Dear Help Squad, The Village of Skokie did construction on our street this summer. On July 10, they accidentally hit a gas pipe. Nicor was called; they came out and told us a tree had to be removed to fix the pipe.
Sept. 29 11 a.m. |
Wilmette’s 2015 budget won’t be officially introduced until Oct. 14, and village trustees will have more financial sessions on it after that, but village staff already have some policy nods from the board as a result of their Sept. 22 workshop session.
Sept. 26 12:45 p.m. |
As he began his Sept. 23 presentation of the case for a .75 percent hike in Wilmette’s home rule sales tax, Village Manager Tim Frenzer pointed to a power point slide projected above him, its graph showing what he said was $15 million in recession-caused revenue losses over the past seven years.
Sept. 26 12:39 p.m. |
Kenilwortth’s elected officials have reviewed the preliminary draft of a consultant’s cost analysis report, and have all but officially decided to decommission the village’s historic water plant in favor of buying water from Wilmette.
Sept. 26 9:48 a.m. |
“I can’t go to school anymore,” my eighth-grader said — multiple times — last year. Then, in February, she grew frighteningly quiet as she waged a silent war that few at her school recognized or discussed.
Sept. 26 8:30 a.m. |
Wilmette trustees know where they’re going to put the $1.5 million in new revenue that they’ll get annually from a 1 percent home rule sales tax: catching up on delayed capital improvements like eroded alleys and streets, and replacing equipment like old ambulances and squad cars.
Sept. 25 11:27 a.m. |
Loyola coach Mark Chang said the Ramblers wouldn’t be where they are this season without Stadler, a 5-foot-6 junior libero.
Sept. 25 10:02 a.m. |
The first legislative step in turning over 611 Green Bay Road to Itasca-based M&R Development is on the books, now that Wilmette village trustees have approved the contract between M&R and Wilmette.
Sept. 25 9:29 a.m. |
For 50 years, Jim Peterik has been a staple of the Chicago-area music scene. He first hit it big with the Berwyn-based band the Ides of March and their brassy single “Vehicle,” before co-founding Survivor, best known for its anthemic “Eye of the Tiger."
Sept. 25 6 a.m. |
Robert K. Elder
Officials at New Trier High School recently sent letters to parents following two reported cases of pertussis among students.
Sept. 24 11:42 a.m. |