Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Heart of Glenview

The Glenview Giving Foundation will host the 4th Annual Heart of Glenview benefit on February 7th, 2011 at the Glen 10 Theaters. This year's event will celebrate "Best Pictures" with video clips, live entertainment, and themed decorations in each theater. The films to be celebrated and the theaters for each charity are as follows:

  • Glenview Giving Foundation: Chicago--Theater 1
  • Glenkirk: Sound of Music--Theater 2
  • Sister Paulanne's Needy Fund--Titanic, Theater 3
  • Josselyn Center: The Sting--Theater 4
  • Youth Services of Glenview: Gone with the Wind--Theater 5
  • Wesley Childcare: West Side Story--Theater 6
  • Family Services Center: My Fair Lady--Theater 7
  • Clearbrook: Oliver--Theater 8
  • Perk Center Cafe: Casablanca--Theater 9
  • Northfield Township Food Pantry: Rocky--Theater 10

Come help us celebrate these pictures, taste the amazing cuisine of the Heart of Glenview restaurants, and participate in raffles as well as silent and live auctions in order to show your support for these remarkable charities of the Glenview Giving Foundation. Tickets are now available through the charities, or directly through the Glenview Giving Foundation.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On the third Monday in January we observe the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. January 17, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday, first enacted in 1986. In 1973 Illinois was the first state to adopt MLK Day as a state holiday.

Dr. King encouraged all citizens to apply the principles of nonviolence to make our country a better place to live. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only federal holiday observed as a day of service.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. King by participating in a service project. To find a project near you, visit

The photo above is of a sculpture at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The quotation is from a speech by Dr. King.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Some Tax Filers Asked to Delay Filing

For most taxpayers, the 2011 tax filing season starts on schedule. However, tax law changes enacted by Congress and signed by President Obama in December mean some people need to wait until mid- to late February to file their tax returns in order to give the IRS time to reprogram its processing systems.

Some taxpayers – including those who itemize deductions on Form 1040 Schedule A– will need to wait to file. This includes taxpayers impacted by any of three tax provisions that expired at the end of 2009 and were renewed by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act Of 2010 enacted Dec. 17.

The IRS will announce a specific date in the near future when it can start processing tax returns impacted by the recent tax law changes. In the interim, taxpayers affected by these tax law changes can start working on their tax returns, but they should not submit their returns until IRS systems are ready to process the new tax law changes. Additional information will be available at

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

IRS Kicks Off 2011 Tax Season with Deadline Extended to April 18

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2011 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 18 to file their tax returns. The IRS reminded taxpayers impacted by recent tax law changes that using e-file is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds.
Taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18 to file their 2010 tax returns and pay any tax due because Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Friday, April 15. By law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have three extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 17 to file their 2010 tax returns.