Morton Grove residents may get free blood pressure screenings and body fat tests as a way to help the local public access television get new equipment.
A late September health fair at the Civic Center is being planned as a benefit for Morton Grove TV (MGTV). Residents can watch trustee meetings and other MGTV programming on local cable access channel 6 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99.
The Economic Development Commission discussed the proposal Monday night and will consider it on its June agenda. Preliminary plans are to sell tables to local health and wellness vendors at $50 to $60 apiece that they would use to promote their businesses at a free-admission health event.
Doctors and other health practitioners would be invited, along with local and regional spas and health insurance agents.
The hope is to raise part of the $7,500 MGTV says it needs to upgrade its cameras and make it possible to do two-camera shoots.
EDC chairman David Lewis said some people are puzzled as to what events like these have to do with economic development.
They both attract people to the community to spend money at restaurants and gas stations and help raise the profile of Morton Grove, he said.
"We want people to know we're not just that little pass-through town between Skokie and Niles."