Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nomination closes July 9.
Patch is compiling the best of New Trier Township. Tell us where you love to shop, eat and take your kids, and which services you can’t live without. WE WANT TO KNOW, and so do your neighbors! Nominate your favorites on Wilmette.Patch.com or Winnetka.Patch.com by July 9! It’s easy: Just nominate your favorite businesses in the box next to the category* and hit submit. *Use the scroll bar at the right of the poll to scroll through the list of categories. *Because this is a contest, you’ll need to create a Patch login to nominate and vote! NOMINATIONS CLOSE JULY 9! Find Readers’ Choice on Wilmette.Patch.com or Winnetka.Patch.com Don’t forget to tell your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email! Sign up for the Winnetka-Glencoe Patch's …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
A highlight of stories that ran over the last week on Winnetka Patch.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The five New Trier communities generally have lower vacancy rates for retail properties than the rest of the Chicago area.
In spite of the recession and its sluggish aftermath, new businesses are still moving into New Trier Township communities. With the exception of Glencoe, the communities all have vacancy rates below the 9.5 percent average for the Chicago area. Many of the communities have vacancy rates more in line with the boom days of 2004 to 2007, when the area's rate was less than 8 percent for all but one quarter. Patch surveyed the communities to get business development and municipal officials' takes on the business climate in each one. Wilmette While officials and residents wait to see if the big catch — Walgreen’s — eventually moves into the sub-divided former Borders store in Edens Plaza, other businesses have steadily set up shop since the …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Village of Northfield approved widening Willow Road to four lanes in an effort to reduce congestion between Waukegan Road and the Edens Expressway.
On Monday, the Northfield village board approved an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation to widen Willow Road to four lanes by the spring of 2013. Issues have included severe congestion between Waukegan Road and the Edens Expressway. Neaby residents have reported motorists speeding through local neighborhoods to find a way around heavy traffic. A 30 mph speed limit would be implemented and pedestrian sidewalks will be installed on both sides of the road as part of the $35-million project. Share in our comment section below why you support, or don't support this decison.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Join Patch for an evening of cocktails and networking, and learn how to grow your business online on June 25.
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It feels like a scene from a Hitchcock movie, but the startling attacks on walkers, joggers and bikers are just part of birds' normal mating cycle, says animal control.
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- Glenn Wall
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
They swoop down out of the sky to attack their unwitting victims. You may have seen the startling events, reminiscent of scenes from a Hitchcock movie: A red-winged blackbird is dive-bombing passersby. “On Wagner Road, just north of Winnetka Avenue, this bird will fly above my head and occasionally swoop down towards me," said Northfield resident Bill Wallace, who has had numerous red-winged blackbird close encounters recently while taking morning walks. However unpleasant it may be, the birds' behavior is normal. “Happens every year," said Northbrook Animal Control Officer Gina Manski, where there has been another series of attacks. "Once nesting starts, it only lasts a few weeks. [The bird] may have one more clutch in summer, but not …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Extensive project is replacing one mile of water main and will require detours for motorists and bicyclist until mid-August; village warns of safety concerns in the area.
Water main improvements for close to a mile along Sheridan Road will continue throughout the summer. The work is taking place on Sheridan Road between Beach Road to north of Aspen Lane, and affects motorists, bicyclists and residents living on Sheridan Road and the connecting side streets, according to Christine Van Dornick, village engineer. “This is a very extensive project. We are working on close to one mile of water main and will provide regular updates for our residents on the Village of Glencoe website,” Van Dornick said. The current detour on southbound Sheridan Road will likely be there until the middle of August, she said. A new 12-inch water main is being installed in the pavement on the west side of the street in the southbound…