Friday, October 21, 2011
Trustees want library to operate with less.
A dispute over prudent stewardship of taxpayer dollars broke out between the Glenview Village Board and the Library Board of Trustees Tuesday night when Library Board President M. David Johnson presented his 2012 budget. After Johnson presented his plan and Village Trustees asked questions about revenue and expenses Trustee Deborah Karton asked Johnson about using some of the library’s reserves to reduce taxpayer burden. “Can you take $250,000 from your fund balance as an offset to the permanent fund?” Karton asked. With that, Village President Kerry Cummings asked if the contribution would keep the Library Board within its standard of a fund balance between 40 to 50 percent. The balance would be reduced to 39 percent. The Village and …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Century old social service organization serving visually impaired and blind to open Dec. 10.
The Chicago Lighthouse, a 105-year-old social service organization for the blind and visually impaired, will open its first satellite location in Glenview with a dedication from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at 222 Waukegan Road. The Village Board unanimously approved the final site plan for the project at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday. “We welcome them and look forward to them being part of Glenview,” Village President Kerry Cummings said after the meeting. “They have an important mission in our community.” Lighthouse Director of Operations Kevin Kupritz anticipates serving more than 28,000 people at the facility. He was at the meeting along with architect Phillip Kupritz who designed the renovation of the property and President and …
Friday, September 16, 2011
When legislator joined leadership team the biggest beneficiaries were her constituents.
When state Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) became an unofficial part of the majority leadership in the General Assembly in January, her constituents became the winners. “When you’re in the room you have a louder voice,” Nekritz told a group of more than 60 supporters as she kicked off her reelection campaign Thursday at a Glenview restaurant. “I spend an extra day a week [in Springfield] and I represent all of you a little more directly.” When the current term of the legislature began, Nekritz became one of six representatives to regularly meet with Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) to review pending legislation and help make decisions on what bills to move forward. “We’re involved in all policy decisions in a meaningful way,” …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Officials received a plan to reduce outages in pocket areas and an annual report from the utility company.
Amid skepticism from members of the Glenview Village Board, ComEd gave the Village its plan to reduce power outages in pockets prone to interruption at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. ComEd identified ten areas of Glenview which have experienced higher than normal power outages during good weather and bad. The utility then explained what it intended to do in each one to ease problems. ComEd Vice President for External Affairs Michael Guerra and Reliability Engineer Ken Cicirale explained a combination of pole improvement, wire upgrading, enhanced equipment and tree trimming would reduce outages for people who experience frequent loss of power. Read more: Summertime Outages hit Glennview Hard The original purpose of the meeting was…
Monday, April 4, 2011
Along with incumbents Scott Britton and Philip White, Michael Jenny is one of three candidates running unopposed on the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees,
Monday, April 4, 2011
In the uncontested race for the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees, newcomer and Citizens United for Glenview candidate Michael Jenny will be joining the board. Jenny and incumbents Scott Britton and Philip White, also Citizens United for Glenview candidates, will fill the three seats up for election on the board. Glenview Patch asked Jenny his stance on some of the issues facing the village. 1) How would you assess the state of the village’s budget? As a newcomer to the village board my top priority is to help ensure the long-term viability of the village, in order that my children can grow up with the same opportunities we are currently afforded in Glenview. Along those lines I am looking forward to learning more about this issue in …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Dozens of people attended a hearing to protest the measure, citing traffic and village revenue concerns.
Residents packed a public hearing March 15 in opposition to the annexation of the Sanders Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical Office development. Depsite some community resistance, the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees unanimously approved the agreement to annex the development at 2255 Sanders Road. The proposed development of the 10.89 acre site includes a future not-for-profit medical office with a nine-story office building and a seven-story parking garage. A coalition called Glenview Residents Against the NMH Development, represented by Springfield attorney John Myers, cited concerns about additional traffic created by the development, its tax-exempt status and how the village will handle an increase in emergency services. "I …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The filing deadline for April elections ended Dec. 21. From the village board of trustees to the library board, Glenview residents will have several offices to vote for in April.
It's official. Area residents will have plenty of positions to consider in the April 11 local elections. The Village Board of Trustees, Glenview Public Library Board of Trustees and various school board posts are all up for grabs for candidates who filed by the Dec. 20 deadline. In many of the contests, there are no challengers to the incumbents or there are just enough candidates for the open seats. One race to watch, however, is in District 207, where five candidates will vie for three open seats. Candidates include: District 207 - three seats Joann Braam (incumbent, running for re-election) Marijo Bustos Donna Pellar (incumbent, running for re-election) Eric Poders Sean Sullivan (incumbent, running for re-election) District 34…
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Glenview residents will cast ballots for openings on the village board of trustees, library trustees and the school board.
So far, six candidates have submitted petitions to run for open seats in the village's 2011 election, according to village officials. Residents will vote to fill three upcoming openings on the Village Board of Trustees, two positions on the Glenview Public Library Board of Trustees and four District 34 school board posts. The filing candidates are all from the Citizens United for Glenview party, which made formal candidacy announcements this past Saturday. Candidates include incumbents Scott Britton, Philip White and Michael Jenny for village trustee and current library trustees Arlene Anthony and M. David Johnson with Mary Crowley Theisen as a newcomer. Expiring terms include: District 34 Beth Primer, president (term expires …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
At a press conference Saturday, the local grassroots party introduced its three candidates, including two incumbents and one newcomer.
At a press conference earlier today, supporters of Citizens United for Glenview said lawmakers in Springfield and Washington, D.C. could learn a thing or two from the local grassroots political party. Versions of the group have been re-forming every two years since the 1960s to avoid costly primary elections. In anticipation of the 2011 local election, the group has re-organized again and is submitting petitions Dec. 13 to put three trustee candidates on the ballot, said party chairman Jim Patterson, who is also a current village trustee. The candidates for the three seats are incumbents Philip White and Scott Britton and newcomer Mike Jenny. Patterson will not be running for re-election. A complete list of candidates will be …