Thursday, January 19, 2012

Blood Drive at Glenview Community Church

Glenview Community Church and LifeSource are holding a blood drive on Sunday, January 22 in the Plymouth Room from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. You must be at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. Please give blood and replenish the supply for our community. If you have any questions or would like to sign up by phone, please call Sally Hicks at (847) 729-3162. Glenview Community Church is located at 1000 Elm Street in Glenview.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,  is observed on the third Monday in January.

In 2012, the holiday falls on Jan. 16.

Wishing you a good MLK day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Postal Service to Change Service Prices

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 22, it will cost just a penny more to mail letters to any location in the United States.

It will be the first price change for First-Class stamps (Forever stamps) in more than two and a half years. However, customers can continue to mail letters at today’s prices by purchasing their ‘Forever’ stamps before Jan. 22.

The ‘Forever’ stamps were created to help consumers ease the transition during price changes.

The new single-piece First-Class mail pricing, effective Jan. 22, includes: letters, one-cent increase to 45 cents; postcards, three-cent increase to 32 cents; Letters to Canada or Mexico, five-cent increase to 85 cents and letters to other international destinations, seven-cent in-crease to $1.05.

Letter pricing is all for one-ounce letters.

Prices will also change for other mailing services, including standard mail, periodicals, package services and extra services.

While actual percentage price increases for various products and services vary, the overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at 2.1 percent, the rate of inflation calculation based on the Consumer Price Index.

New for all customers is a three-month pricing option to rent post office boxes, perfect for people on the move and others who might need a post office box for a short period of time.

The new mailing and shipping services prices are available at

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

April 17th Tax Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service today opened the 2012 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 17 to file their tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds.

Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17 to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls this year on Monday, April 16. According to federal law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have two extra days to file this year. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Oct. 15 to file their 2011 tax returns.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Attention Homeowners

Glenview homeowners may benefit from free repairs and improvements through Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago. The group brings together volunteers and communities to improve the homes and lives of elderly, disabled and low-income residents. Applications must be filed by Feb. 1. Forms and more information are available here or call (847) 869-0900 to request they be sent. Applications filed earlier may have a better chance of being selected. National Rebuilding Day is April 28, 2012.