The holidays are long over and the Iowa Caucuses are a thing of the past. So it is time to look forward to the Tuesday, March 15 Primary Election races affecting Niles, plus a few other big spring events.
The Iowa Caucuses took place Monday signaling the start of the national primary election season. Closer to home, the Illinois primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 15, which means it’s time to start paying attention to local races that will determine who runs in November’s general election.
The days of a worn out two-story building in the “Five Corners” area of Rand and River roads appear to be numbered as the city of Des Plaines is preparing to file in Skokie court this week a complaint to force the demolition of the former Polo Inn motel.
(Ed. Note: A familiar name and face, Karen Kozenczak, has joined the Journal & Topics Media Group’s crack news team as a columnist. Karen’s first column -- about what it’s like to live in Des Plaines -- appears in today’s Journal.
My third child now attends Glenbrook South High School. As middle school drew to an end, I spent an evening with each of my children in the gym at GBS learning about available extracurricular activities offered to students. The number and variety of options available was impressive. This week alone, there are 77 different GBS club meetings (some clubs are meeting more than once this week). My children spent most of their time after school pursuing sports. Yet from their experiences, it is easy to share what makes GBS such a distinctive community.
When it comes to providing tax incentives for businesses to locate, stay or grow in Mount Prospect, the village seems to be doing just fine, trustees agreed during their Jan. 26 committee of the whole meeting.
Palatine police and members of Just Hang It Up, an organization devoted to curbing cell phone use by drivers, held a Safety Fair at Arlington Pediatrics in Arlington Heights on Saturday, Jan. 30.