Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports:

As of 11 am this morning, Tuesday, April 28, there are no confirmed cases in Illinois. A special website has been established by the CDC to track developments on the Swine Flu Pandemic.

Advice from the CDC:

What should I do if I get sick?

  1. If you become ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, you may want to contact your health care provider, particularly if you are worried about your symptoms. Your health care provider will determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed.
  2. If you are sick, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others.

If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.

In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Fast breathing or trouble breathing
  • Bluish skin color
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Not waking up or not interacting
  • Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
  • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
  • Fever with a rash

In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Severe or persistent vomiting

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy-Tips from the Center for Disease Control

  1. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or cough or alternatively sneeze into the crook of your elbow to avoid contaminating your hands.
  2. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
    Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  4. If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Senior Housing Fair May 3

Learn about housing options at this year's Senior Housing Fair. Come to the Glenview Community Church to speak with representatives from assisted living communities, continuing care, skilled nursing centers and rental/retirement communities. This free event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 3 and is sponsored by the Village and the Glenview Community Church. The Church is located at 1000 Elm Street. Contact Kim Hand, Village Senior Services Coordinator, with questions at (847) 904-4366.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Arbor Day April 24, 2009

Illinois celebrates Arbor Day on the last Friday in April. That's today! Plant a tree, water a tree, weed around a tree, climb a tree, hug a tree!
Did you know that the official tree of the State of Illinois is the white oak?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring Cleaning Recycling Event 2009

On Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Golf Mill Mall, Habitat for Humanity and Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) will host a Spring Cleaning Recycling Event. Various items can be dropped off at the event for recycling or resale between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items intended for recycling include:
Cell phones/batteries
Stereo equipment
Fax machines
TV's and computer monitors
Used furniture
Household products including kitchen and bathroom fixtures, doors, windows
and light fixtures

Large home appliances and hazardous waste will not be collected. For further information please contact the Golf Mill Management Office at 847/699-1070.

World Book & Copyright Day

April 23 is designated by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, as a day to pay world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on Saint George's Day a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold.

April 23rd was chosen because on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Your Money Bus Tour

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Consumer Education Foundation, TD AMERITRADE Institutional and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine are collaborating on the Your Money Bus Tour. Coming to Chicago April 23 - 24, 2009, the Your Money Bus Tour will deliver the important message that it is never too late to start taking steps to prepare for a secure financial future.

During the stop in Chicago, volunteer financial advisors will be on-hand to conduct the following events:
April 23rd-
· 11:00 am to 6:00 pm – Complimentary financial advice event at The College of DuPage (425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137). Bring your financial questions and chat one-on-one with a financial advisor to get your answers. Be sure to also pick-up a handy toolkit full of information on debt reduction and saving.

April 24th-
· 5:00 am to 7:00 am – Complimentary financial advice event at DeVry University – Chicago Campus (3300 N. Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618). The volunteers will be located in the main lobby. Bring your financial questions and chat one-on-one with a financial advisor to get your answers. WLS ABC 7 News is co-sponsoring this event and will be broadcasting live.

· 9:30 am to 4:00 pm – Complimentary financial advice event at DeVry University – Chicago campus (3300 N. Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618). Volunteers will be located in the main lobby. Bring your financial questions and chat one-on-one with a financial advisor to get your answers.

To learn more about the Chicago event, visit http://www.yourmoneybus.com/ for up-to-date schedule information.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Green for Good

Visit the Glen Town Center on Saturday, April 18 for family fun to celebrate Earth Day. The second annual Green for Good event features educational crafts and storytelling designed to spark environmental awareness and inspire eco-friendly change. Jim Walser of C.R.I.CKET shows will perform Earth Day Every Day, a children’s program featuring grave robber "Barnaby P. Scrapps" and the polluted "Mr. Codgers Neighborhood." Green for Good is sponsored by The Glen Town Center, Kohl Children’s Museum, Glenview Park District, Kim & Scott’s Twisting Café, Face Dancers Entertainment, and Orphans of the Storm.

Green For Good
Saturday, April 18, 2009
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
2651 Navy Blvd.
(between Jos. A. Bank and Mitchell's Fish Market)

For more information, visit The Glen Town Center.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Waukegan Road Corridor Charrette

In 2011 IDOT (Illinois Departament of Transportation) plans to resurface Waukegan Road Corridor between Willow and Golf Roads. This is ideal time for the Village to do a study along the stretch of Waukegan Road that runs through Glenview. All meetings will take place at the Glenview Police Station, 2500 East Lake Avenue. This is also your opportunity to be heard.

