The village of Gurnee is in Warren Township in Lake County, IL. It is approximately 45 miles north of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee, WI.
The first settlers in Warren Township came to the area from Warren, NY during the 1830s. The Warren Township Historical Society was a tavern that served as a stagecoach stop on the route between Chicago and Milwaukee. Gurnee was originally named Wentworth.
Parks and Attractions
Home Buyers in Gurnee IL can easily visit attractions such as Six Flags Great America. Gurnee residents who like to shop will enjoy being close to Gurnee Mills outlet Mall. Gurnee golfers can tee off at the Bittersweet Golf Club. An 18-hole public golf course set in the middle of trees, wetlands and wildflowers. Gurnee Days is one of the village's annual events. Residents gather every August for a weekend of live entertainment, carnival rides, games and food.