March 22, 2013 8:04PM
Updated: April 24, 2013 6:03AM
Nominations: The Gurnee Days Corp. is seeking nominations for the Gurnee Days honoree(s). The person or couple selected will be honored at a testimonial dinner Aug. 8. In addition, the individual(s) will serve as grand marshal(s) of the Gurnee Days parade Aug. 11. To qualify for the nomination, the person or couple must have provided a meaningful contribution to the village for 10 years or more. The nomination deadline is March 27. Nomination forms may be picked up at the Village Hall, Gurnee Park District locations or download from gurneedays.com.
Flushing: The village will be conducting its semi-annual water main flushing program beginning April 1, contingent upon weather conditions. This process will be performed daily, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. and will continue until all water mains have been flushed. Residents are urged to refrain from doing laundry during this time period to avoid staining of clothing, which may occur due to the disturbance in the water main. Signs will be posted in each area prior to the beginning of the water main flushing. The anticipated completion date is May 3. The village regrets any inconvenience caused. For more information, call (847) 356-8252.
Ceremony: The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center will recognize Gurnee resident and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Mr. Allen Lynch, commemorating National Medal of Honor Day, at a ceremony March 25 at 10:30 a.m. at 3001 Green Bay Road. Lynch, a former U.S. Army sergeant who receives health care at Lovell FHCC, went above and beyond to save his fellow soldiers in the heat of battle and subsequently received the Medal of Honor for his heroism. Mr. Lynch’s heroic acts occurred on Dec. 15, 1967. Sgt. Lynch (then a specialist 4th class) distinguished himself while serving as a radio telephone operator with Company D, 1st Battalion (Airmobile), 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), serving near My An, Binh Dinh province, Republic of Vietnam. While under fire, Mr. Lynch ran across open ground several times to rescue wounded comrades, subsequently protecting them while continuing to fire on the enemy. He remained after his unit withdrew and continued to defend his isolated position for two more hours, again rescuing more wounded soldiers. For more information, call (224) 610-3714.
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Flushing: The Public Works Department will conduct its annual hydrant flushing program beginning April 1 and continuing through the second or third week of May. Flushing will be done between the hours of 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. In some instances, discoloration of water may be experienced; if this occurs, run the cold water until it becomes clear. For more information, call (847) 546-8752.
Meeting: Waukegan Township C.A.R.E.S. will hold its annual Walk for Seniors Planning Committee meeting March 29 at 9 a.m. at Park Place, 414 S. Lewis Ave. This intergenerational event will kick-off Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. from the corner of 13th Street and Sheridan Road in North Chicago and will conclude with a Victory Celebration ending at Victory Park in Waukegan. Walk for Seniors funds support senior programs. For more information, call (847) 244-9242 or visit www.waukegantownship.com.