Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nonfiction Book Review

American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin
Toobin perfectly captures the wild times of the Patty Hearst kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army. They were a hot mess with no clear mission statement. Toobin did not have Ms. Hearst's cooperation for this well-researched coverage of the case. She, however, had published her own version ten years after the sensational event. The extensive research included FBI files, letters, books by many people involved, and thousands of legal documents. The Hearst family background is covered as well as Patty's shifting allegiances. Toobin keeps the reader riveted--those old enough to remember the era will learn there was more to the story, and younger readers will learn about those crazy radical sixties. - Iva Freeman

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Nonfiction Book Review

Grit by Angela Duckworth
MacArthur winner Duckworth examines this topic in a highly original and exploratory manner. Her vast research reveals such things as admission to West Point, finalists in the National Spelling Bee, and parenting with grit. Chapters include the motivation techniques of football coaches and business leaders. She infuses her own life experiences, as well as how her own family pursues grit (or not). The book is a practical overview of a topic of perpetual interest: why do some people push themselves harder to succeed than others? - Iva Freeman

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Glenview's Olympians!

Glenview is well represented in the Olympic Games.  Good luck to all our athletes!
  • Olivia Smoliga of Glenview will swim the women's 100 back individually and is expected to lead off the USA’s 4×100 medley relay which will contend for Olympic gold.
  • Laura Zeng, who trained at the North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in Glenview, competes in the rhythmic gymnastics women's individual all-around.
  • Loyola Academy graduate Conor Dwyer swims in the men's 400 and 200 meter freestyle.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Free Recycling and Paper Shredding Event Saturday

The Northfield Township Road District will offer a special recycling and paper shredding community event at the Glenview Farmers Market at Wagner Farm on Saturday, July 23, from 8 AM to 12 Noon. Recyclables and documents will be collected in the lot to the north of Wagner Farm, located at 1510 Wagner Road in Glenview. For details about acceptable items and quantities, visit

Friday, July 15, 2016

Glenview Road Street Party Tonight

Party in the streets!  Music, Art, deals, and more!
TONIGHT in Downtown Glenview 6-11pm
Glenview Road between Waukegan and Harlem

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Shorter Lines for Airline Passengers via TSA PreCheck

TSA PreCheck allows airline passengers to go through shorter lines.  It also eliminates the need to
remove shoes, belts, jackets and laptops.  PreCheck has become more popular as airports have recently seen longer lines.

The fee is $85 and is valid for five years.  The web site lists FAQs:

Appointments can be made online at:

There is a phone number for applications:  (855)347-8371
There is also a number for Customer Service:  (866) 289-9673

Friday, July 1, 2016

Glenview Celebrates Independence Day

Glenview's annual Independence Day festivities provide a colorful display of community pride and patriotism -- highlighted by the 51st annual parade and evening fireworks display.

The parade steps off at 11:15 a.m. with the children's bike parade from the intersection  of Harlem Avenue and Glenview Road, travels south on Harlem and turns west onto Central Road, ending at Johns Park. This year's parade marshal is Mark Walther, who recently retired after 25 years as District 34's Hoffman School principal and 15 years as co-chair of Character Counts! in Glenview.

This year's Twilight Concert and Fireworks Show will be held at Gallery Park. Click here for maps and information about parking and street closures. The North Shore Concert Band begins at 7 p.m., followed by the fireworks at dusk.

Starting next week, you can watch the parade on GVTV, cable channel 6 or 17 (depending on your neighborhood) and AT&T U-verse channel 99 PEG. Check the program schedule for times.

Please note that the Glenview Public Library will be closed on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 for the holiday.  Village Hall and all Village offices will be closed Monday, July 4.  Due to the holiday, refuse, recycling and yard waste collections will move one day from their normal schedules, so that Monday collections will take place on Tuesday, July 6, regular Tuesday collections on Wednesday, July 7, and so forth.

On Monday, July 4, Pace buses will be operate on a Sunday schedule.