Friday, October 28, 2011

Drug Take Back Day

The federal Drug Enforcement Agency is sponsoring a National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, to collect unused or expired prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines for safe disposal. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will collect pharmaceuticals at the gatehouse of the North Side Water Reclamation Plant, 3500 Howard St., Skokie, and the Cook County Sheriff's Office collection is at the Skokie Court House, 5600 W. Old Orchard Road. The Lake County Sheriff's Department is also accepting controlled substances at its site: Beach Park Village Hall, 11270 W. Wadsworth Road, Beach Park. For more information, contact the Drug Free Communities Program at (847) 731-2658.

Disposing of old medicines safely keeps others from abusing them without your knowledge and keeps pharmaceuticals out of drinking water and wastewater.

Glenview offers an unwanted drugs and sharps collection from 9 a.m. to noon the first Friday of every month. The next collection day at Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road, is Nov. 4.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Glenview Street Survey Under Way

Weather permitting, Infrastructure Management Services LLC of Rolling Meadows will have a van traversing all 165 miles of Glenview's roadways through next week to update the Village’s pavement evaluation system. The Village wants to ensure its data completely and accurately reflects current conditions. Surveys of surface conditions will note the amount of cracking, rut depth, roughness and texture of the pavement. Deflection testing will determine soundness of the pavement base. The data will be used by Village staff to set priorities for the 2013-17 Capital Improvement Program.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fire Department Open House

Plan to stop by Station 14 of the Glenview Fire Department for their Open House on Sunday, October 23 from 11 AM - 4 PM. Station 14 is located at 2250 Patriot Boulevard in Glenview. Included in the Open House will be station tours, refreshments, fire truck tours and live demonstrations.

Glenview Fire Department is celebrating 100 years of service this year.

For more information on fire safety, visit the National Fire Protection Association.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Skunk Population Increases Locally

The smell of skunk is permeating Glenview and we’re not suffering alone. The Chicago Wildlife News reports the Chicago area skunk population has increased eight of the last ten years, citing the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, which monitors the population through a road-kill index. Animal care and control experts recommend homeowners “skunk-proof” their property by blocking animals from getting underneath porches and bushes. Glenview’s animal control officer occasionally refers residents to a listing of private companies to remove animals from their properties, but historically has not handled wildlife. Glenview does not trap and release wildlife due to IDNR regulations and the likelihood of skunk sprays, which can shoot up to 10 feet and temporarily impair vision. For more information, contact the Village of Glenview Resolution Center at 847-724-1700.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Village Resolution Center-One Stop Shopping for Help

The Village of Glenview Resolution Center, the "go-to center" for obtaining non-emergency information and access to Village services, is celebrating its second successful year.The Center is staffed 8-5 Monday-Friday and deals with problems such as hanging parkway tree branches, dead animals, street repairs, snow plowing issues, storm damage cleanup as well as providing how-to information for issues such as payment of water and sewer bills, voter registration, commuter parking,permits and business licenses .The number to call is 847-724-1700. Online access to the Village Resolution Center is available 24/7.Requests posted after normal working hours will be answered the following work day.