Just like the rest of United States, the Village of Glenview is
seeing and feeling the effects of the economic recession in all sectors
of business, consumption, and employment. As a result from this,
Glenview looks for various ways to save and increase revenue and one of
those ways is, tracking foreclosures. Early this year Glenview purchased
an annual subscription for $600 from the Law Bulletin for weekly data
on foreclosures in the community and its service area. This information
instantly saves the staff time by combining all information that would
otherwise be very time consuming to locate.
With assistance from GIS, Glenview has been able to map and perform
analysis to help with tracking potential revenue impact(s) in the TIF
district, vacant properties, check compliance with ordinances, stop
theft and destruction, and to see if squatters could possibly be using
water. As an outcome from this, GIS has saved the Village countless
hours on researching foreclosure information and those potential adverse
affects that come from properties being foreclosed.