Friday, March 9, 2018

Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 11

Clocks are springing forward one hour this weekend, a reminder to change and test the batteries in your smoke alarm. 

Illinois law requires every household to have smoke alarms within 15 feet of every bedroom and at least one alarm on each floor of the home.

The National Fire Protection Association provides the following tips for installation and maintenance of smoke alarms:
• Install alarms close to each sleeping area of the house and on every level of the house. Ensure that the alarms are interconnected so when one sounds, they all do.
• Change alarm batteries at least twice a year. Daylight Savings Time is a reminder to “Change your Clock, Change your Batteries.”
• Test alarms at least once a month.
• Replace all smoke alarms when they are ten years old.
• Closed doors may slow the spread of smoke.
• Smoke alarms should be a part of a larger home escape plan for emergencies. Visit the NFPA website for more information on home escape planning


Friday, March 2, 2018

Early Voting Begins Monday

The March 20 Gubernatorial Primary Election has a number of party choices on the ballot for state, county and judicial races, as well as a referendum question from the Glenview Park District. Early voting begins Monday, March 5.

Glenview Village Hall, 2500 East Lake Avenue, is serving as an early voting polling place. Early voting will take place:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5-10; March 17, March 19
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 18
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 12-16

Cook County residents can also register to vote at early voting polling places during the grace period.