Wednesday, May 15, 2013
During Tuesday's village board meeting, Northbrook's Lee Goodman accused the village president and trustees of doing "nothing to make us safer from gun violence."
On Tuesday night, Northbrook's Lee Goodman stood before the village board during the regular trustee meeting and accused president Sandy Frum and the other trustees of doing nothing to protect residents from gun violence. "Three months ago this room was filled with people who wanted to talk to you about reducing the possibility of gun violence in our village and before anyone could say a word our village president wanted everyone to know this village board intended to do nothing to make us safer from gun violence," Goodman said. "The answer we were given by our village president was that she was going to let someone else do it." The village board did not respond to Goodman during the meeting, but Frum told Patch she remains "convinced …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
About 5.3 percent of Northbrook's house and apartment market was considered affordable in 2004, although Illinois suggests communities keep it closer to 10 percent.
Northbrook saw a 31 percent bump in rentors between 2000 and 2011, while 88 percent more homeowners had to spend at least 35 percent of their income on mortgage costs, according to the 2000 U.S. Census and 2007-2011 American Community Survey data, the Chicago Tribune reports. While Illinois suggests at least 10 percent of a community's real estate and apartment market fits within the "affordable" range, only 5.3 percent of Northbrook's market was "affordable" when the Illinois Housing Development Agency evaluated the village in 2004, the Chicago Tribune reports. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines affordability as a household that pays 30 percent or less of its annual income on housing. Click here for the full …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sue Weszt and Brian Drake will be recognized for saving a man’s life at the Northbrook Village Board meeting on May 14.
When Sue Weszt and Brian Drake saw a man unconscious in the 2000 block of Cherry Lane on the afternoon of April 14, they sprang to action, notifying Northbrook Fire Department and performing CPR on the man, Chicago Tribune reported. On May 14, the Village of Northbrook will be recognizing Weszt, a cardiac nurse and Drake, a supervisor for the Evanston 911 center for their efforts in saving the man who had collapsed from an apparent heart attack while riding his bicycle, Chicago Tribune reported. Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Weszt's age.
Monday, April 29, 2013
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Robert Ramirez returned to Northbrook after a third combat tour in Afghanistan.
The following reports are part of a Village of Northbrook weekly memo. Northbrook Marine Returns Home Northbrook Police and Fire Departments along with members of the Illinois State Police and Deerfield Police Department escorted the Warriors’ Watch Riders and returning Staff Sergeant Robert Ramirez, a Northbrook resident, home this week. USMC Staff Sergeant Ramirez is returning home from his third combat tour in Afghanistan. Many neighbors, friends and family turned out to welcome him home. Northbrook: A Tree City USA Community The Village of Northbrook was recognized as a “Tree City USA Community” for 2012, the 19th straight year the village has received this distinction. To receive the Tree City USA recognition, communities must have a…
Friday, April 26, 2013
The village is scheduled to conduct two Arbor Day tree-planting ceremonies, one on Friday and the other on Saturday.
The village is scheduled to conduct two Arbor Day tree-planting ceremonies. The first will be held Friday 11:30 a.m. at St. Norbert where a tree will be planted on Elm Street. The second ceremony will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Greenbriar School. A tree donated by Commonwealth Edison will be planted at the school. In addition, the Village will be donating 100 tree seedlings to Greenbriar School for students to take home and plant in their yard. Northbrook officials recently amended the village's Tree Protection and Preservation Ordinance, giving residents the option to remove heritage trees from their property with village approval and a $250 per a diameter inch fee. Perhaps in a couple hundred years, Northbrook's newest trees will …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Multiple Northbrook departments trained in communication and coordination during various, possible incidents.
The following reports were part of Northbrook's weekly village memo. On April 9, Northbrook departments such as police, fire, public works and general government senior staff, along with a representative from METRA, conducted a tabletop drill to review/rehearse communication and coordination of a mock incident involving village infrastructure, water supply, transportation and a significant railroad hazard. The objective of the training was to identify key roles and to improve efficiency and effectiveness with unified command and other concepts of interoperability and coordinated service. The group discussed emergency communications as well as interdepartmental and interagency operations. Police Welcome New Recruit Northbrook’s newest …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Independent Robert Lozaro is running against the Caucus-backed Paul Zima, Michael Schyman and Penny Randel.
RESULTS (UPDATED AS THEY COME IN TUESDAY NIGHT): Robert Lozaro Robert Lozaro, a 30-year Northbrook resident, is running for a position on the Park District Board as an independent candidate. Paul Zima, Michael Schyman and Penny Randel are incumbent commissioners, backed by the Northbrook Caucus in the race. Four people are running, three will be elected. Past Coverage of the Park Board Race Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots. Any votes for write-in candidates will be counted within a week after the election.
Monday, April 8, 2013
See the latest coverage of Northbrook's April election all in one hub.
An offender quickly confessed and returned items to a Northbrook family.
The following items were part of a weekly Village of Northbrook staff memo. Police Activity Police are investigating a burglary in the 2000 block of Butternut Lane. Homeowners returned home from a vacation to find one of the offenders and the offender’s father in the driveway. The offender confessed to being a part of the burglary and returned some of the stolen items, offering apologies. Other offenders are being sought for questioning. The case is under investigation. Fire Department Training During the week of April 1, a joint training exercise was conducted with the Northbrook and Wheeling Fire Departments. Firefighters performed rescue operations and firefighter survival skills in an acquired residential structure in town. Emphasis …
Monday, April 1, 2013
In case you missed them, here are the top stories in town last month that had Northbrook talking.