Monday, July 16, 2012
Patch has a round-up of your thoughts on a recent letter to the editor from resident of the mobile park.
A little more than a week ago, we ran a letter to the editor from a Sunset Village resident who's parting ways with the controversial mobile park. Chris Iosello, the letter's author, highlights the lack of services residents have received for years, as well as the lack of attention they've received from public officials. Iosello's note concludes with sad irony—"I am leaving Vice City and the best view of Sunset Village will be from my rearview mirror." Iosello's detailed letter of the residents' hardships comes after a May 2012 letter indicated hundreds of Sunset Village inhabitants were losing their homes. And as Iosello's farewell note circulated on Facebook, readers have shared their opinions on Sunset Village's conditions. Some shared …
Friday, July 6, 2012
As families leave the mobile park one by one due to unsanitary living conditions and sky-rocketing living costs, one resident shares the community's story of struggle.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Dear Editor, This will be my final report from Sunset Village as we and many other residents are planning to discontinue paying our lot fee’s and mortgages and extending out the foreclosure and eviction processes through litigation for as long as possible so that we may save up enough to move. It seems like a bad thing to do, but it’s no worse than what these lenders like MB Financial, Lincoln Financial and Village Officials and Legislators have done or allowed to happen to the residents here for a very long time. It should give everyone in Glenview great pause to consider that despite notifying every congressman, senator, village official, regulative agency and anyone else about the abhorrent and dangerous conditions in our community that…
Monday, July 18, 2011
Glenview's low income residents blend in; stand out
Nancy Bloom believes Glenview's upper crust zip code makes it harder than it should be to get grants that would help poor local families. More than 65 percent of the children and parents who get counseling, recreation or other therapies from Youth Services are low income, she said, but granting agencies still seem skeptical. “They are like ‘Glenview? Northbrook? Those are rich suburbs,’” said Bloom, Youth Service's executive director. This disconnect she describes: between Glenview’s reputation for affluence and its persistent pockets of poverty, presents unique challenges both for the area’s poor--whose lives are defined by contrast--and the schools and agencies that serve them. How many poor people live in Glenview? Quantifying the area’…