News & Newsletters

Experts Predict Strong Holiday Shopping Season

The forecasts are in and optimism abounds for the upcoming holiday season. Numerous experts, including the National Retail Federation expect 2018 retail sales to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent over 2017. Read more

Trustees Unanimously Opposed to Sky Harbor Zoning Change

Village Trustees voted unanimously last month against a request to rezone a property in Sky Harbor business park to allow for a sports and recreation club, expressing admiration for the business and a desire for it to move to Northbrook, but objecting to the proposed location. Read more

Holiday Happenings and Events

Many stores will have extended holiday hours; there will be festive decorations, and the sounds of the season will fill the air this upcoming holiday season. Read more

Village Trustees Vote to Require Paid Sick Leave

Village Trustees took action last month that will result in all Northbrook businesses needing to comply with the Cook County Paid Sick Leave ordinance, starting in January 1, 2019. By a vote of 6 -1, the Board voted to reverse its earlier position taken last year exempting employers from the ordinance. Trustee A.C. Buehler cast the single vote against the action. Read more

Northbrook Court Owners Propose Massive Changes

Sweeping changes are in store for Northbrook Court according to preliminary plans recently unveiled by mall owner Brookfield Properties. Working in partnership with Ryan Companies, Brookfield proposes demolishing the current Macy’s at the west end of the mall to pave the way for the construction of an apartment building, a high-end grocery store, open air plaza, and “great lawn” as an entry connection to the indoor shopping center. Read more

Chamber Revs Up Holiday Shopping Campaign

November kicks off the holiday season, and the Chamber is busy with a number of projects to promote Northbrook as an outstanding shopping and dining destination. Northbrook’s retail businesses and restaurants are given the spotlight in print, cable TV, and social media campaigns produced through a partnership between the Chamber and the Village.
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