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Saying goodbye to Gurnee Grade School

Farewell notes written classroom wall Gurnee Grade School located 940 Kilbourne Road Gurnee. The school was built flood plais closed

Farewell notes written on a classroom wall at Gurnee Grade School located at 940 Kilbourne Road in Gurnee. The school was built in a flood plain and is closed with students attending River Tail School. | Thomas Delany Jr.~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: February 9, 2013 6:08AM



The hallways at Gurnee Grade School are now silent. Saying their goodbyes, students wrote farewell notes on classroom walls and left their handprints.

The now-empty school, located at 940 Kilbourne Road in Gurnee, was built in a flood plain and endured a number of flooding episodes.

The students now attend River Trails School.



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