Friday, May 1 thru Wednesday, May 6, the Village will be conducting a hands-on public participation planning charrette. The charrette will focus on engaging the community to develops ideas, concepts, and goals for the future of the Corridor.The charrette is the best opportunity to provide input and help the Committee identify conflicts and areas of concern. The Committee is looking for public input regarding the best and the worst aspects of the following:• Congestion hot spots• Intersection configurations • Potential redevelopment project impacts • Sidewalk/bike path locations• On-street parking• Lighting, landscaping, street furniture, signage• Possible landscaped median locations • Curb cut reductions • Cross access between properties
IMPORTANT DATES Saturday, May 2 @ 8:30am-12:30pm, “Hands-on Design Session Workshop”Monday, May 4 @ 6:00-8:00pm, “Open House” Wednesday, May 6 @ 7:00-9:00pm, “Work-in-Progress Presentation”
Sunday - Tuesday, May 3,4,5 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Open Design Studio

For questions, concerns or comments contact the Village of Glenview at 847-904-4340, fax: 847-724-1752 or email:
carlas@glenview.il.us -- website: www.waukeganroad.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Late Tax Filers Alert! Post Office Hours April 15

Many suburban post offices will close at normal times on April 15. You must have your taxes mailed by closing time or the last posted collection time on free standing mailboxes to get the "before midnight" stamp on your envelopes.The downtown Chicago Post Office will accept returns until midnight along Canal Street at Harrison. Service windows will be open all night at the Main Post Office at 433 W. Harrison for those needing Certified Mail, Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation services. For information on other post offices call 1-800-ASK-USPS (275-8777). You will be asked for the zip code of the location you are asking about.

Glenview area post office closing times on April 15:

Mount Prospect (300 West Central Rd) 7 p.m.

Glenview- 6 p.m.

Northbrook- 5 p.m. (Cherry Lane); 6 p.m. (Dundee Rd)
Evanston- 6 p.m.

Skokie- 6 p.m. (Main post office); 5 p.m. (Skokie Blvd.)

Wilmette- 6 p.m.

Morton Grove- 6 p.m.

Des Plaines- 6 p.m.

Choosing A Career

Are you entering or re-entering the job market? are you going back to school for more education, but not sure of best field on which to concentrate?

The Occupational Outlook Handbook website can help you make the right decisions.

For every career, it can tell you the training and education needed, typical earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions. In addition, it provides job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.

You can use the Occupational Outlook Handbook site in various ways.

To find out about a specific occupation or topic, use the Search box that is on every page.

When you are not sure what you are lookinng for, you can find out about many occupations by browsing through listings using the Occupations categories links on the left side of each page.

For a listing of all occupations in alphabetical order, select a letter from the list priovided.

Postage Costs to Increase May 11, 2009

On May 11 the price for a 1-ounce First-Class Mail stamp will increase from 42¢ to 44¢. Prices for other mailing services will also increase. Click on the Post Office link for a list of the new rates.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

National Library Week, April 12-18

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. To recognize our many loyal patrons, a Patron Appreciation Reception, hosted by Circulation Services, will be held Thursday, April 16, from 2-4. Please join us for other events during National Library Week, including activities for children on Saturday, April 18, hosted by Diggit!, the Library's construction mascot, and Youth Services. And be sure to check out the beautiful National Library Week window display (pictured) in the Glen.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bank to Provide Free Shredding Service

Glenview State Bank will once again provide an opportunity for individuals to securely dispose of paper documents, cancelled checks, files and other papers that are no longer required for personal records. Individuals may bring up to 25 lbs. of paper documents. Materials should be placed in paper bags, or in containers that can be returned to the owner. Plastic bags cannot be put in the shredding equipment. The first of four scheduled shredding days for 2009 will be Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 AM-Noon at the Glenview State Bank , 800 Waukegan Road, Glenview.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 4, 1968

41 years ago today Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. This week Life magazine's website is displaying previously unpublished photos of the aftermath of the shooting. Taken from Life's archives, the photos include scenes of King's colleagues meeting solemnly in the civil rights leader's motel room and standing on the balcony where he stood for the last time.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Illinois Holocaust Museum to Open in Skokie on April 19

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will host President Bill Clinton as the featured speaker at the public grand opening on Sunday, April 19. Other special guests include Elie Wiesel, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, foreign dignitaries, and Holocaust survivors. The new Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will be dedicated to preserving the memories of those lost in the Holocaust. The Museum and Education Center is located at 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077. More information can be obtained at their website http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org.