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

2013-14

President – Robert Murphy Vice Pres. – Eric Brodersen Treasurer – Jennifer Nykaza Secretary – Michael Nelson Corresponding Sec’y – Chris Puccini Sergeant at Arms – Randy Hara

Next COMMUNITY MEETING:  Tuesday June 10TH,  AT 7:30PM, 2014

Join us for community updates, green thumb announcements, guest speakers and a perfect kick off to your summer!    HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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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.

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Winter is Over and Spring is Here!!

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.

 

Robert Murphy

President, 2013-14

 

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O’HARE NOISE

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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TOTE BAGS ARE HERE!

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!

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Community Bulletin Board

MOST RECENT

Free Museum Pass

If you and your family are looking for free educational opportunities, Alderman Arena’s office has got a museum pass to loan you. Any 45th Ward resident can borrow a Museums Work for Chicago Education Resource Card to visit any of the following local attractions for free:

  • Alder Planetarium
  • The Field Museum
  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Chicago Children’s Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Chicago History Museum
  • National Museum of Mexican Art
  • The Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
  • The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium

Unfortunately, they can’t provide reservations for the card, but it can be borrowed for up to three days. Just stop by the office with proof of 45th Ward residency, along with your contact information.

 

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