This is the Old Grand Avenue site where Heroes of Freedom Memorial Park would be built in Gurnee if a lawsuit settlement proposal gains village board approval Monday night. Nine flags representing every military branch and lights used to be on the property.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Boots, dog tags, a rifle and a helmet were in front of flags at Heroes of Freedom Memorial Park in Gurnee before a ceremony to honor a fallen Marine in 2006.
STEVE LUNDY | Staff Photographer 2006
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Gurnee village trustees may end a nearly three-year controversy Monday when they address whether to accept a lawsuit settlement that would require construction of a memorial to troops who died in Afghanistan and Iraq. "When voting to approve or reject the proposed settlement, each trustee will have to decide if the settlement proposal is in the best interest of the village," Village Attorney Bryan Winter said in a memo.