Friday, May 17, 2013
Glenbrook South, New Trier, Deerfield, Highland Park, Niles West, Maine West, Maine South, Notre Dame, Niles North and Loyola athletes will join Wildkits at State Meet.
Taking home the team trophy for the sixth straight year, the Evanston High School boys track team won the Niles West Sectional Thursday in Skokie sending five individuals and three relay teams to the State Meet May 24 and 25 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston The Wildkits compiled 85 points. Glenbrook South took home second place with 72 followed by Prospect in third with 70 and New Trier fourth with 58. Niles West accumulated 47 for fifth with Deerfield sixth, Main South seventh, Niles North eighth, Highland Park ninth place, Notre Dame of Niles tenth, Maine West 11th , Loyola Academy 12th, Maine East 13th\, Glenbrook North 14th and Von Steuben 15th. "Last year, a lot of guys, when they went downstate, were qualified just about…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Freshmen and sophomores at the Glenbrook high schools will receive ChromeBook laptops for the next academic year.
Northbrook and Glenview schools are in the process of implementing the "one-to-one initiative" designed to provide students with a laptop or other device for enhanced learning, the Chicago Tribune reports. Among the students getting new devices are freshmen and sophomores at Glenbrook North and South, who will receive $828,000 worth of ChromeBook laptops in the upcoming school year, according to the Chicago Tribune. Click here for the full report.
It's been a long week. You need a pick-me-up.
Friday's here. Thank goodness. One more day of work, and that's it. Here's a little inspiration to get you through to Saturday. For more than a month now, Patch and Grape-Nuts have teamed up to present stories about your neighbors, neighbors who have faced challenges that would seem insurmountable to many of us. But not to the people we've featured in this series, Journeys. Not surprisingly, the stories have generated dozens of comments on Patch and on Facebook: "Great story..." "Thanks for sharing..." "So wonderfully inspiring..." And, so, here they are again. Great stories shared to inspire. Take a look at what these people have faced. Then click on the story to see their responses. And feel better about your tough week. Pit Bull …
Abt revealed the Samsung 85” Ultra HD TV on Wednesday. Only 250 units currently exist worldwide.
Abt unveiled the Samsung 85” Ultra HD TV on Wednesday night, the largest Smart television in the world. So far, only 250 units exist worldwide. The $40,000 television is voice and hand-gesture controlled, features built-in sound bars delivering 120 watts of sound in 2.2 channels and powered by 1.4GHz quad-core processor, IGN reported. Would you rather buy a giant, state-of-the-art television or a new car?
The CSL South title holder gave up four runs in a 7-6 loss to Evanston High School.
Evanston came back with four runs in the fifth sixth innings to beat the CSL South champion Glenbrook South 7-6 on Wednesday, the Evanston Review. GBS beat Evanston last week in a conferance game to earn the CSL South title. “I told (the team) after the game that any time you come back against a really good team, especially coming back late, it’s something,” Evanston coach Frank Consiglio told the Evanston Review. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local school and sports updates in your email.
Dozens of Glenview residents joined volunteers on May 11 to remove trash and invasive plants during the Chicago River clean up day.
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Thursday, May 16
More than 80 Glenview residents helped clean up the Chicago River as part of Chicago River clean up day, where 4,000 volunteers removed trash and invasive plants at 70 river locations from the north to the south suburbs, Glenview Announcement reported. The Glenview team worked on the West Branch of the North Fork in the Techny Basin, which serves as a naturalized storm water detention in Glenview, according to Henrietta Saunders, chairwoman of the Glenview Natural Resources Commission, Glenview Announcement reported. Nearby are recreation trails that are part of the Bike Glenview program launched in April, which encourages biking around the village. The initiative is a cooperative effort between the Village of Glenview, the Village’s …
Michael Divincenzo faces eight misdemeanor charges related to reports of physical assaults at Maine West High School in Des Plaines in 2012, according to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
A former varsity boys soccer coach and teacher at Maine West High School faces multiple criminal charges related to reports of bullying and hazing, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez stated on Wednesday. Michael Divincenzo was charged with eight misdemeanor counts including three counts of battery, one count of hazing and four counts of failure to report abuse as mandated, in incidents on June 1, 2012, Aug. 31, 2012 and Sept. 26, 2012, according to court documents. Divincenzo is accused of threatening freshmen students to have the varsity players stick their thumbs up their buttocks if they did not communicate properly during a soccer drill, according to the charges. Freshmen team players were held down by varsity players against …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Also featured in this week's blotter: A Des Plaines man was arrested in relation to a burglary that occurred in December.
The following reports were provided by the Glenview Police Department. Arrests and charges are accusations and do not indicate guilt. Burglary Arrest On May 10, Bastri Feka, 23, of Des Plaines, was arrested on the 5600 block of Old Orchard Road and charged with residential burglary, according to police. The charge is related to an incident that occurred on Dec. 23, 2012 on the 300 block of Elm Street, police say. Retail Theft On May 11, Linda Lamet, 44, of Northbrook, was arrested on the 1900 block of Tower Drive and charged with retail theft, according to police. Residential Burglary On May 6, a resident on the 4400 block of Ivy Drive reported someone burglarized their home, according to police. Entry was made by brute force through the…
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional…
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover - just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below - we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Looking for landscapers? Look no further than these local businesses. This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again.