Contact information for U.S. Senators and Congressman representing Glenview.
State senators and representatives for Glenview House and Senate districts.
Contact information for county and township elected officials
Biographical and contact information for the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees
Glenview was first settled in the 1830s and incorporated in 1899.
What was Glenview like before it became Glenview?
Dedicated in 1917, the Bear has come to symbolize Glenview's tradition of community giving, caring and service.
Glenview is proud of its military past and the Naval base located here for 58 years.
Glenview preserves and promotes its many natural spaces and places.
Information about the pest that has endangered ash trees in Glenview and the Midwest.
Be recognized for increasing or improving environmentally sustainable practices
Virtually explore green development projects, heritage trees and natural resources.
Large, beautiful or historic trees are recognized and celebrated in Glenview.
Help the Village get invasive plant species under control.
Improve the habitat for monarchs that migrate through Glenview
Improving natural habitat and raising awareness of natural areas in Glenview.
Home About Glenview Rain Garden & Rain Barrel Programs
Reduce your water bill, divert the water coming out of your downspout and have a free supply of "soft water" (containing no chlorine, lime or calcium) with a rain barrel. Rain barrels attach to downspouts on your house or garage and collect run-off rain water. This water can then be dispensed through a hose - attached to the bottom of the barrel - to water plants, wash the car or a bike, clean muddy shoes, or wipe down windows.
Along with rain gardens, proper grading of your property, maintenance of gutters and swales and extension of downspouts away from your foundation, rain barrels can be a part of your own personal "stormwater master plan" and can help prevent flooding of your own property and your neighborhood.
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) offers rain barrels for sale. Residents can get a 55-gallon capacity frost-proof, durable plastic resin rain barrel directly from MWRD for $47. MWRD will deliver rain barrels directly to the resident's property, along with the necessary connection hardware; delivery can take several weeks. Installation is the responsibility of the resident.
Any Village resident who proposes a rain garden with a drainage benefit and a strong native planting plan can be eligible for a Village grant of 50 percent of the project costs up to $1,000.
If funding within this program becomes limited due to strong resident interest, then the Village will weigh projects on the following three criteria:
The rain gardens should be proposed on Village resident's private property out of the public right-of-way. (The pilot program was originally proposed in 2007.)