In case you missed them, here's the biggest news that had Glenview residents talking last month.
Village Of Glenview
Monday, April 1, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Can't wait until Election Day April 9? Early voting has commenced for Glenview's local contests.
Early voting began this week for local Cook County elections, including Gleniew's contested school district 34 race. Residents can vote early at the Glenview Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Rd. from Monday to Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Cook County Clerk's website has a complete listing of early voting polling places. "While turnout is usually low for the April election, the stakes are extremely high," stated Cook County Clerk David Orr in a press release. "The outcome of these races determines everything from education policy to local tax and infrastructure decisions. Voters should have their say at the polls." Early Voting continues through April 6. There are 43 Early Voting sites in suburban Cook County plus the Clerk's downtown …
The new street name was picked in honor of the Glenview's former village president, Nancy Firfer.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Glen Town Center's opening, the Village of Glenview has given Navy Boulevard the honorary new name of Nancy Firfer Boulevard, according to Glenview's website. Firfer was a former Glenview president who played a big part in the Naval Air Station's redevelopment as The Glen, according to the site. "Nancy Firfer spent more than 24 years in service to the community," Glenview's current president, Kerry Cummings, said in the street's proclamation. "She never failed to give her best and highest service to this Village and its residents, thereby making a lasting impact upon the community." Firfer spent six years as a Village Trustee and eight years as Village President, according to Cummings' …
Monday, March 18, 2013
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Glenview’s Appearance Commission recently gave the development the green light.
Five new homes will soon be entering Glenview’s market after the village’s Appearance Commission recently gave the green light to start construction on the Villas of Glen Park in April with an expected completion date by yearend, Chicago Tribune reported. The three buildings at 3121 W. Lake Ave. will contain four duplex units and a single-family home, two of the homes have been pre-sold and the other duplex homes, which are about 2,400 square feet each, will be listed at $575,000, Chicago Tribune reported. For the full story, visit: www.ChicagoTribune.com
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Were you satisfied with the village's services? Or do you think there's room for improvement?
Tuesday was dubbed as the "biggest blizzard since 2011." Some 1,200 flights were canceled at O'Hare and Midway airports and yesterday's rush hour was anything but delightful. O'Hare airport saw about 9 inches of snow on Tuesday. The Village of Glenview was prepared for the blizzard, and snow trucks hit the road to clear the way. But what were your impressions? How would you rate the city's snow removal? Post a comment below or share a story (maybe your neighbor didn't move his car!). To vote or comment you must be signed in.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The $425,000 project has received rezoning approval from the Village of Glenview.
The Village of Glenview recently approved rezoning for a $425,000 project to reconstruct Northfield Township Road District’s facility in Glenview, but some trustees have expressed concern saying they would like to see breakdowns of the cost of certain stages of the project, Chicago Tribune reported. Northfield Township Trustee Carol Blustein said she found out about the project—which will revamp the road district facility at 1928 Lehigh Ave. by expanding the space and adding a second floor and rooftop garden—by reading the newspaper and that it’s not usually the way business is done, especially not when public money is used, Chicago Tribune reported.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Glenview's Public Works director talks about the department's snow removal strategy.
The Village of Glenview provided the following message from Jerry Burke, Public Works Director, regarding the department's snow removal strategy. Public Works crews are working in two shifts. The duty crews salted the main arterial roadways early this morning and have just completed plowing and salting them again [around 3:00 p.m.]. All of the Village's contractors have been called in, and they and Village crews will begin plowing and salting the residential streets. The snowfall is supposed to continue at the current rate until 6-8 p.m. We should expect snow showers until noon Wednesday, with 1-2 inches of additional snowfall. The Public Works crew shift will change at 11 p.m., at which time the Village plans to begin sidewalk plowing and…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Some of the recycled trees were chipped while others will be used for Lake Glenview.
Between mid January and early February, contractors with the Village of Glenview pruned 3,573 trees – about 870 trees more than expected, according to the village. Glenview residents also turned in 330 Christmas trees for recycling. Glenview Park District chipped some 260 trees that were collected at the five parks and the village collected 69 trees from condo associations and will use those trees for Lake Glenview. In December, the village contracted with Trees R Us in a joint bid with the Village of Wilmette, to trim parkway trees in northeast Glenview this winter. The trimming is done on an eight-year cycle.
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.