Friday, March 16, 2012
The downtown eatery won 67 percent of votes in this week’s reader’s choice contest for best spot to celebrate St. Patty’s
There are plenty of Glenview spots to partake in St. Patrick’s Day fun, complete with green beer, great food and spirited festivities. This week, Glenview Patch readers weighed in on the best place to cut loose on St. Patty’s as part of our most recent Reader’s Choice poll. Glenview House, 1843 Glenview Rd., won the top spot, nabbing 67 percent of reader votes. In the second spot, Grandpa’s Place, 1868 Prairie St., earned 24 percent. The renovated, historic bar opened last April and this weekend, co-owners Steve Podjasek and Mike Canning will feature Irish food and $3 drink specials available Saturday. We'll be running reader's choice polls every Monday through Friday so that you can help advise your neighbors on the best places to check …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Where’s your top pick for green beer and great food?
Whether you’re Irish or just look really good in green, everyone loves a good St. Patrick’s Day celebration. From bottomless beer to delicious food and spirited festivities, St. Patty’s is a time for fun and letting loose. In Glenview, we’re lucky to have more than a few great spots to kick back and let the green beer flow. Last week Glenview Patch readers shared their favorite bookstore. For this week’s installment, we’re asking you to weigh in on the best place for St. Patrick’s Day fun. Maybe you’re loyal to old favorites like Grandpa’s Place or gravitate toward newer picks like Yard House—either way, we want to hear from you! Here are some of our favorite spots, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Local dining spots to start the weekend right.
Hackney’s With two locations in town, this famous burger joint makes it easy to enjoy killer food and a casual night out. Even TV host Guy Fieri has taken notice. Hackney's got a taste of national exposure when the famed chef stopped by to nosh on some burgers and onion stacks for a segment on his cable television show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Café Lucci If you’re looking for a wine list that’s out of this world and have a hankering for Italian, Café Lucci is calling. A romantic spot tucked at the corner of Milwaukee and Central, Lucci is a family-owned restaurant with authentic food and service that makes you feel right at home. Try their garlic tapenade and crusty bread while you’re browsing the menu! Michael Salerno’s Pizza Wanna …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Dragman makes $186,000 reimbursement and will serve no time in prison.
Former Hackney’s bookkeeper Shawn Dragman pleaded guilty at Cook County Criminal Court July 28 to embezzling more than $186,000 from her employer. She will be on probation for four years and serve no time in prison. After learning Dragman made restitution to Hackney’s in the amount of $186,414, Judge Garritt Howard sentenced Dragman to four years probation and 480 hours of community service, according to Cook County State’s Attorney spokesman Andy Conklin. Dragman was originally charged March 18 with one count of felony theft. On April 8 she was indicted on one of count of criminal financial crimes enterprise, two counts of theft in excess of $100,000 and five charges of forgery according to Conklin. Dragman pleaded guilty to one of …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Patch is your guide as you become a tourist in Chicagoland.
Excellent schools, an eclectic mix of dining and shopping and a rich history are just a few things that make Glenview such a great place to call home. Here, check out Patch's newest edition of Patch Passport and take a vacation in your own backyard! Read more: The Glen: From Naval Air Station to Economic Engine ATTRACTIONS Wagner Farm No need to travel down South to get a feel of the old country. Wagner Farm, located at the corner of Lake and Wagner Roads, is one of the few working farms left in the area. German immigrants Johann and Katharina Wagner crossed over to the United States in 1855 and acquired the 91 acres of farmland. The farm was owned and run by members of the Wagner family until 1997 when the farm was saved from developers …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Shawn Dragman is accused of stealing more than $186,000 from the local burger joint.
Prosecutors have completed evidence gathering in the embezzlement case involving former Hackney’s bookkeeper and waitress Shawn Dragman, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Karyn Stratton said today. Dragman was originally charged March 18 with one count of felony theft and was indicted on one of count of criminal financial crimes enterprise, two counts of theft in excess of $100,000 and five charges of forgery April 8, according to Cook County State’s Attorney spokesman Andy Conklin. Criminal financial enterprise and theft are Class 1 felonies punishable by four to 15 years in prison; forgery is a Class 3 felony carrying a two-to-five-year prison term, Conklin said. “Mr. Knibbs has received a disc of the defendant’s financial …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
After clawing to a 73-73 tie, the Bulls had no answer for the hot hand of Miami's big-play forward. Will the Bulls rebound in Game 3 to take back the series lead?
Early in the season a lot was made of the Miami Heat's inability to finish games. But in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James put some of that criticism to rest on Wednesday. Scattered at restaurants and bars from Yard House and Merier's Tavern to and Hackney's and Pinstripes, local Bulls fans were a-plenty around town. After the Bulls tied the game at 73-73 midway through the fourth quarter, the Heat closed with a 12-2 run to win 85-75. The victory evened the series at one game each, as Chicago heads to Miami for Game 3 on Sunday. When the Heat needed buckets down the stretch, LeBron was the go-to guy. He scored 9 of the Heat’s last 12 points, including a big 3-pointer with the shot clock running down. The Bulls had no …
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Former employee and waitress Shawn Dragman appeared in court April 28.
A Glenview woman charged with embezzling more than $186,000 from Hackney’s on Harms pleaded not guilty to eight felony counts of financial crimes Thursday in Cook County Criminal Court in Skokie. Former Hackney’s waitress and bookkeeper Shawn Dragman, 52, was originally charged March 18 with one count of felony theft. On April 8 she was indicted on one count of criminal financial crimes enterprise, two counts of theft in excess of $100,000 and five charges of forgery, according to Cook County State’s Attorney spokesman Andy Conklin. Criminal financial crimes enterprise and theft are Class 1 felonies, according to Conklin. They can be punished by four to 15 years in prison. The forgery charges are Class 3 felonies. A conviction could mean…
Sunday, December 12, 2010
For a taste of Glenview's holiday spirit—from bright lights to festive wreaths—check out some of the village's most delightful decorations.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
For the past 35 years, former chef and current GM/co-owner Bill Blair has been welcoming and feeding the masses at his Glenview mainstay.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
It was 1939 when Jim and Kitz Masterson bought a white house for $1 from their aunt Bebe Hackney, who operated a back porch snack stand. They then opened Hackney's restaurant in her honor at the site in Glenview and used a hackney coach as their logo. Since then, the original restaurant, along Harms Road near Blue Star Memorial forest preserve, has been delighting customers with its famous burgers, Reubens and onion loafs, which were named among the top three in the country by Restaurant Management magazine in 2006. Thriving business has enabled the family-owned and -operated restaurant to open a second shop in Glenview on Lake Avenue as well as ones in Chicago, Lake Zurich, Wheeling and Palos Park. Each is owned by a relative of the …