Monday, May 20, 2013
Village Board learns of savings at Monday meeting. Temporary sign proposal moves forward.
Deerfield residents and small businesses who are part of the Village’s electrical aggregation program saved approximately $2.2 million in the effort’s first year, according to a report presented at Monday’s Village Board of Trustees meeting. Andrew Lichterman, the assistant to Village Manager Kent Street, gave the Trustees the information of the aggregation’s first-year results as part of his presentation of the annual report on the Administrative department he oversees. Earlier: Electrical Aggregation Announces Second-Year Rates “Customers will save hundreds of dollars annually,” Lichterman said. “This is a 17 percent savings over the ComEd (Commonwealth Edison) rate.” The savings are for the year starting June 1, 2012, through the …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Three Guys and a Truck makes last run in June.
Before discussing legislation for Deerfield, the Village Board of Trustees took time to honor longstanding citizen contributions and the achievement of youth during its May 6 meeting. After a 10-year run, Three Men and a Truck will make its last run from 1 to 3 p.m. June 2 at the West Deerfield Township office. Founders Carl Berg, Don Bruss and Paul Zavagno will no longer handle an event which has collected food for the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry. Earlier: Runners’ Idea Fills Food Pantry Some years, the event stocked the pantry with sixth month’s worth of non perishable items, according to state Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield), who was involved with the event since its inception as the West Deerfield Township supervisor. Dylan …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Earth Day, Arbor Day and National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week Declared. Honors continue as Lungevity recognizes Deerfield High School Chest fundraising effort.
Village Board of Trustee meetings often begin with a proclamation recognizing an individual or an organization but five is an unusual number. Breathe Deep North Shore and Illinois state chess champion Jonathan Kogan were recognized for their contributions to the community while Arbor, and Earth Day and National Public Safety Telecommunications Week were officially proclaimed in Deerfield at the start of Monday’s Board meeting. Earlier: Fun Run To Raise Money for Long Cancer Research “We’ve had two before but never this many,” Mayor Harriet Rosenthal said. In her 28 years as a trustee or mayor she cannot remember four at one meeting. And to make things more festive, Deerfield joined officials from six other communities supporting Breathe …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Board of Trustees approves report of Plan Commission but wants concerns addressed.
A 240-unit apartment project on Lake Cook Road near the Tollway got a step closer to reality at Monday’s Village Board meeting but Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and the Trustees want some answers before final approval. The Board unanimously approved the report of the Plan Commission recommending construction of 240 luxury apartments by AMLI Company at 1525 Lake Cook Road but not before asking peneterating questions of AMLI Executive Vice President Stephen Ross and his team. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Questions about pedestrians crossing Lake Cook Road and the impact of approximately 400 people living in the project were among the key concerns of the Village. Though an ordinance …
Monday, April 8, 2013
There are five candidates running for three seats on the Deerfield Village Board.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Early voting closes at 2 p.m. Saturday with election Tuesday.
Deerfield voters will choose members of the Village Board of Trustees, the Deerfield Public Schools District 109 Board of Education and West Deerfield Township officials during thye municipal contests Tuesday. Early voting ends at 2 p.m. today and the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Take a look at some of Patch’s election coverage to help you make an informed decision about your elected officials. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more and then "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Facelift starts on corner of Waukegan and Deerfield Roads.
Initial work to develop the public plaza at the northeast corner of Deerfield and Waukegan Roads began Tuesday, the day after the Village’s lease of the property with US Bank became effective. Earlier: Village to Improve Downtown Plaza The Village Board of Trustees approved the project at its Jan. 7 meeting and signed the lease soon thereafter. Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and the Trustees expressed hope at the time the land would become a meeting place and beautify downtown. Landscape equipment and Village workers were there in force Thursday to start the landscaping efforts. This is the beginning, according to Village Manager Kent Street. “We’re doing modest spring landscaping to bring it up to a more acceptable level,” Street said. What else…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Relocation of Starbucks, Subway is the beginning. Village awaits comprehensive proposal.
Relocation of Starbucks and Subway to freestanding locations at Deerbrook Mall is the beginning of what the Village and shopping center ownership hope will be an all-embracing long term plan to renovate the development. Before mall ownership brings that plan to the Village Board of Trustees, it wants to put certain pieces in place including potential relocation of Jewel and TJ Maxx as well as changes for Starbucks and Subway already on their way to approval after Monday’s Village Board meeting. Earlier: Board Prods Deerbrook on Future Plans “A long term comprehensive plan is what we want for Deerbrook,” Mike Nigro, a source affiliated with mall ownership, said. “Jewel is a big part of this.” He also said giving all stores an outside …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Trustees give relocation of Starbucks, Subway green light but want to know more about long range project. Answer may be forthcoming within 90 days.
Owners of the Deerbrook Mall came before the Deerfield Village Board of Trustees Monday seeking minor changes to the shopping center but local officials wanted to know about the status of comprehensive long range plans. After representatives of Deerbrook ownership explained the benefits of relocating Starbucks and Subway to free standing buildings, Mayor Harriet Rosenthal put shopping center management representatives on the spot asking if a previously proposed renovation was ready to move ahead. Earlier: Jewel’s Uncertainty Curbs Deerbrook Enthusiasm Those plans were suspended in August because of the uncertainty arising over the financial condition of the parent company of Jewel. Those issues were resolved last month when new ownership …
Contenders for six offices greet voters in downtown Deerfield Saturday.
With the April 9 election a week away, candidates were busy meeting voters Saturday and doing some voting of their own. Mayor Harriet Rosenthal, who is unopposed in her bid for reelection, hosted an event Starbucks Saturday morning along with her Village Board slate—incumbents Alan Farkas, Mary Oppenheim and Barbara Struthers. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. While Struthers, Oppenheim, Farkas and Rosenthal were talking to people over coffee, three contenders for the Township High School District 113 Board of Education—Mark Mulert, Julie Gordon and Stacey Meyer—showed up to communicate their message. Annette Lidawer and David Greenberg are the others seeking the three seats. …