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.
President – Robert Murphy
Vice Pres. – Eric Brodersen
Treasurer – Jennifer Nykaza
Recording Secretary – Michael Nelson
Communication Secretary – Chris Puccini
Sergeant at Arms – Randy Hara
Please join us for the Community Club’s annual meeting, the kick off of our 2014-15 dues drive and our annual officer elections. Every year the FGCC holds officer elections for:
Sargent at Arms
Positions are open to all dues payings Club members. Nominations can be put forward at the meeting or you can contact us at email@example.com to be added to the ballot. There will also be community updates and more. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
As we approach our October Annual Community Meeting I thought this would be a good time to take stock in what we have accomplished this year and what challenges lie ahead for Forest Glen. On October 14th I will be stepping down as your president and a new president will be elected to represent Forest Glen’s interests and to lead you forward. It has been an honor being elected to this position and to work for Forest Glen these past three years. This has been a hectic, busy and unprecedented year for Forest Glen Community Club.
We began this year by being pummeled by Chicago’s third heaviest snowfall on record. When our plow funds were almost depleted you stepped up big time. We brought in over $6,000 in dues and donations to ensure that the plows could keep going. In 2013-14 we had the highest number of Forest Glen homes paying their dues ever. THANK YOU! In April the community voted to increase our yearly dues to $30 to bring us in line with expenses and surrounding communities and to guard against more brutal winters ahead. This was the FGCC’s first dues increase since 2007. After the tough winter things took off in the Glen.
2013-2014 highlights include:
What an amazing year indeed!
In addition to these accomplishments there are efforts that your Community Club will continue to advocate for including:
Thank you all again for your hard work, support and commitment to your community. You are truly what makes Forest Glen Chicago’s Finest Community!
President, FGCC 2011-14
For neighborhood children 9 and younger Carnival games, cupcake decorating, bowling, fishing, pumpkin decorating
For the past 25 years, the Forest Glen Community Club has set up a safety corner on the corner of Balmoral and LaPorte as a way to protect the children of the neighborhood during their Trick or Treat adventures. What is nice about this idea is that hot and cold cider and doughnut holes are served to everyone—children AND their parents. (There may even be some adult treats.
The Safety Corner is open between 4 and 7:30 pm—- Come over and join your neighbors for a nice Fall celebration!
See updates about our upcoming new MURAL!!
Things are heating up this summer as FAiR takes to the street to distribute its third doorhanger campaign. Politicians are jumping on board as it has become clearer and clearer that we were misled, given wrong information, confused information, and told it was a done deal so just live with it. But many of you have said NO! and the momentum is building. FAiR nows has 25 neighborhood civics and suburban chapters signing on, 15 elected officials including Ald. Laurino, Cong. Quigle and Cong. Schakowsky. Let your voice be heard!
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.
Follow on Twitter @FAiRChicago
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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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!
Below is a list of common recycling contaminates that should not be in the Blue Cart.
Plastic bags: Plastic bags are not recyclable through the Residential Blue Cart Recycling program. Even if the plastic bag has a recycling triangle on it, plastic bags cannot be tossed into the Blue Cart. Rather, plastic bags can be dropped off at participating retail or wholesale stores with an in-store recycling program, like grocery store chains or pharmacy chains.
Shredded paper: Paper is recyclable, but shredded paper should not be recycled through the Blue Cart program. Shredded paper cannot be properly sorted out of the recycling stream causing contamination.
Styrofoam—also, known as #6 Plastics: Styrofoam and other plastics with the #6 recycling triangle are not recyclable through the Blue Cart program. Common #6 plastics are the tops of your Starbucks cup, egg cartons and packaging foam.
Un-numbered Plastics: If a plastic item does not include a recycling triangle, then the item is not recyclable. Items like plastic storage containers, plastic hangers, plastic cutlery, CD cases and baby bottles are not recyclable.
Yard Waste: Yard waste is not accepted through the Blue Cart. Yard Waste should be bagged separately and placed next to your black garbage cart for collection.
Electronics and Household Chemicals: Electronics like televisions and cell phones and household chemicals are not accepted in the Blue Cart program. Electronics and household chemicals can be recycled at the City’s Household Chemicals and Computer Recycling Facility located at 1150 N. North Branch. For drop-off hours, visit the recycling center’s website.html. You can also save electronics for our ecoFair and recycling event May 10 (see below).