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Character Counts!
Character Counts logoGlendale Heights is a CHARACTER COUNTS! community. The Glendale Heights' CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition is looking for individuals that demonstrate outstanding character in one or more of the six pillars of character within our community.

Six Pillars of Character
The six pillars of character are:

Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be Loyal - stand by your family, friends, and country

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act - consider the consequences * Be accountable for your choices

Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly

Be Kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need

Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment

Character Counts! Coalition
The Glendale Heights' CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition members are:
  • Village of Glendale Heights
  • Adventist GlenOaks Hospital & Therapeutic Day School
  • Glenside Fire Protection District
  • Glenside Public Library
  • Marquardt School District #15
  • Queen Bee School District #16
  • Glenbard Township High School #87
  • Sunrise Chevrolet
  • Valli Produce
  • Parkway Bank
For further information regarding CHARACTER COUNTS! or to become involved in the Glendale Heights' CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition, contact any coalition member or Tanya Macko, Community Outreach Specialist for the Police Department, at 630.909.5459.

For more information on the national CHARACTER COUNTS! program, you may visit their website at