently located on I-94 in between Milwaukee and Chicago. Gurnee is a great place to live as it is home to over 31,000 people. The village provides its residents with great schools, a public library, nice parks and more.
The Village of Gurnee is governed by a Board of Trustees which is composed of six Trustees, Village President, and Village Clerk. All are elected at large on staggered four-year terms every two years. The majority of the eastern half of the village is served by Gurnee School District #56 which includes: River Trail School, Prairie Trail School, Spaulding School, and Viking Middle School. The western section of Gurnee, along with portions of the village's eastside is served by Woodland Grade School District #50. Woodland comprises: Woodland Middle School, Woodland Intermediate School, Woodland Elementary School, and Woodland Primary School. The village is served by Warren Township High School, which is made up of the O'Plaine Road Campus (freshmen and sophomores) and the Almond Road Campus (juniors and seniors).
Every year the village hosts Gurnee Days, an annual celebration that brings the community together for a safe, fun-filled family event. For 43 years, the festivities have been planned and orchestrated by the Gurnee Days Corporation, a not-for-profit, volunteer organization. The event is funded by contributions from area businesses and civic organizations. Most of the events take place in the Village Center (Viking Park, Petersen Park, Library, Viking School, and the Police and Fire Stations).
The village is also home to the Gurnee Mills shopping center. It is one of the largest outlet and value shopping destination in Illinois. Gurnee Mills hosts more than 200 stores including Macys, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Forever 21, Koh's, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Shoppers will find they also have a selection of great restaurants including Rainforest Cafe and Buffalo Wild Wings. Gurnee Mills also has a movie at Gurnee Marcus Cinema, an indoor ice skating rink, miniature golf and laser tag at Tilt Studio. Gurnee Mills is located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue (IL 132) in Gurnee, IL.Six Flags Great America is located between Chicago and Milwaukee and offers endless adventures for the entire family with 14 heart-pounding roller coasters, a 20-acre water park, spectacular shows and four children's themed areas with more than 30 rides.
Six Flags Friends is a series of programs throughout the Six Flags family of parks that makes a difference in communities like Gurney by encouraging local involvement, supporting the mission of various non-profit organizations and bringing the thrill of Six Flags to children and families across North America.
Six Flags Friends is a proud supporter of hundreds of organizations throughout our Six Flags communities. Through our national partnerships, we successfully utilize our geographic span to make a difference as a unified family of parks. Six Flags Great America is also pleased to support the work of organizations that make an impact in our surrounding neighborhoods. It is the work of the organizations below that truly make our cities a better place to live, work and enjoy.