Rich Glennie

10/15/2014 - 9:14am
The Glencoe Planning and Industrial Commission debated what to do about deteriorating, foreclosed properties and incomplete repair jobs on other buildings at its monthly meeting Thursday night at the City Center. It took no action to strengthen its blight ordinance even after hearing horror stories from its building inspector, local fire marshal, city attorney and police chief. At the end of...
10/08/2014 - 9:17am
From my house I could hear the train moving. By the time I got to Pryor Avenue, I could see it was parked, and it was a long one. But I figured by the time I walked another four blocks to Union Avenue, it would be through the stop signals and all would be open. Wrong! On my daily walks, it has become a mind game to see if I can get to the...
10/08/2014 - 9:05am
The Glencoe City Council held a pair of public hearings Monday night at the Glencoe City Center on the proposed 2015 street improvement projects, which could cost a combined $11 million. The hearings attracted about 30 people, several of whom spoke to the City Council about their concerns. While most were in agreement that the reconstruction of...
10/08/2014 - 9:02am
Amid Monday night’s lengthy public hearings, the Glencoe City Council received brief updates on discussions on the Marsh (west) ditch project as well as a north diversion project aimed to getting flood waters moved from the central section of Glencoe to the east ditch system. Gary Schreifels, city public works director for water and...
10/01/2014 - 8:46am
There is a fascination about watching something being destroyed, like a building. I never considered myself a “sidewalk superintendent,” but there I was near the Post Office recently watching Ken Polifka tearing down the former Glencoe Oil building. I wasn’t alone, either. There were many sidewalk superintendents in the...
09/24/2014 - 8:12am
“I’m just the mule,” I told the fellow as our eyes met in the clothing store aisle. “I’m just along to carry things.” He nodded in agreement as we commiserated in the aisle while the our wives dove deeper into the clothing racks looking for that exact thing they wanted. My fellow mule also nodded in...
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