Digital-Only Monthly Program Guides To provide you with the most up-to-date information about recreational opportunities, beginning this month, the Park District is transitioning to a monthly digital-only program guide for our residents. Our May issue is available now and primarily focuses on passive recreation, as most of our facilities remain closed. We have also included a number of virtual activities you can enjoy at home. In the coming months you can look forward to more virtual classes that can help you to keep fit, stay entertained, and even learn something new.
Help Us Recognize Our #GlenviewGOATSWe all know someone who's making a difference in this difficult time. Let's give these Greatest of All Time community members the recognition they deserve. Add a message, drawing, photo, video or poem about them in the comments for our #GlenviewGOAT posts on Facebook or Instagram.
The person whose posts gets the most likes by May 15 will win a dinner for 4 from Coarse Italian. If you win, you can choose to give your prize to your #GlenviewGOAT as a thank you. Here are the latest #GlenviewGOATs to be submitted:
Martha Demko … Martha is in charge of charity crafts in the East Wing’s craft room. During the pandemic, Martha started making masks for senior homes, neighbors and anyone who didn’t have one.
Sasha Vassilyeva … Sasha is a college student and an essential health care professional who works in Evanston Hospital’s Labor and Delivery Center making sure our community stays safe and healthy.
Boating on Lake GlenviewThe Park District is pleased to provide non-motorized boating access on Lake Glenview for the fifth year. Boating is an excellent passive recreational activity that provides residents another way to appreciate and connect with nature!
The season runs through October 1. Boaters are required to purchase a Glenview Park District permit for each boat, which is $30/residents and $45/nonresidents. Boats must be carried in to the boat launch from the parking lot using a paved path. Fishing is allowed from boats, but is subject to all Village of Glenview rules and regulations. Contact Judy Picicco for a 2020 boating permit application.
One Way Only on Gallery Park PathsTo ensure everyone can enjoy Gallery Park safely, one-way directional signs have been installed along the main paths to promote social distancing. Path users are asked to follow a counterclockwise traffic pattern to reduce face-to-face contact and maintain six-feet of distance between others not in their household. Now more than ever, we recognize the importance of spending time outside for physical and mental well-being. We appreciate your help to combat the spread of the coronavirus and keep everyone safe.
Happy Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is a special time to pay tribute to the person who provided loving care and encouragement through the ups and downs of life. This holiday highlights all of the inspirational women who dedicate their lives to the well being of their families and friends. Whether you are celebrating a mother, friend, sister or aunt, please let them know how much they are loved and appreciated. We wish you and your loved ones health and strength today and every day.
Glenview/Northbrook Coronavirus Response Task Force Update
Earlier this week, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker released Restore Illinois, a five-phase approach that will serve as a general framework for regions of the state to loosen restrictions and, eventually, to reopen. The five phases are:
Statewide, we currently are in Phase 2 (Flattening). In order to move to Phase 3 our region must experience:
At or under a 20 percent positivity rate and increasing no more than 10 percentage points over a 14-day period, AND
No overall increase in hospital admissions for COVID-19-like illness for 28 days, AND
Available surge capacity of at least 14 percent of ICU beds, medical and surgical beds, and ventilators.
Our organizations are working collaboratively to understand the many complex details and make the important decisions to ensure safety in our community and support for citizens as our region moves through the phases. Restore Illinois is a roadmap; we will look to metrics and further guidance from the Illinois Department of Health for specific directions as we navigate that road.
Please continue to use our website as a resource for information and updates. Update From NorthShore University HealthSystem
NorthShore University HealthSystem reported a significant uptick in COVID-19-related hospitalizations over the past week. In addition, as testing increases, so does the positive rate, which stands at 27%. E-visits and health hotline calls also continue to grow. This data reinforces the need to continue to take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Follow the statewide stay-at-home order, and stay home especially when you are sick.
When you are out in public, maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from others, and wear a mask or face covering.
The Northfield Township Food Pantry continues to welcome donations to stock its shelves so that it can meet the growing number of families in need. Click here to make a donation to the Food Pantry.
Good News Stories
If you follow any of us on our social media channels, you’ll get a healthy dose of stories that highlight the strength of our community and the boundless goodness of those who live and work here. We will share some of those stories here each week.
First responders showed their appreciation to healthcare workers at Glenbrook Hospital.
Last week, the elementary students at Greenbriar, Westmoor and Meadowbrook created messages of thanks for our essential workers and health care workers. Each was made into a video and shared on District 28’s Facebook Page.
Richard Nahrstadt, Village Manager, Northbrook
Matt Formica, Village Manager, Glenview
Jill Brickman, Northfield Township Supervisor
School District Superintendents
Dr. Charles Johns, Superintendent, Glenbrook High Schools District 225
Dr. David Kroeze, Superintendent, Northbrook School District 27
Dr. Larry Hewitt, Superintendent, Northbrook School District 28
Dr. Brian Wegley, Superintendent, Northbrook/Glenview School District 30
Dr. Erin Murphy, Superintendent, West Northfield School District 31
Dr. Dane Delli, Superintendent, Glenview School District 34
Michael McCarty, Executive Director, Glenview Park District
Molly Hamer, Executive Director, Northbrook Park District
Kate Hall, Executive Director, Northbrook Public Library
Vickie Novak, Director, Glenview Public Library
Betsy Baer, Executive Director, Glenview Chamber of Commerce
Tensley Garris, President, Northbrook Chamber of Commerce