2022 March/April Newsletter

March/April 2022

Buy Local

The recent strides in the battle against Covid make it a good time to reflect on the choices we make as consumers. Over the last two years, many of us got used to buying goods and services at the touch of a button from large corporate businesses. But so much is lost when the pendulum swings too far in their favor.

You can make a difference by shopping local.

Shopping locally means:

More of your money stays to support the community. More of your tax dollars stay in Glenview and you support local employment.

Local businesses provide expertise, personal service, and a type of accountability that comes from ownership on site or nearby.

Local businesses finance and support the social service agencies, charitable causes and service clubs that under pin our society. Local businesses are where the youth teams go for sponsorship. Local businesses populate the service clubs such as Rotary, Lions, and Kiwanis.

Local businesses make our town unique. Glenview residents still talk about Renneker’s Pharmacy and Clippers much the same way today’s youth will remember meeting at the Glenview Grind.

Local businesses need your support and your choices make a difference! Now that Covid restrictions are ending, please look for opportunities to utilize the services and goods offered locally. The benefits to our community are priceless.

What’s Going on Here?

Plans for downtown revitalization took a real step forward at the recent Village Board meeting approving purchase of the vacant Scot Cleaners site. This property is located at 966 Waukegan Rd. on the “spark site” which was the focus of public input for the Glenview Connect downtown revitalization plan.

The immediate focus of the redevelopment is to create additional downtown parking to support important attractions like the Oil Lamp Theater and a possible new restaurant. And this is a key link to further public amenities along the riverfront which have been sought by FDG.


Get Your Motor Running

Mark your calendar for May 15, 2022, for the Exotic Car Show in the heart of beautiful downtown Glenview. You’ll get a chance to be up front and close to 75 rare autos with restaurants, pubs, shops and coffee houses just a few steps away. The show benefits the 100 Club of Illinois, which provides resources, financial support, access to training, and moral support to both the families of first responders killed in the line of duty and active duty first responders throughout the state of Illinoiss.

Got a gem revving to get out of the garage? There’s still time to register to let it shine at the show, safely away from the lake. Free to spectators. https://glicarshow.com/


Creativity For A Cause

Dust off your paint brushes and join Youth Services in their window painting event to shine a light on children’s mental health issues and raise funds for the organization.

Last year, more than 100 volunteers and 61 business partners played a key role in helping to inspire joy and hope through creative, colorful displays around downtown and beyond. This year is sure to be even bigger and better.

Window painting will take place Thursday through Saturday, April 28 to April 30, 2022. A window tour with interactive challenges will take place from Sunday, May 1 until Sunday, May 8, 2022. https://www.ysgn.org/window-pa…

Friends of Downtown Glenview


Help Wanted: FDG is looking for energetic volunteers to help with various downtown initiatives including event coordinators. Please fill out this simple volunteer form and we will contact you to discuss how you can help.