Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What's Up with the Outages?

State Rep Daniel Biss Hosting Town Hall with ComEd August 1 

Updated August 1, 2011.

Can we expect more power outages this summer? This winter? What is Commonweath Edison doing to fortify the grid?

State Representative Daniel Biss is hosting a town hall meeting to discuss the power outages at the Glenview Police Station 7 p.m., Monday, August 1.  Area resident are invited to come speak with municipal leaders and ComEd representatives.

“We have seen several destructive storms in the past few weeks and many people have lost their power two, three or even four times for days on end. People are frustrated and nervous about losing power again, especially as we experience high temperatures," said Biss.

"I hope that people can attend the meeting to let us know how they’ve been affected and hear from ComEd representatives about ComEd’s plans to improve their ability to respond to these outages.”

In Springfield, Daniel Biss represents Illinois state's 17th District which includes parts of Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka and all of Golf and Northfield.

18th District residents might like to know that Robyn Gabel is expected at the town hall.
Also expected is District 57's Elaine Nekritz, Glenview's Kerry Cummings, Northbrook's Sandy Frum and Northfield's Fred Gougler.

The Glenview Police Station is at 2500 E Lake Ave. in Glenview.

Representative Biss can be contact with any questions at 847-568-1250 or repbiss@gmail.com.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Volunteers needed for Niles Township Food Pantry food drive on July 16

This in from Cathy Struzynski...

The July food drive is set for July 16, 2011 at the Dominicks in Morton Grove, located on Dempster, at the southeast corner of Dempster and Waukegan. Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. and we would like four volunteers for each shift. Please let me know your availability for one or more of the shifts and indicate your first, second and third choice for each possible shift. Once I receive responses, I will confirm your scheduled time. The shifts are:

9:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 2:00
2:00 – 3:30
3:30 – 4:30

The last shift includes assisting in unloading the food at the Food Pantry.

Significantly more people are using the Food Pantry and our contributions are invaluable. Cynthia Carranza, the Food Pantry Director, is very grateful for our efforts and the food we collect is distributed in just a few days. Volunteering for at least one shift is an easy way to help our less fortunate neighbors. Please respond with your availability, indicating the number of shifts you can cover and your first, second and third choice for each shift.

Thanks for your help and I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a happy Fourth of July weekend.