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 – Michael J. Nelson

Vice Pres. – Chris Puccini

Treasurer – Randy Hara

Recording Secretary – Desiree Jones

Communication Secretary – Gayle Paprocki

Sergeant at Arms – Terri O’Brien


General Meeting

Tuesday, October 13   7:30 PM

1st Congregational Church of Forest Glen  5400 N Lawler


We will elect new officers to the Forest Glen Community Club board at the October 13 meeting.

You know how special our little neighborhood is. Not just for the fun events throughout the year and curb to curb snow plowing but also because we really are a community. Few neighborhoods in the city are as engaged and active as Forest Glen. When local, state or national reps come to our meetings or events they are astonished at how much we do and how much we care about our neighborhood.

We’re special because our residents get involved, have an idea, roll up their sleeves and work together to make it happen. We all love the long time traditions in The Glen (ribbons, garage sale, safety corner) but we’ve also started new traditions in the past few years, all from residents getting involved. Our beautiful new mural, garden walk, Halloween party, 4th of July picnic, trivia night – all ideas from residents, made possible by residents.

So maybe now’s the time for you to be a bigger part of all of this? No special experience or skills required. Just an interest in your community and a little bit of your time. Or, encourage someone that you know would be perfect for the role.

If you’ve ever said ‘why don’t they…’ or ‘why do they…’ or ‘someone should…’ then be that someone.

There’s information on each position below.

All positions are open to all FGCC members. We’re pleased that many of the current board members will run again for the 2016 season. Current President and Communications Officer are stepping down.

You don’t need to announce your interest in running in advance but we are eager to know that there is interest in the open positions. Please email president@forestglenchicago.org if you are interested in either position, or have any questions. You won’t be announced as a candidate in advance of the October 13 meeting.  Of course, you can also simply throw you hat in the ring (or name in the hat?) at the meeting.


President. The President shall be the principal executive officer of the Club and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Club. He or she shall preside at all meetings of the general membership and meetings of the Executive Committee.

Vice President. In the absence of the President or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to, all the restrictions upon the President. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Executive Committee.

Treasurer The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the Club; receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to the Club from any source whatsoever; and deposit all such monies in the name of the Club in such banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected in accordance with the provisions of these by-laws. He or she shall keep and maintain records of all financial transactions which shall be available for review by any member in good standing and report all transactions at every general meeting.

Corresponding Secretary. The Corresponding Secretary shall see that all notifications are duly given through notices or electronic means in accordance with the provision of these by-laws, or as required by law, be custodian of the Club records, keep a register of the Post Office and e-mail address (if available) of each member which shall be furnished to the Corresponding Secretary by such members, oversee the Club website, and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Corresponding Secretary, and such other tasks as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Executive Committee.

Recording Secretary. The Recording Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the Executive Committee in one or more books provided for that purpose which shall be permanently maintained and available for review by any member in good standing. He or she will also post all minutes on the Club’s web site as soon as possible. He or she shall perform such duties as shall be assigned to him or her by the Corresponding Secretary, or by the President, or the Executive Committee.

 Sergeant-at-Arms. It shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms to see that the premises in which meetings are to be held are in good order at all appropriate times, keep a registry of all members attending meetings, issue voting credentials, and shall also act to keep order at all meetings at the direction of the President following the provisions of Roberts Rules of Order.


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.



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 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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