Like our modest logo says, Forest Glen is “Chicago’s Finest Community.” A gem of a neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side, Forest Glen boasts the convenience of the city with the peacefulness of the suburbs and the neighborliness of the country. Naturally secluded and well-defined, Forest Glen contains about 550 households, almost all single-family homes.
This site is sponsored by the Forest Glen Community Club, founded in the 1920s, and active in bringing Forest Glen neighbors together for social and civic causes. Indeed, the Community Club and the relationships it fosters are in large part why the neighbors in Forest Glen are so friendly and willing to help each other. To read the minutes from our last meeting, click here.
If you live in Forest Glen, please use this site as your primary way to stay in touch with upcoming activities—including the all-important snowplowing updates! Also, feel free to email your suggestions, concerns and bravos to your Community Club officials.
If you don’t yet live in Forest Glen, this site will provide a flavor of life in the Glen so you can sense whether that’s right for you. If so, we’ll look forward to calling you “neighbor” very soon.
Join us for community updates, green thumb announcements, guest speakers and a perfect kick off to your summer! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
We have made it through this crazy winter and can finally see warmer weather as something here to stay -at least until November. This was one of the toughest winters the Community Club has faced with it being so cold in January and February and having the third snowiest winter on record (that’s A LOT of snow). We asked for your help to sustain our plowing and the Glen came through with shining colors! Your donations and dues payments got us over the hump and we managed not only to keep plowing but to put some money towards next year.
For those who donated over and above your dues THANK YOU!! You are what makes this such a special place to live. Our dues drive yield a whopping total of 330+ homes being up to date, very near the record amount. I would also like to Eric Brodersen, Jennifer Nykaza, Joan Frazier, Steve Reardon and Randy Hara for going over and above the call of duty and stepping up when we needed it most. Please thank your board members, your block reps, your event volunteers and your Community Club officers for all their hard work and commitment. Thank you all and thank you Forest Glen.
Wonder why it seems the planes are louder and more frequent? It is because they are! The Chicago Dept. of Aviation along with the FAA have decided that routing and re-routing 70% of its traffic over the most populated area around O’Hare (i.e. us) is what makes the most since. This decision was made with no substantive community input and shifts traffic away from industrial areas and forest preserves and puts it over our heads.
Had enough of your tax dollars working against you instead of for you? Please go to http://www.fairchicago.org/. There you can find the link to making noise complaints, the latest news, stats and information. Also visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FairAllocationInRunways.
Want to report noise? Report airplane noise at: http://www.oharenoise.org (or you can call 311)
Show your support for the NW Side getting a fair shake in runway traffic!
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