Tuesday, February 7, 2012
After a grant set back in November, plans to fill the 6.8-mile gap of the Skokie Valley Trail could be foiled by potential cuts in federal funding cuts.
A potential cut in federal funds could halt Wilmette, Northfield, Northbrook and Glenview's plans to close a 6.8-mile gap of the Skokie Valley Trail, Triblocal reports. Illinois' newly proposed five-year transportation bill eliminates money for Transportation Enhancements, which jeopordizes plans to connect the trail from the Chicago-area to Wisconsin*, local leaders and advocates told Triblocal. The bill will replace the state's previous six-year transportation plan, which expired last year. Related: Winnetka Takes Steps to Improve Bikeway System “If this legislation ends up in the final bill as written, it completely guts every substantial trail — biking and walking — opportunity in the country,” Eric Oberg, a manager of trail …
Monday, November 7, 2011
One Glenview resident sounds off on the expansion controversy.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Dear Glenview Patch Editor: At the last Willow Road Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting in late September, it seemed that Northfield stakeholders have had a noticeable "change-of-heart" regarding this project. The meeting focused on the Illinois Department of Transportation's proposed toolbox of safety characteristics that the new and improved Willow Road could feature, such as pedestrian countdown signals or curbed medians. Throughout the discussion of each tool, there seemed to be a shift in Northfield's long and loudly stated priority of safety, which we all want, towards an increasing concern about "cosmetics". I was surprised and a little bit confused that Northfield CAG members appeared to change their concerns to how the safety …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Swing batter, batter, swing!
Check out the photos from Tuesday's Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League game. The 13-year-old members of the league snuck in one last game before the summer 2011 playoffs. Glenview beat New Trier with a score of 14-8.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The New Trier Democratic Organization polled 200 township residents, and now Patch wants your thoughts.
Kickstarting economic growth is the most important national issue for New Trier Township residents, according to a 2011 straw poll conducted by the New Trier Democratic Organization (NTDO). The volunteer group conducted the survey during a series of July sidewalk sales in Glencoe, Wilmette and Winnetka. Roughly 200 area residents were asked to rank 13 topics, and also questioned about casino development in Illinois. Poll takers voted "2:1 against expanding gambling casinos in Illinois," according to a press release from NTDO. Meanwhile, Patch wants to keep the poll going. We've listed the 13 issues below and encourage readers to share their thoughts in the comments below. Additionally, you can join the discussion on our Facebook pages for …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Stores in Glencoe, Northfield and Wilmette are some of the first to utilize the new service.
North Shore Walgreen Co. customers can now shop without ever having to enter a store thanks to the Web Pickup service the company launched Monday. With a click of a button, shoppers can order products online that'll be bagged for pick up in an hour at Walgreens stores in Glencoe, Northfield and Wilmette. "Our customers value choice, control and convenience; web pickup offers all of these." Walgreen's Media Relations Manager Jim Cohn told Patch. The Chicagoland area is the first to experience a full rollout—roughly 480 stores are expected to have the service by August—following a 27-store trial in San Jose, Calif. Meanwhile the program falls in line with Walgreen's bigger web development goals, according to Cohn. "Our website re-launched a …