Friday, March 29, 2013
In 2012, Deerfield homes sold for 1.7 percent more than they did in 2011, Chicago Magazine reports.
Home sale prices in Deerfield have increased slightly, according to a recent Chicago Magazine article. The article profiled what homes cost in several suburbs and Chicago neighborhoods. Along with Deerfield, home sale prices are also up in neighboring Highland Park and Northbrook, but down in Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. The magazine’s data shows the median sale price for a Deerfield home in 2012 was $417,000, up 1.7 percent from 2011, but that's still down 30.1 percent since 2006. There were 193 home sales last year in Deerfield, with homes staying on the market an average of 132 days, the magazine reports. Though Deerfield home sale prices are on the rise, most Chicagoland suburbs have experienced a decrease, making now a great time to …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Bids will be accepted by the Village of Deerfield for the Eleanor Drive and Heather Road infrastructure improvement project until March 15.
Thursday, February 14
NOTICE TO BIDDERS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids for the Village of Deerfield Lake Eleanor Drive and Heather Road Infrastructure Improvement Project will be accepted until 11:00 AM on Friday March 15, 2013 at the office of the Village Manager, Village of Deerfield, 850 Waukegan Road, Deerfield, Illinois 60015. It is at this time the bid packages will be opened and publicly read. The proposed project consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and related items necessary to perform the work, within the Village of Deerfield, as specified in the contract documents. The work includes the installation of approximately 2800 linear feet of DI watermain, the installation of 300 linear feet of RCP storm sewer, and the removal …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Activities throughout downtown Deerfield Friday and Saturday include horse drawn sleigh rides, a petting zoo, plenty of refreshments and Santa Claus.
Activities ranging from live entertainment, edible treats and a visit with Santa Claus are only some of the fun at Deerfield’s Annual Winter Celebration Friday and Saturday throughout downtown Deerfield, according to information on the Village’s website. Events at Village Hall, the Historic Village, Essence Pilates, Deerfield Bank & Trust, Koenig & Strey, the First Presbyterian Church, Jewett Park,Walgreens and Bank Financial from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday kick off the weekend. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Fun continues Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at First Midwest Bank, Jewett Park, Deerfield Square, Deerfield Village Center, Village Hall and Koenig & Strey. Not all events …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Online company will upgrade former Amcore Bank at 677 Lake Cook Road and support the village’s “engine turn-off” policy, but operations won’t generate sales tax for Deerfield.
At the board of trustees meeting Tuesday, Peapod officially got the go-ahead to open a grocery pick-up and drive-thru in the former Amcore Bank building at 677 Lake Cook Rd near Home Depot. A first consideration of Peapod’s request for a zoning text amendment and special use request occurred Aug. 20. The village approved both requests, but asked for a follow-up response to three areas of concern before the final stamp of approval. Those included an explanation as to why the village would not generate sales tax from items picked up at the future Deerfield location, and questions on whether Peapod was willing to make aesthetic improvements to the building and support the “engine turn-off” policy. Bruce Chanen, attorney for Peapod, said the …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Village Board takes next steps while giving individuals the opportunity to choose renewable energy.
Opting for individual choice for sustainable energy rather than a municipal mandate, the Deerfield Village Board took the necessary steps to implement communal purchasing of electricity at Monday’s meeting. The Board approved four measures authorizing the Village to take necessary steps to implement the mandate approved by 74 percent of Deerfield voters in the March 20 primary election to allow a consortium of eight communities to purchase its own electricity. Earlier: Savings on Electric Bill Arrive in June Electric customers—both individuals and small commercial users—will experience savings of approximately $100 per year starting in June when Deerfield joins with Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Skokie, Park Ridge, Northbrook and…
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Projected budget anticipates increase in property tax levy.
A four percent increase in the Village’s portion of the property tax levy is part of the preliminary proposed budget for Deerfield’s next fiscal year starting May 1. Finance Director Robert Fialkowski gave his initial presentation to a Committee of the Whole meeting of the Village Board Monday explaining the Village’s projected revenue from all sources as well as expected expenditures. In December Fialkowski was able to find tax savings for the Village. The Village will collect approximately $52.3 million and plans to spend in the vicinity of $56.4 million, according to Fialkowski. Mayor Harriet Rosenthal and the Village Trustees will review the budget and could make suggestions for changes. Fialkowski expects the current year to end with …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Winners of ‘Our Town, Our Heroes’ program will receive $500 in gift cards, a one-week loan of a new GM vehicle.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, February 6, 2012
The “Our Town, Our Heroes” program, sponsored by General Motors, is looking for people “who inspire others and drive positive change” in Deerfield. In its second year, the contest held throughout Illinois aims to highlight the accomplishments of those who truly make a difference. Potential nominees could include teachers, coaches, veterans, parents, friends or anyone else who goes above and beyond to serve others. Deerfield barber Elias Otero has already been recognized by the Huffington Post as a "Greatest Person of the Day." GM is seeking nominations through November. One finalist will be chosen every month based on the most votes received on the Our Town, Our Heroes website. The winners will receive a one-week car loan of a new GMC, …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Public Works gets the streets ready for Saturday driving.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Steve Sadin
Friday, January 20, 2012
Update (10:40 a.m., Today) As of this morning, all roads have been cleared and traffic is back to normal in Deerfield, according to the Deerfield Police Department. Update (5:30 p.m., Friday) Most Deerfield High School athletic events remain on schedule tonight despite the continuing snowfall, according to coaches and websites around the Central Suburban League. The boys’ basketball team will be playing Maine West at 7:30 p.m. in Des Plaines according to Coach J.J. Pearl while the swimming team is currently competing in a dual meet against Niles North in Skokie. When Patch contacted wrestling Coach Marc Pechter less than two hours ago, he said the Warriors were already weighing in for the Central Suburban League North Division meet at …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Deerfield may soon have new regulations for harnessing energy from the earth, wind and sun.
You may have seen them on your neighbor's roof, in your high school science textbook or driving through the farmlands of Central Illinois. They vary in shape, cost and, most significantly, output. They're alternative energy sources: solar, geothermal and wind. And if, in the coming months, the village of Deerfield adopts its new alternative energy ordinance, they could have more presence in town than ever before. “We've been working on this for quite a while now,” said Kathy LeVeque, associate planner for the village, who's focused on the now 16-page ordinance since 2009, “so it's exciting to see it come to fruition.” For more than three years, Deerfield has partnered with other surrounding municipalities and Lake County officials, who …