Gurnee, Illinois

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Gurnee is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 28,834 at the 2000 census,[2] and estimated to be 30,772 in 2005. The village borders the city of Waukegan and is considered a part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Gurnee is perhaps best known for being the location of Six Flags Great America, a theme park. The village is home to many Chicago Bears players, including NFL recordholder Devin Hester, Gurnee has benefited from its location as the midway point between Milwaukee and Chicago.

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Geography

Gurnee is located at 42°22′N 87°56′W / 42.367°N 87.933°W / 42.367; -87.933 (42.3737, -87.9344).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 13.4 square miles (35 km2), of which, 13.4 square miles (35 km2) is land and 0.07% is water. Gurnee is located on the banks of the Des Plaines River and is split by Interstate 94 which divides the village into East (old) and west (new) sides.

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