Glenview Community Safety Issue and Public Forum

On March 12, at 7:00 pm, at Glenbrook South High School, a public forum is being held to hear community concerns about a railroad infrasture and expansion project impacting Glenview. A note from our Pastor, Fr. Boland:

I am very concerned about a proposal to park freight trains in Glenview to expand the number of passenger trains between Chicago and Milwaukee. This plan would install a switching station at Dewes Street and includes a two-mile holding track for freight trains to stand for up to eight hours. There would be tankers and potential hazardous materials sitting right here in a densely populated community. I have safety concerns because of the proximity of these freight trains to our school, Glenbrook South and several other schools as well as the many neighborhoods that would be affected if something happened. Our parishioner, Chuck Balling, has been involved in encouraging residents to express their concerns. There is a public forum on this issue coming up March 12 at 7:00 pm at Glenbrook South High School auditorium. It’s a great opportunity to express your concerns.

Fr. Jerry Boland