Welcome to Forest Glen

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.

Forest Glen Residents

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.

Forest Glen Visitors

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.

FGCC Officers


President – Gayle Paprocki

Vice President – Terri O’Brien

Treasurer – Peggy Gallivan

Recording Secretary – Desiree Jones

Communications Secretary -Kathy Morrison

Sergeant at Arms – Rachel Hawley


Tuesday, October 10   7:00 PM doors open; 7:30 PM meeting starts

Election of Officers for 2017-2018

FGCC Elections for Board Positions At the General Business meeting, we will elect officers for the next fiscal year beginning November 1. All five offices- President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Sergeant at Arms—are up for election, and we are inviting any paid member of the Forest Glen Community to run for any of the offices! Nominations can also be made from the floor. Get involved in Forest Glen—have a say on issues important to all of us!

We have included a brief description of each office and its duties on the EVENTS page..

If you might be interested or have questions about the position, please call or email Steve Reardon (mostreardon@sbcglobal.net) or  (773) 725-5227 no later than October 4. Interested people may also have another member enter their nomination from the floor at the meeting on October 10.

Guest Speaker – ELEVATE ENERGY

Elevate Energy’s multidisciplinary team designs and implements efficiency programs that lower costs, protect the environment, and ensure that the benefits of energy efficiency reach those who need them most. For homeowners, Elevate Energy provides connections to information and financial resources to make energy-saving home improvements and manage utility costs. They also make sense of electricity rate options and help people understand how the smart grid benefits them


Pay your dues online!

Show your support for the many fun activities sponsored by the Forest Glen Community Club by paying your annual dues. We have made it even easier by allowing you to pay online through our new PayPal button. It will save you the stamp and having to search for your check book! Thank you for supporting the FGCC.


TOTE BAGS ARE HERE! Avoid the bag tax, take care of the environment and show your Forest Glen spirit. Perfect for all those weekend errands.

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 president@forestglenchicago.org for your order today. Thank you for your support!


 Recycling Reminder

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.


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