Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Kick start the summer fun by celebrating the last day of school with the kids
School's almost out and boy are my kids ready for their fun in the sun. While I still think it is unfair that parents don't get the summer off, I do look forward to our annual tradition of kicking off the summer break with some fun together. Parents, if you can, take the afternoon off or dedicate a whole day for pure fun. Here are some ideas to inspire your celebration: 1. Hit the pool! Let the splashing begin. Head on over to your local pool and start working on that gorgeous tan while splashing around with the kids. 2. Go see a movie during the day. If it's raining or you just want to enjoy extreme air conditioning, take advantage of that early bird, weekday discount to see the latest family flick. It will be a rare pleasure for the …
Also featured in this week's blotter: a Glenview man was charged with burglary for an incident that occurred last December.
The following reports were provided by the Glenview Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt. Suspicious Incident On May 13, a Glenview resident reported receiving a phone call from a man who said his name was “David Hauschild," a Glenview police officer, and solicited money to help disabled children, according to police. The resident realized the call may be a scam and hung up, police say. Burglary On May 15, Igor Vargun, 20, of Glenview, was charged with residential burglary for an incident that occurred on Dec. 23, 2012 on the 300 block of Elm Street, according to police. On May 19, the manager of a business on the 1400 block of Waukegan Road reported a burglary at their store, according to police…
A house at 2760 Manu Ct. was hit by lightning Monday night, causing a small roof fire.
Lightning hit the roof of the house at 2760 Manu Ct. in Glenview on Monday night, starting a fire near the home's attic, according to the Glenview Fire Department. The flame was contained using a fire extinguisher and there were no injuries to the residents or firefighters, the fire department reported. The ceiling on the second floor master bedroom was pulled by the fire, causing some water damage to the house because of rainfall, but the roof was sealed by Tuesday afternoon. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest fire department updates in your email.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The private gated home also has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a two laundry rooms.
This $4,395,000 private gated home, located at 494 Sheridan Rd. in Glencoe, was custom built in 2005 by Highgate Builders. Sitting on .91 acres of landscaped grounds, the home features a grand foyer entry, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a kitchen with top-end appliances. The home also features a theater, an exercise room, two laundry rooms, a four-car garage, a batting cage, a sports court and a first floor guest suite. The Wow House is listed with Jody Handler-Dickstein of Coldwell Banker. For more information on this home or others in the area, contact Handler-Dickstein at (847) 835-0236 or at Jody.Dickstein@cbexchange.com.
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Returning hit-makers Don McLean and Judy Collins open Ravinia's 2013 season on a double bill early next month, and we want you to be there! McLean’s 1971 hit song “American Pie” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and he was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Known for her blend of folk songs and contemporary themes, Collins has enjoyed a career that has spanned over 50 years. She continues to produce new music and recently released her album Paradise, a collection of songs and duets. We want to send you and a friend to their show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 for free. All you have to do is sign up for our free daily newsletter. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, when we…
A legislation to ban teen tanning in Illinois heads to Gov. Pat Quinn.
Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday after being approved by the Illinois Senate. House Bill 188, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from UV tanning beds. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Spray-on tanning is exempt from the legislation, as is phototherapy, which applies to situations where a physician supervises tanning when it is necessary to treat a medical condition. Radogno said in a press release that she sponsored the bill to protect Illinois minors from the serious health risks involved with indoor tanning beds. “Not only do children not realize there …
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor Stan Golovchuk: Stan.Golovchuk@patch.com
Why doesn’t Metra have wireless internet on its trains yet? Mostly because it would be enormously expensive and a technological challenge, too. But should they?
Should Metra get Wi-Fi? Even if it’s expensive and hard to implement and maintain? The commuter-rail network is considering the possibility, the Chicago Tribune and other news agencies report, but price and technology continue to be two major barriers, despite that a DePaul University report shows 48 percent of Metra riders use personal electronic devices during their commutes. According to the paper, it could cost over $70 million to install wireless internet on all 11 Metra lines over five years—though some of that could perhaps be recouped by paid plans or sponsorships—and there’s a fear that the technology might quickly become obsolete or go unused by customers who prefer other connectivity, like smart-phone hotspots or air-cards. "(…
The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the district's plans for providing special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home schools within the district for the 2013-2014 school year.
A recent update on the village's natural resource projects includes a rain garden installation and a demonstration on the value of trees.
The Village of Glenview has released some news updates on natural resource projects in the area. Ash Borer For the fourth year, Glenview is participating in a project aimed at protecting ash trees from the emerald ash borer. The village plans to use insecticide on trees in early to mid June. Rain Garden The village is installing a rain garden at the corner of Waukegan Road, Dewes Street and River Drive, with vegetation planting possibly taking place next weekend. The Price of Trees Glenview Eagle Scout candidate Colin Burrowes, and the Village's Natural Resources Manager, Robyn Flakne, are working together on a project to raise awareness of the economic benefits provided by trees. Volunteers identified and measured trees on public parkways…