Volunteers place sandbags around Gurnee Grade School in 2007.
Daily Herald file photo, 2007
Water is pumped from the lower level of Gurnee Grade School in 2007 due to Des Plaines River flooding.
PAUL VALADE | Staff Photographer, 2007
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A milestone involving the flood prone Gurnee Grade School was reached Tuesday bringing a sense of relief to various entities that have worked for years to solve the problem. The Lake County Board unaimously authorized the purchase of the Gurnee Grade School and surrounding property for $2.76 million, clearing the way for demolition of the old school just west of the Des Plaines River.