Monday, January 29, 2018

IRS Announces 2018 Tax Filing Season Open with April 17 Deadline

WASHINGTON — Marking the beginning of the nation’s tax season, the Internal Revenue Service said today that it successfully started accepting and processing 2017 federal individual income tax returns. More than 155 million returns are expected to be filed this year.

People have until Tuesday, April 17, 2018, to file their 2017 returns and pay any taxes due. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to file.

The IRS expects more than 70 percent of taxpayers to get tax refunds this year. Last year, nearly 112 million refunds were issued, with an average refund of $2,895.

Tax forms and instructions, payment and refund information, tax preparation help, news, FAQs and IRS office locations are available at the IRS website.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Poll Workers Sought for March 20 Primary Election

The Cook County Clerk’s office is looking for poll workers to serve in a suburban precinct for the March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary. Poll workers help ensure their fellow citizens can cast their ballots and make their voices heard. There are two positions available: Election Judge or Equipment Manager, which both assist voters and ensure the polling place is running smoothly. Equipment Managers are also responsible for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment. Due to the additional responsibility, Equipment Managers receive more training and get higher pay. Election Judges earn $190, while Equipment Managers earn $340. 

To learn more and apply, click here or call (312) 603-0965.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Reference Desk has something new:  board games!

You can now sign out one of five games: Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Flashpoint: Fire Rescue, Forbidden Island, or King of Tokyo. The games cannot leave the library, but they are free to be used in-house. So enjoy a winter day in the library playing a game with some friends at the Glenview Public Library!

And don't forget our Game On! Board game night for adults on Monday, January 8th from 6:30-830. We will have all of these games available and more! Game on!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Recycle the Tree in Glenview

When it's time to dispose of the Christmas tree, think about recycling it. During the month of January, trees can be brought to six designated collection points for recycling as mulch that will nourish plantings in Glenview parks:
  • Glenview Public Works, 2498 East Lake Avenue         
  • Johns Park, 2101 Central Road
  •  Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Road
  •  Cunliff Park, 560 Echo Lane
  •  Cole Park, 1031 Kenilworth Avenue 
  •  Willow Park, 2600 Greenwood Avenue
Alternatively, residents in single-family homes, duplexes and multifamily properties that have opted into the Village's refuse and recycling program can put trees, wreaths and garlands out with the regular garbage during the month of January. Groot will collect them at no additional charge.

All ornaments, lights and tinsel should be removed from all trees. Do NOT cover the tree with a plastic disposal bag.