Friday, August 5, 2011
The Artists' League is holding its first all-member show at Indian Trails Library.
The Buffalo Grove Artists' League has transformed Indian Trails Public Library into a gallery of fine art with its inaugural all-members show. Twenty-one artists are showing 39 pieces, ranging from pen-and-ink drawings to decoupage, photography, jewelry, woodwork, sculpture, acrylic and even art fashioned from found objects. Many of the pieces are available for sale; the show runs through Aug. 30. Sharon Borstein, an art league member, member of the village’s Arts Commission and show organizer, said this is the league’s first major show after holding its first meeting in January. She said the show includes work from veteran artists as well as those who are new to producing and showing their work. “It’s a very exciting thing to see,” she …
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Buffalo Grove Artists' League's exhibit will open Tuesday with a public reception at Indian Trails Public Library.
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Buffalo Grove Artists' League will present its first All Members' Show from Aug. 2-30 at Indian Trails Public Library. More than 20 artists working in a variety of media are expected to participate, and many of the pieces will be available for sale. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and refreshments will be available. Both the show and reception are open to the community, and the public is encouraged to attend. The Buffalo Grove Artists' League is a group open to visual artists in all media, at all stages of development. Its goal is to inspire members, educate them and allow them to share their knowledge with one another while facilitating their involvement in …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Buffalo Grove-area organizations see the effects of 90-degree temperatures.
With temperatures projected to remain above 90 degrees this week, Buffalo Grove businesses and organizations are seeing firsthand the effects of the heat wave. “We’re selling a lot more fans and Gatorade, and a lot more ice, too,” Paul Lievhart, manager of the Walgreens at the corner of Buffalo Grove and Lake-Cook roads, said Monday. “Everything that you can drink in aisle eight, such as juice and water, is just going out the door.” Lievhart noted that customers are also purchasing items in bulk, such as 24-packs of bottled water. Binny’s Beverage Depot has also seen a shift in product sales. A customer service manager noted that margaritas, water and mixers are big sellers. Beverages aren't the only consumables in demand. “We’re selling …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Public libraries don’t forget the adults with their programs - and that’s a good thing.
One of my fondest childhood memories is of participating in the summer reading program through the Chicago Public Library. Library card in hand, I’d march into the Sulzer Regional branch and check out a pile of books - Nancy Drew mysteries, perhaps Harriet the Spy or part of the Little House series, and, if I was feeling rebellious, something by Judy Blume - and leave determined to read as much as possible before my next visit. The way the summer reading program worked was simple: For every book I read, I got a chance to roll the dice and advance a token around a board. Every time I completed a lap around the board, I’d head to the prize room and pick out some tchotchke thing, like a ridiculously breakable compass that always pointed “…
Monday, May 23, 2011
Rob and Celeste Sherman, along with three other residents, are suing Indian Trails Public Library in an attempt to void its April 5 referendum.
Buffalo Grove resident Rob Sherman took his campaign to void Indian Trails Public Library’s successful April referendum a step further last week by filing a lawsuit. (See attached document.) Sherman is joined by his wife, Celeste; and Mary Day, Robert Dinnerman and Ronald Mraz. The five residents allege that the library misused taxpayer funds while distributing information the referendum. The lawsuit names the members of the library board as well as Cook County Clerk David Orr and Lake County Clerk Willard Helander. “All five Petitioners strongly support the Library,” Sherman wrote on his website. “It's just that we are all opposed to the government using our tax dollars for political purposes. That's not what we pay taxes for.” A hearing …
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Congressman emphasizes the importance of community service.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Rep. Robert Dold (R-10th) was the keynote speaker April 11 at the Indian Trails Public Library's volunteer recognition luncheon. More than 70 volunteers were recognized for their service during the past year on the Library Board, Friends of the Library, Foundation for the Indian Trails Public Library, Children’s Advocates and for work on specific library programs. Dold commented that through his past volunteer work with the Boy Scouts he learned first-hand the importance of volunteerism. Without their time and effort, the achievements of non-profits would not be possible. He noted that the library’s contribution to this community is great. But without volunteer help, the neighborhood and the country would not be what it is today. Other …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Illinois State Board of Elections determined this week that Rob Sherman's complaints regarding Indian Trails' referendum were justified. Sherman said he will ask a judge to void the election day results.
Complaints filed by Buffalo Grove resident Rob Sherman pertaining to Indian Trails Public Library’s referendum were filed on justifiable grounds, the Illinois State Board of Elections determined Tuesday. However, the board also decided not to pursue further action against the library, leaving the rest of the process in Board of Elections staff members’ hands. Staff will review paperwork pertaining to the complaints to determine whether any further reports are needed. The library would face no more severe penalties than fines for missing paperwork, said Sharon Steward, director of the campaign disclosure division. The ruling came after Sherman filed a six-part complaint alleging that the library misused tax dollars by putting a promotional …
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Indian Trails Public Library's board president said officials and Tom Simiele mutually agreed on last week's separation.
This week’s resignation of Indian Trails Library’s director was a “mutual agreement” between Tom Simiele and the board of trustees, Board President Gene Looft said Saturday. Details about the separation agreement are “obviously confidential,” but Simiele’s departure Wednesday night was not a surprise to the board, Looft said. “We did agree that it would be a parting of the ways,” he said. “We appreciate the things Tom has done and we wish him well.” Since Simiele was hired in September 2009, the library has opened the Prospect Heights Convenience Center, remodeled and updated the children’s department and expanded the library’s Internet presence, according to a press release. Under Simiele’s leadership, the library also passed last week’s …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tom Simiele submitted his resignation one day after the passage of the library's referendum.
Indian Trails Public Library appointed an interim director this week after the sudden resignation of Executive Director Tom Simiele. Simiele, who had held the position since September 2009, submitted his resignation, effective immediately, on Wednesday to the library’s board of trustees, Indian Trails spokesman Earl Sabes said. “I’m as surprised as anybody else,” Sabes said. “It happened really fast.” Simiele’s resignation came one day after the voters approved the library’s referendum. Funds generated by the increased tax levy will be used to make facility improvements. “The referendum was successful and he decided to move on. That’s all I heard,” Sabes said. Last week Buffalo Grove resident Rob Sherman filed a complaint with the Illinois…
Monday, April 4, 2011
Indian Trails is expected to reopen Tuesday.
Sunday night’s storm apparently left its mark at Indian Trails Public Library. Power remains out at the building, which will be closed today (Monday). Events that were scheduled for Monday have been rescheduled for April 11, Earl Sabes, library spokesman, said. The library is expected to reopen Tuesday, he said.