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News Briefs: Glencoe Public Safety adds hybrid car to fleet; Green Bay Trail Day returns Saturday; Jewish business program opens for high-schoolers

To introduce sustainable options in Glencoe’s Public Safety operations, the Village’s newest squad car is a hybrid.

The 2021 Ford Police Interceptor Utility’s hybrid powertrain can offer significant fuel savings compared to that of traditional police vehicles, as the lithium-ion hybrid battery allows the gasoline engine to shut off – running only intermittently to charge the battery, according to Village eNews.

By adding this hybrid vehicle to the police patrol fleet, Public Safety and Public Works staff will be able to evaluate this technology for future front-line vehicle replacements.

Green Bay Trail Day showcases restored area and offerings

The Friends of the Green Bay Trail will welcome the public to celebrate the trail from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 31.

There will be free food, activities, music and prizes. There will also be an opportunity to enter the Charles Schwab Sweepstakes: a picnic set valued at $200, a press release says.

Green Bay Trail Day will showcase the trail’s restoration, extensive recreational opportunities, its butterfly hatchery, and trail history with activities located along the trail between Shelton Park and Scott Avenue in Glencoe.

Students of Wilmette’s CTeenU upon completion of the winter 2021 course. | Photo Submitted

Business school opens registration for Jewish high-schoolers

A unique opportunity is coming to Jewish high school students in Wilmette this fall: the chance to earn three college credits while exploring big questions , according to a press release from Chabad Wilmette.

CTeenU’s newest course invites high school students to take a deep dive into an exploration of money, stress and success, while earning private college credits.

Titled “Jewish Business School,” the curriculum is designed to encourage teens to ask questions and apply Jewish thought to their everyday activities, the release says. No previous Judaic knowledge is required.

The course is available to 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders. Classes will be held on Wednesdays for 21 weeks, starting this September.

The course is the product of CTeenU — a collaboration between Yeshiva University and CTeen International.

According to the press release, Yeshiva University is the world’s premier Jewish institution for higher education, home to a network of undergraduate and graduate programs. CTeen is the world’s fastest-growing network of Jewish teens, with more than 600 chapters in 37 countries on six continents.

To register or for more information, email or visit

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