Your estate plan may be the most meaningful set of legal documents you create over the course of your lifetime. Given the importance of your estate plan, choosing the right estate planning attorney to assist you should be done with care and consideration, The estate planning attorneys at Hedeker Law, Ltd. are committed to helping their friends and neighbors in the Glenview, Illinois community with all their estate planning needs. We would be honored to help you create an estate plan than protects you, your assets, and your loved ones.
The History of Glenview, Illinois
Like much of the surrounding area, the area on which the City of Glenview now occupies was once inhabited by the mound building Winnebago Indians. Other tribes also shared the area, notably the Potawatomi who settled in the area now known as Northfield Township. After the arrival of the Europeans to the “New World,” a succession of treaties, culminating in the Treaty of Chicago in 1833, caused the Native Americans to lose their land. In the years that followed, European settlers flooded the area. Early settlers were permitted to select 160 acres of land in the area now known and Niles and Maine Townships near the site of the present Glen View Club.
Over the next 50 years, the area continued to attract settlers. By the 1890s, it became apparent there was need for more services than the informal township organizations could provide. Residents of the area began advocating for a structured local government to respond to the growing needs of the community. A referendum to incorporate as a village was held in 1898. The initial effort was defeated; however, on June 17, 1899, a second attempt was made and, by a vote of 59 to 51, the decision was made to form a village from Section 34 and most of Section 35 of Northfield Township. At the time of incorporation, the village had an estimated 361 residents. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, Glenview remained predominantly farmland; however, after World War II, developers began to give the village a more suburban appearance.
Glenview, Illinois Today
Located north of downtown Chicago, Illinois, the Village of Glenview is part of the affluent North Shore. Covering approximately 14 square miles, Glenview had a population of just over 44,000 residents at the time of the 2010 Census.
The magazine Business Insider has recognized Glenview’s schools for their exceptional public education on several occasions. In 2014, Business Insider ranked Glenview’s Glenbrook South High School as the 19th best public high school in the United States. In 2015, Glenbrook School District 225 was also ranked 2nd in the state only behind its neighbor New Trier Township, and 10th in the nation by Business Insider.
Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the numerous outdoor activities in Glenview, such as two outdoor pools (Flick Park and Roosevelt Park), the Glenview Ice Center, and two golf courses (Glenview National 9 Golf Club and Glenview Park Golf Club) as well as the Glenview Tennis Club, Wagner Farm, and the Grove National Historic Landmark. In addition, Glenview residents can enjoy the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie & Evelyn Pease Tyner Interpretive Center, the Park Center, and outdoor skating and sledding during the winter months.
Hedeker Law Ltd. in the Glenview, Illinois Community
At the law firm of Hedeker Law ltd., we have devoted our practice to helping people just like you to create an estate plan that reflects their unique estate planning goals and objectives. Our goal is to ensure that our friends and neighbors in the Glenview, Illinois community have an estate plan in place that helps manage and grow their assets, protect them and their loved ones, and provide for the people they care about after they are gone. We would be honored to help you with your estate planning needs.
Estate planning is an ongoing process that never truly reaches a conclusion because as your life changes, so should your estate plan. Consequently, we work hard to create and nurture lifelong relationships with our estate planning clients. As a young, single, adult who is just beginning to build an estate, your estate planning concerns may be limited to a Last Will and Testament and incapacity planning. When you have a spouse and/or minor children to protect and provide for, you may wish to incorporate additional estate planning components such as incapacity planning, a trust to protect your children’s inheritance, and probate avoidance strategies to ensure the assets you leave behind are immediately available to your loved ones. With the growth of your estate assets, you may need to consider asset protection techniques and begin merging your retirement plans with your estate plans to ensure that the two plans work in harmony with each other. Finally, as you near retirement age, Medicaid planning and funeral planning will likely be included in your comprehensive estate plan. The attorneys and staff at Hedeker Law Ltd. are proud to serve the Glenview, Illinois community and hope to have the opportunity to help you create an estate plan that protects you, your assets, and your loved ones over the course of your lifetime and beyond.
If you have additional questions or concerns regarding estate planning, or you are ready to get started on your plan, contact the Illinois estate planning attorneys at Hedeker Law, Ltd. by calling (847) 913-5415 to schedule a consultation.