Thursday, May 16, 2013
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 …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The organization plans to show the film "Iron Jawed Angels" on Sunday, March 3.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, is hosting a screening of Iron Jawed Angels, a 2004 film about women's suffrage, at the Glenview Public Library on Sunday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. The League is hosting the screening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in Illinois and Women's History Month, accoridng to the Journal & Topics. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest community event updates in your email.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Glenview trustees decided not to create a separate library district because of the potential taxpayer burden.
Glenview's trustees decided not to seperate the Glenview public library from the Village of Glenview, during a village board meeting on Tuesday — an idea first introducted during recent budget negotiations, according to the Journal & Topics. “We concluded it would not be in the best interests of the taxpayer," Glenview Library Board President M. David Johnson told the Journal & Topics. “For one thing, the library’s ComEd bill would increase by $100,000 right away.” Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest community updates in your email.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
"Sugar: What Parents Should Know" will start at 3:00 p.m. and aims to educate people on the negative side effects of sugar, artificial sweeteners and sugar addiction.
At the age of 31, Shawna Schwalb began to suffer from chronic pain, and her entire body would ache after eating sweets. The pain abruptly disappeared when she cut processed sugar out of her diet. Now, as a certified health counselor and founder of Positivecaring Co., a holistic health clinic in Chicago, she will share the benefits of a low-sugar diet in a workshop at Glenview Public Library. “Sugar is a highly addictive substance,” Schwalb warns. “People don’t realize the hazardous effects.” Saturday’s interactive workshop, titled “Sugar: What Parents Should Know,” will educate participants about the negative side effects of sugar and artificial sweeteners. It also will offer ways to end sugar addiction. Most processed foods today contain …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A packed room of concerned parents attended a drug forum hosted Tuesday. Organized by a Glenview mother of a recovering addict, the community discussion shined light on rising use of the deadly drug among local teens. Here, share your opinion in our poll.
Paula Nixon, a recovering heroin addict, and her mother, a former drug counselor, hosted a forum Tuesday night to promote awareness of the rise in drug addiction in the community. The pair spoke to a packed room of concerned parents at the Glenview Public Library, sharing their story as a warning to other local families. Join the conversation: Like us on Facebook! “When I was a sophomore in high school [at Glenbrook South] I was going to school drunk every day, smoking weed all the time and once that high wasn’t good enough, next thing I knew, I was doing heroin," Nixon said. "Then I began mixing the drugs. I’m lucky to be alive.” Other parents, including a retired Chicago police captain, who lost his son to an overdose, shared their own …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Paula Nixon, a recovering heroin addict, and her mother, a former drug counselor, hosted a forum Tuesday night to promote awareness of the rise in drug addiction in the community. 'It is not an epidemic, but there is a problem,' police officials shared.
P.J. Newberg, 50, a Glenview resident since 1984, remembers the first time she suspected her daughter Paula was using heroin. Paula was 16. “She started acting different, she was losing weight and not coming home,” Newberg recalled. This was in November 2010 and repeated stints for her daughter in a drug treatment center failed. “After the first and second treatments that were unsuccessful, she kept using heroin,” Newberg said. As bad as it was, it could have been a lot worse, P.J. said. Four of Paula’s friends—including her boyfriend—died of heroin use, their overdoses providing impetus to start information sessions on the dangers of the drug in Glenview and surrounding burbs. One of those sessions was held Tuesday night in front of a …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Spurred by a local mother who fears teen heroin addiction has become an increasing issue in the village, ‘Learn About Heroin in our Community’ is scheduled for 7 p.m., Aug. 14 at the Glenview Public Library.
It’s no secret that teen heroin use has become an epidemic across the country, but it’s a topic rarely discussed in Chicago’s affluent North Shore. “Kids are not afraid of heroin these days,” explained P.J. Newberg, Glenview resident and mother to a recovering heroin addict and former Glenbrook South student in an interview with the Northbrook Star. Stay tuned to the latest local news: Like us on Facebook! “People in Glenview and other suburbs don’t believe it because of the stigma attached to heroin addiction,” she told the paper. Newberg is also a former certified drug and alcohol counselor and has made it her mission to sound the alarm on heroin use in Glenview, Northbrook and surrounding communities. Following the overdose deaths of …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Patch has teamed up with best-selling author James Patterson’s ReadKiddoRead program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check out these recommended favorites.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Looking for a great book to read this summer? Allow best-selling author James Patterson to make a suggestion. Patch has teamed up with Patterson's ReadKiddoRead program and the acclaimed author is offering up his summer reading picks for kids of all ages. This list of books for children 8-12 has something for everyone – adventure, magic, humor and some really amazing kids. Read one, or read ‘em all – post your thoughts in the comments. Or, if we missed your favorite book, tell us what it is! And, for Patterson's suggestions for kiddos of all ages: Also, remember that all of these books and more are available at the Glenview Public Library. 1. Dead End in Norvelt By Jack Gantos Two months of being grounded during summer vacation change Jack…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Although there are many more, we've highlighted 10 reasons why we can't help but love our special town.
1. The Glen This Glenview landmark draws people from near and far and is just one of the many reasons we love Glenview. It can be easy to forget, however, that The Glen has not always been “The Glen.” This land was home to the Glenview Naval Air Station from 1937-1995. The Mission Statement for the redevelopment project said the goal was to “create a lasting source of pride for the community” with the addition of housing, job opportunities, and facilities for public enjoyment. With a school, restaurants, shopping and more The Glen has made Glenview a must-see for visitors. Stay up-to-date on the latest Glenview news: Sign up for free newsletter! 2. Glenview Public Library An old downtown Glenview favorite tried on a new outfit last year, …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Public sector raises keep flowing in affluent "home-rule" communities like Glenview
Zip code can make a tremendous difference when it comes to job security and compensation of government employees, and, with the insulation of “home rule” property taxes to rely on, Glenview’s municipal workers have it better than most. Gov. Pat Quinn last week announced plans that, if implemented, would lay off thousands of Illinois workers, in addition to those who have already lost their jobs or have seen pay hikes or freezes. Federal employees have had their pay frozen for the past two years, and all in all, the Labor department reports that 142,000 state and local employees have lost their jobs since the current economic downturn. But a Patch analysis of just one sliver of Glenview’s municipal job sector, the Glenview Public Library, …