Monday, December 17, 2012
The village is now one of only 12 communities rated AAA by Standard & Poor's Rating Services.
Information from the Village of Northfield. When the Village of Northfield asked its residents for home rule authority in November 2010, the primary reason was to provide the village with increased financial stability and flexibility. The village believed home rule authority would among other things provide the opportunity to increase our bond rating. Since 2010, the village has worked diligently to stabilize its financial condition and adopt policies to demonstrate its conservative financial management. As a result, Standard & Poor's Rating Services has raised the Village's bond rating from AA+ to AAA - its highest rating. The Village is now one of only 12 communities rated AAA by S&P. In their rating, S&P noted the village's: At a time …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The proposed new development could move forward as soon as Jan. 19 if the village board approves signage changes.
Northfield could get its first drive-thru restaurant if the village board approves signage changes for a proposed Dunkin Donuts. "After being thoroughly vetted by the Village Board, Architectural Commission and the Plan & Zoning Commission at five separate meetings, the 6,300 square foot commercial development with the Dunkin Donuts as a primary tenant was approved by the Village Board at their December 3rd meeting," Steve Gutierrez, community development director for the Village of Northfield, wrote in an email. The Dunkin Donuts, will take over the former BP location at 1900 Willow Rd. The proposed 1,900 square-foot store would include TVs, couches and possibly a fireplace, and employ softer signs and lights to add to the more upscale …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Residents told village staff that South Happ Road from Winnetka Road north "is too bumpy".
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Many Northfield residents have complained to the village about the roadwork done by the Cook County Highway Department on South Happ Road. Dick Knudson, assistant publics works director for the Village of Northfield, says residents are dissatisfied with the roadwork done on South Happ Road from Winnetka Road north. “Most of them don’t like the appearance, say it’s too bumpy and doesn’t look like a finished product,” Knudson said. “It doesn’t look like it’s a new road.” Patch was unable to reach Cook County Highway Department Superintendent John Yonan for comment. Patch will update the article once we find out when the department will start work on S. Happ Road. Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for Winnetka-Glencoe Patch's …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
On the November 6 ballot, a referendum question will be posed to Northfield residents. Voting yes would give the village the authority to negotiate with electric suppliers, in addition to Commonwealth Edison, for resident and [eligible] small commercial a
Monday, September 17, 2012
Northfield residents could get cheaper electricity by participating in a program offered by Lake Shore Power Alliance.
While Northfield officials are seeking cheaper electricity via an electricity aggregation referendum, residents are already able to obtain cheaper rates through the Lake Shore Affinity Program, according to the village website. “Through the Lakeshore Affinity Program, your electricity supply rates would be fixed at 4.035 cents/kWh through May 2013. If the referendum passes, you should be able to transition to the Lakeshore Power Alliance's Municipal Aggregation Program in January 2013,” according to the village’s website. In August, the Northfield Village Board approved putting a question regarding electrical aggregation on the Nov. 6 ballot. The question will ask voters if they authorize the Village of Northfield to arrange for the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Project set to begin in early 2013 will widen two miles of the roadway and add pedestrian walkways, crossing signals, decorative enhancements and landscaped medians.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) formally announced their agreement with Northfield concerning the hotly debated widening of Willow Road, and contributions from North Shore residents who helped move the project forward were recognized, late Friday afternoon. “I would like to acknowledge the extensive efforts of the many community members from Northfield, Glenview, Northbrook and Winnetka who participated through the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) process,” said Fred Gougler, Northfield president, in the press release. The newly approved plan will include widening Willow Road to two lanes in either direction between Waukegan Road and the Edens Expressway. The lanes will be narrower compared to the current width, the …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Carnivals, parades, fireworks and more in all three communities to celebrate Independence Day 2012.
Patch wants you to enjoy the July 4th holiday, so we’ve compiled a listing of Independence Day activities in Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield happening just one week from today! Winnetka Glencoe Northfield
Applications for new stickers were mailed out to residents in the middle of May and must be displayed by July 1 to avoid penalties.
Residents with vehicles registered to a Northfield address with the Illinois Secretary of State must purchase and display village vehicles stickers by July 1 or incur fees. The stickers are currently on sale at Northfield Village Hall from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Passenger vehicle stickers are $50, recreational vehicle stickers cost $60, Antique Cars are $20 and stickers for trailers are priced between $20 and $75. Trucks are graded by class and stickers run between $60 and $120 and replacement stickers are $10. Penalties for residents who do not displace vehicle stickers by the July 1 deadline will be 50-percent of the license fee. Residents who are 65 years of age or older and who participate in the Circuit Breaker Program can …
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 12, 2012
Deadline is June 15 for survey that allows residents to weigh in on what services, restaurants and shops you want as plans for new downtown take shape.
The village of Northfield is asking for resident input on what type of attractions they would like to see in the downtown area as future plans take shape. The survey is available online, and must be completed by Friday, June 15 to register preferences for desired services, restaurants and shops that would attract more people to downtown Northfield. Residents are asked how often they visit downtown Northfield as well as nearby communities for shopping, eating and leisure/entertainment activities. The village also is interested in learning where and how often residents make purchases in a number of commercial areas in Northfield and the neighboring communities. Answers to survey questions will remain anonymous. Northfield is committed to …