News & Newsletters

Plastics Manufacturer Seeks 6B Incentive in Sky Harbor

A Wheeling-based manufacturer of plastic products hopes to expand its operations into Northbrook, with the help of a 6B Cook County property tax incentive. Village Trustees had mostly positive reactions to the application, although concerns were raised about the environmental impact of the company’s products. Read more

Village Attorney Addresses Northbrook Court Sale Rumors

The status of Northbrook Court’s redevelopment has been put into question by recent media reports, which assert that the shopping center will be put up for sale.  In response to an article in Crain’s Chicago Business, the Village Attorney publicly affirmed that Northbrook has no obligation to provide TIF funding or sales tax rebates unless the previously-proposed construction is substantially completed. Read more

Leadership Change Coming to Plan Commission

Marcia FranklinContinuing a year of transition at Village Hall, Northbrook Plan Commission Chair Marcia Franklin will be stepping down from the Commission in May. She announced her intention to retire, after 20 years as a Commissioner, at the April 20 meeting. Read more

See You at the Golf Outing! Friday, June 11 — Glenview Park Golf Club

After a year of meeting exclusively on Zoom, Chamber members will finally have the opportunity to come together in person at the Annual Golf Outing and Dinner.  This special event, scheduled for Friday June 11, will be adapted to allow everyone to have a fun-filled day at the Glenview Park Golf Club in safety and comfort. Read more

Virtual Business Roundtable Inspires Ideas, Builds Connections

The challenges of the past year have generated some positive innovations. Case in point: the Chamber’s Virtual Business Roundtable, a casual Monday-afternoon forum for discussion, problem-solving, and networking. All members are invited to participate in these one-hour sessions that provide productive business tips, with special emphasis on strategies that work in the virtual marketplace. Read more

Northbrook Names New Police Chief

Village Manager Rich Nahrstadt has announced the hiring of Christopher Kennedy as the Village’s new Chief of Police. According to a Village press release, Kennedy has 29 years of experience in law enforcement with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and is currently serving as Deputy Chief/Executive Officer overseeing Counter Terrorism and Special Operations. Kennedy began his CPD career as a police officer and proceeded through the ranks to positions including over 12 years of command-level leadership and strategic planning. He has been recognized with over 90 awards and commendations for search and rescue, lifesaving, skill, and fitness. Read more

Balanced Village Budget Points to Encouraging Forecast for FY 2021

After a year of great uncertainty, Northbrook’s local economy appears to have weathered the storm. Sales tax receipts have slightly exceeded the Village’s adjusted budget for FY 2020/21, and the Board of Trustees is expected to vote on a proposed balanced budget for FY 2021/22 on April 13. Read more

Spring Brings Outdoor Dining Back to Restaurants

Village Streamlines Process for Temporary Permits

Local restaurants can look forward to increased business in the coming weeks, as warmer weather leads to outdoor seating opportunities. The Village of Northbrook has pledged to work with restaurants on creative outdoor options, including seating in tents, parking lots, and other unconventional spaces. Read more

Join the Summer Golf League

After a year’s hiatus, the Chamber Golf League returns in May for a season of friendly competition and socializing. Due to continuing renovations at the former Sportsman’s (now Heritage Oaks) Country Club, the league will meet this summer at the Glenview Park Golf Club. Read more

Sponsorships Available for June 11 Golf Outing

There may be snow on the ground, but the Chamber is thinking about summer — especially the return of our Annual Golf Outing!  Now’s the time to reserve your spot as a sponsor for this popular fundraising event, scheduled for June 11 at the Glenview Park Golf Club. Read more

2021 Newsletters

2020 Newsletters