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 for community updates. Here is a link to the minutes for our most recent meetings. Check back closer to date for the agenda next meeting. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
From Ald. Laurino’s office:
We have just been informed that, due to a scheduling conflict, the American Red Cross will cannot distribute the free flood clean-up kits to 39th Ward residents affected by the recent flooding on Monday and Tuesday. The new date for distribution of the free clean-up kits is Wednesday, April 24 and (pending availability of supplies) Thursday, April 25.
will be coordinating special pick-ups for items ruined by the flood waters. If you are in need of a bulk pick-up, please call the 39th Ward Office at 773-736-5594 or call 311.
Governor Quinn has declared Illinois a disaster area.
For residents affected by the flood, I recommend that you document any flooding issues you encounter in the event that you need to file a claim with your insurance company or if federal disaster resources become available. Keep receipts and take pictures. All documentation will be invaluable when filing flood claims.
We will keep you posted.
APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
Show your support with blue lights throughout the month. The purchased of lights at some locations, like Home Depot, donate a percentage of each purchase.
Saturady June 8th and Sunday June 9th from 9am to 4pm. Registration is open to all Forest Glen Community Members. 2013 registration is $15 and includes City permit, advertising & promotions, balloons, and maps. Sign up today by contacting Irene Youngerman at: email@example.com.
This event is free and open to the general public. Maps available on day of sale.
THE Forest Glen 4th of July Picnic needs a Games Coordinator, please contact Jeff Reichenbach
Show your Forest Glen Spirit and get one today
Buy one, or two (or more!) today. For only $5.00 you can show your Glen spirit and support our community. Designed by our very own David Belle. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your order today. Thank you for your support!
Street Sweeping 2013
Street Sweeping is underway! Regular cleaning keeps the roadways clear for motorists and supports effective storm water management in our sewer system. Posted parking restrictions to allow our sweepers access to the curb lane where debris and trash collect.
You can find the City’s street sweeping schedule here:
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE CITY’S STREET SWEEPING IS SCHEDULED AROUND THE OLD WARD BOUNDARIES. For example, Forest Glen was in the 45th Ward, but we were recently redistricted into the 39th Ward, therefore Forest Glen residents should look at the 45th Ward street sweeping schedule.
Sponsored by Friends of the Chicago River
Check in at Forest Glen Picnic Area
For more info call: Marianne 773-810-4925
Family friendly, leased dogs welcome, releases required, CPS service hour forms signed
All Chicago residents need to purchase a Chicago City Sticker, and if you live in a restricted parking zone, a Residential Permit Sticker. New stickers must be purchased before July 15. For your convenience, Alderman Laurino is hosting the 2013-2014 Chicago Vehicle Sticker Sale at the 39th Ward Service Office, 4404 W. Lawrence , from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, to allow you to purchase your city stickers in your neighborhood. Make sure to bring proof of vehicle registration, your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license, state ID, lease or bill). Payment is either cash or check (made payable to the Chicago City Clerk).
Free Shredding and Electronics Recycling
Bring your household sensitive documents and unwanted electronics to Alderman Laurino’s office for free secure shredding and recycling. It is now illegal to place electronics in your regular garbage because of the toxic materials they contain. Generally, items with a plug or a battery are accepted at this event. For a more detailed list of accepted and prohibited items, please visit www.aldermanlaurino.com
Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 am to noon
Alderman Laurino’s office, 4404 W. Lawrence