“What’s happened here (in The Glen) is unbelievable”,  actor Joe Mantegna

In the relatively early days of The Glen (2002), a very cool movie was filmed here, Uncle Nino, starring Chicago native Joe Mantegna and Golden Globe winner Anne Archer. The location scout told the Chicago Tribune, “The producer wanted a setting that looked like the perfect all-American dream neighborhood.”  They found it in the Southgate […] Read more »

Bangers & mash in The Glen

The Glen, in Glenview, got a new restaurant yesterday, one with the intriguing name of Elephant & Castle.  While the name means nothing in a literal sense, it evokes images of British pubs with similarly odd and interesting names.  And, yes, that’s the point.  Elephant & Castle is a Brit pub-themed eatery and watering hole […] Read more »

Glenview’s Wagner Farm hosts Farmers Markets Through October

Wagner Farm’s Farmers Market in Glenview Illinois is a special treat for residents of The Glen.  Not only can we purchase wonderful, fresh food, but it provides us with an opportunity to mingle with neighbors and catch up on our families and activities. It’s just a short drive from The Glen to Wagner Farm.  It is one of the few […] Read more »

The Book Market in The Glen. Books. Gifts. (And…a Puppet Theater?)

Ask anyone in The Glen (in Glenview Illinois) about our local book store, and you’ll hear rave reviews.  “The Book Market at Hangar One” in Glen Town Center features new releases, bestsellers, bargain books, educational toys, gifts, soft seating, free family events, a kid’s corner, and a place to study or read.  So, not only […] Read more »

Regency at The Glen…beautiful!

The Glen is a luxury residential and retail development in Chicago’s North Shore community of Glenview.  There are nine distinct private neighborhoods in The Glen.  Today, I want to tell you about Regency at the Glen.  This beautiful neighborhood is composed of 104 luxury townhomes, 38 ranch villas, and 2 single family homes. Four dramatic […] Read more »

Curious about Tower Crossing in The Glen?

“Admit it.  You’re curious.”  So said the sign draped over the Optima condo complex in Skokie.  The building looks like it’s all glass, and indeed whenever I drove on I-94, I was curious. The same goes for a terrific neighborhood in The Glen (in Glenview, Illinois, called Tower Crossing.  The development is adjacent to Glen […] Read more »

Tap, Tap, Tap – Kids in The Glen

At first, I heard what sounded like tapping.  I was walking from my Glen home in the Tower Crossing neighborhood near Glen Town Center to Your Pie, the neighborhood pizza joint.  As I got a little closer to Glen Town Center the tapping sounded more like knocking.  I looked to the right, and by now […] Read more »

Cool stuff happening in The Glen

Living in The Glen (in Glenview Illinois) means having a lovely home, wonderful restaurants within walking distance, great shopping, Arclight Cinema and fun activities.  As I’ve said so often about The Glen…it’s about the lifestyle.  Glen Town Center is the hub of Glen living.  It’s a shopping, dining and entertainment mecca.  Today I want to […] Read more »

Gallery Park makes living in The Glen even better

The Jewel of the Nile is a movie with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.  It’s also an album by Nice & Smooth.  The Jewel of the Seas is a cruise ship.  Well, The Glen, a residential and retail development in Glenview Illinois, is not the Nile or a movie or a song or a ship…but […] Read more »

The 4th of July in The Glen

The marching bands.  The floats.  Candy thrown to children.  It was the 4th of July in my town, Glenview Illinois. What a wonderful 4th of July in Glenview again this year, and the parade drew a huge crowd as always.  People from throughout our village – many from The Glen – came out to celebrate […] Read more »