Thursday, December 31, 2015

Senior Housing Assistance Program

The Village's Senior Housing Assistance Program is designed to assist Glenview residents with their property taxes or rent. Applications for the 2016 program are now available. The Village has approved up to $1,922 per year toward rent or property taxes for qualifying Glenview senior citizens.

To qualify for the Village's Senior Housing Assistance Program, you must have lived in Glenview for at least two years and you must be at least 62. Qualifying annual income for a single person must be below $17,655, and for a two-person household it must be below $23,895.  Medical expenses, such as insurance premiums and medications, are deducted from the income with verification of the payment.​​

Click here to access the application and instructions.

Completed applications and documentation will be accepted at Glenview Village Hall Senior Services, 2500 East Lake Avenue, from February 1 through 5 -- one week only -- after which home visits will be scheduled. Call (847) 904-4366 with questions.

Recycle Christmas Trees and Holiday Lights

Now that that the holidays are over, there is an environmentally responsible way to dispose of your Christmas tree. Trees can be dropped off until January 31 at these designated collection points:
  • Glenview Public Works, 2498 East Lake Avenue
  • Johns Park, 2101 Central Road
  • Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Road
  • Cunliff Park, 540 Echo Lane
  • Cole Park, 1031 Kenilworth Avenue
  • Willow Park, 2600 Greenwood Avenue
  • Gallery Park, 2500 West Lake Avenue (by the tennis courts)

Residents can drop off holiday lights for recycling at the Public Works Department, at the corner of East Lake Avenue and Shermer Road, through February 26, 2016. A receptacle is outside the center for collection marked with a sign.
Acceptable items for recycling include: mini-lights or Italian lights; C7 lights, C9 lights, rope lights, LED lights and extension cords. All colors and lengths of lights will be accepted.
Items that will not be acceptable for recycling include: garlands, live greens, wreaths or other non-recyclable materials.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

File Assessment Appeals

The Cook County Board of Review is accepting 2015 assessment appeals from Northfield Township property owners through January 8, 2016. Any reductions gained would be reflected in the owners' July 2016 second installment tax bill.

A free seminar on how to file an appeal is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 5, at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road.  The seminar will be presented by the Northfield Township Assessor's Office. 

For more information, call the Northfield Township Assessor's Office at (847) 724-8300.

2016 Tax Season Opens Jan. 19 for Nation’s Taxpayers

Following a review of the tax extenders legislation signed into law last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

The IRS will begin accepting individual electronic returns that day. The IRS expects to receive more than 150 million individual returns in 2016, with more than four out of five being prepared using tax return preparation software and e-filed. The IRS will begin processing paper tax returns at the same time. There is no advantage to people filing tax returns on paper in early January instead of waiting for e-file to begin.

“We look forward to opening the 2016 tax season on time,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “Our employees have been working hard throughout this year to make this happen. We also appreciate the help from the nation’s tax professionals and the software community, who are critical to helping taxpayers during the filing season.”

As part of the Security Summit initiative, the IRS has been working closely with the tax industry and state revenue departments to provide stronger protections against identity theft for taxpayers during the coming filing season.

The filing deadline to submit 2015 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016, rather than the traditional April 15 date. Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on that Friday, which pushes the deadline to the following Monday for most of the nation.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Serve Voters on Election Day. Do Good. Get Paid.

The Cook County Clerk's office is looking for community members to work as suburban poll workers for the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary.  It's a unique opportunity to get paid for serving voters and supporting local democracy.  Poll workers are paid $175 or $325 based on the position they choose. Bilingual judges are always needed. Visit or call 312.603.0965 to learn more and submit an application.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Library Program--Estate Planning: What Does One Need to Do?

GLENergy - Estate Planning: What Does One Need to Do?
Friday, December 11, 2015
1-2 PM
Community Room East

Learn about the benefits of an estate plan and how to protect your financial interests, while providing a smooth transition to the next generation and creating a lasting legacy. Presented by Jennifer L. Czerwinski, Senior Vice President & Trust Officer of Wintrust Wealth Management and Brad Walker, Senior Vice President of Wintrust Wealth Management. Please register here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Standard and Poors Free Webinar:Equity Outlook

Equity Outlook: Rates, Recessions and Elections

The Glenview Public Library in conjunction with Standard & Poors is pleased to offer its library members access to this free webinar, registration is required.

Equity markets are being whipsawed by international tensions, slowing growth, elevated valuations, and an eventual start of a rate-tightening cycle. Going forward, equity markets will also have to contend with an upcoming U.S. presidential election. How will the year unfold, and which sector will likely be in the cross hairs of both political parties? And is it really true that investors can use market and sector performances leading up to the election to identify which candidate will likely be elected? 

Tune into S&P Capital IQ's Equity Outlook on December 14th at 11AM ET to hear S&P experts address these questions.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Glenview Village Hall Is Moving

Village Hall at 1225 Waukegan Road will close to the public at 5 PM Thursday, December 10, and be closed all day Friday, December 11, to allow staff to move to the new consolidated Glenview Municipal Center at 2500 East Lake Avenue. Along with a 16,000-square-foot addition, 19,290 square feet of former police space was repurposed for Village Hall and police uses. The Public Works Department, also located within the campus across Shermer Road, will have a new address of 2498 East Lake Avenue.

When reopened as the Glenview Municipal Center, the facility at 2500 East Lake Avenue will offer access to primary Village Hall services (water billing, business licenses and building permits) in the main lobby through the south entrance. Senior Services and the Medical Loan Closet will be located on the first floor, as well as the Recycling Center. Phone numbers and emails will be unchanged.

During the transition, other Village, police and fire services will be uninterrupted. The Glenview Police Department will remain at 2500 East Lake Avenue.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Nonfiction Book Review

Moser is known for the many books he has beautifully illustrated. In this brief memoir, which also has drawings, he concentrates on the difficult relationship with his older brother. Growing up in the Jim Crow south, both boys saw it with different eyes: Tommy, the older, stayed in Tennessee and retained his racist and anti-Semitic views, while Barry spent his adulthood in New England happy to escape a place where the KKK could march without anyone challenging their right to do so. Their rift kept the brothers apart for most of their lives but they were able to make peace and become friends before Tommy's death. This is a heartfelt examination of both lives. A solid memoir.