Rich Glennie

04/22/2015 - 9:16am
Even before the Lincoln Park street reconstruction project in Glencoe got under way, it has increased in price. Monday night, the Glencoe City Council approved a $15,493 change order that increased the cost of the project to $5.868 million, but it won’t cost homeowners any additional money in assessments, according to Justin Black, city engineering consultant with Short Elliott...
04/01/2015 - 9:56am
I am currently on a long journey in pursuit of that elusive pound. You know the one. That pound that shows up on your bathroom scale one day, and the next time it’s gone. But the following week the pound has returned … with a buddy. The week after, the pound disappears again but two more buddies arrive. Using rudimentary math, it...
03/25/2015 - 6:52am
First-year Glencoe City Council Member Allen Robeck was at least consistent Monday night. He was on the short end of eight 4-1 votes, half of them dealing with the nearly $7 million street improvement project in the Lincoln Park area. The street improvement project was the topic of an assessment public hearing during the City Council meeting,...
03/25/2015 - 6:50am
On a 4-1 vote, the Glencoe City Council approved plans and specifications for the construction of an airport parallel taxiway at Vernon Perschau Memorial Airport. Council Member Allen Robeck voted no. There is a hitch to the plans, however. The city needs to acquire four small parcels of property from four different landowners, including a key...
03/25/2015 - 6:47am
It isn’t often a state commissioner drops by Glencoe, but one did Tuesday, March 17, for an impromptu visit to gather local input about the state’s transportation needs. The state Legislature is currently looking at increased funding for transportation, but the issue is how much and where will it be spent. Charlie Zelle, state...
03/18/2015 - 10:23am
I tried a scientific experiment recently. I head-butted an engine block to test out the hardness of my head. I now have a scrape on my forehead, but the headache has subsided. Actually, I was helping my son haul his latest acquisition, another engine block, off his truck bed and into the garage. As we placed it on the garage floor, I pinched my...
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