Thursday, December 31, 2009

Register to Vote January 5 at the Library

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

The regular deadline for registering to vote in the February primary election is Tuesday, January 5. You can do that at the Glenview Village Hall, Finance Department, 1225 Waukegan Road, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Evening registration will be held by the League of Women Voters at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road on Tuesday, January 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring two pieces of identification with your current legal name and address (one must be a picture ID.) If you are a naturalized citizen, bring your naturalization papers or a valid passport.

New DVD Fines and Limits

Effective January 1, 2010, the daily overdue fines for DVDs will be raised from $1.00 to $1.50. The good news is that now you can checkout 10 DVDs at one time, instead of 5.

Turn Off the Texting

Effective January 1, 2010 a new state law (625 ILCS 5/12-610.2) prohibits sending, reading, or composing text messages, instant messages, or emails -- or surfing the Internet -- while driving. However, you may do these things while stopped in traffic, if your vehicle is in neutral or park, or if it's pulled over on the shoulder of the road. The prohibition also does not apply to motorists reporting an emergency.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Charitable Contributions

As we look forward to the New Year, many of us count our own blessings and think about giving to one of the many charities that do so much to help the growing number of needy. If you need some help determining the best recipients of your generosity, take a look at They'll help you determine that your chosen organization puts your dollars to good use.
Other options are to contact your local foodbank, your local United Way, or one of the many organizations that have greater demands this year. Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Parking During Construction

Library's South Lot Parking options during construction include the Library’s South Lot, right across the street at the corner of Washington and Glenview Road; it includes 3 handicapped accessible spots. 10 additional spaces are conveniently located across the RR tracks on East Railroad Avenue, near the Glenview House. 4 more handicapped accessible spaces are located in the alley behind the Library, off Washington Street.

Check the information kiosk in the lobby for construction and parking updates.

Thank you for your patience during construction.

Friday, December 4, 2009

OLPH Resume Help Saturday December 19

Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Parish at 1775 Grove Street in Glenview is offering a free resume review session from 9 to noon on December 19 with several accredited job counselors available for advice. The program is offered through the auspices of the parish "Career and Business Networking Group" run by John Doherty, owner of a professional outplacement firm.The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month and is open to anyone. For more information contact Mr. Doherty at 847-564-1753.

H1N1 Flu shots for High Risk Illinois Residents, December 6, 9 & 12

Go to the to the Village of Skokie H1N1 vaccination clinic reservation system at to reserve your spot. A total of 5,000 reservations will be accepted for each of the clinics that will be held December 9 from noon to 8 p.m. and on December 6 and December 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All clinics will be held at Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton Street.Due to the national shortage of H1N1 vaccine, these clinics are only open to individuals in priority groups that include pregnant women, individuals between 6 months to 24 years of age, people age 25 to 64 with underlying medical conditions (such as asthma or diabetes), healthcare workers and caregivers of children under 6 months of age.Individuals 65 years of age or older are not considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be in the priority groups even if they have an underlying medical condition. Therefore, at this time vaccinations will NOT be available to persons in that age group. Each person seeking a vaccination must schedule an appointment. Please create a separate appointment for each individual who will be receiving a vaccine, regardless of that person's age (even infants). Each individual must present an appointment confirmation for admittance to a clinic. Source: Glenview Announcements,12.3.09 &

Business License Renewal Deadline Coming Up

Run a business here in Glenview? Just a reminder that the deadline for renewing your Village Business License for 2010 is December 31. After January 4, 2010 a late fee is assessed. Contact the Village of Glenview Finance Department at 847-904-4350.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reminder: Holiday Book Sale Dec.5-Dec.13

Stock up on items for cold weather indoor fun at the
Friends of the Glenview Public Library Annual Holiday Book Sale beginning this Saturday, December 5 through Sunday, December 13, during normal library hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 9, Saturdays 9-5 and Sundays 1-5.Visit the Book Sale on the second floor or in the lobby. You'll find great values and thousands of titles. Support your library and save!

Recycle Your Holiday Lights

Glenview is doing a Holiday Lights Recycling Program this winter.

Mini-lights (or Italian lights), C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights, extension cords, etc. All colors and lengths will be accepted. Garland, live greens, wreathes, or other non-recyclables are NOT accepted.

Village of Glenview Public Works1333 Shermer Road24-hour outside drop-off at Public WorksDecember 1, 2009 - January 31, 2010(847) 657-3030

For more information about recycling, visit the SWANCC website.

Emergency Contact Database

Emergency Contact Database registration is available through the Illinois Secretary of State's Web site.

This new program allows any individual who holds an Illinois driver’s license or identification card to voluntarily register their emergency contact numbers in the event they are ever involved in an emergency situation, such as a traffic crash, and unable to communicate directly with law enforcement. The information, once registered on the database, is stored securely so that it is only accessible by law enforcement via LEADS (Law Enforcement Agencies Data System).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Book Sale

The Friends of the Glenview Library's annual Holiday Used Book Sale will be held Saturday, December 5 through Sunday, December 13, during normal Library hours. Visit the Book Sale on the second floor or in the lobby. You'll find great values and thousands of titles. Support your library and save!

Collection Highlight

December's Reference book display features rule books, handbooks and dictionaries for indoor and outdoor games to keep yourself and your family entertained through the holiday season and beyond.