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Less than 1/3 of Evanston’s employees live in Evanston

Less than 1/3 of Evanston’s employees live in Evanston It seems like this kind of thing only happens with the good jobs. Only 12 out of its 110 Fire Department personnel live in Evanston. We wonder how much of this job outsourcing goes on in Skokie. How much village business and purchasing is directed...
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Local Waste Agency Head, Where is the Oversight?

Brooke Beal, who is the former director of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) was recently charged with stealing almost $850,000 from the Agency. Skokie is part of this district and Skokie mayor, George Van Dusen, is chairman of its board of directors. It handles waste from 23 member governmental units,...
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Day of reckoning on pensions

Here is something that is interesting. The biggest problem that all state and local governments are facing is the pension bills they have rung up. Most of them institutionalize a run up in salary in the last few years or employment to up the employee’s pension… often to amounts exceeding their real regular salary....
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District 219 Ranks Second in State => IN PER PUPIL EXPENSES!

While far from the richest school district in the state, among 868 other School Districts, District 219, by spending over twice the Illinois Per Pupil average, was still able to attain the 2nd highest per-pupil expenses in Illinois, led only by Lake Forest Community High School District 115. Local high achiever, Evanston Township High School...
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Did We Really Need to Spend $30M on a New Police Station?

Skokie Patch, a local news service, was invited for an exclusive tour of the new Skokie police station. It is approximately 80,000 square feet. The prior Police Station had 21,000 square feet (see footnote 1). Reasons Police Commander Michael Pechter gave Skokie Patch for quadrupling the size of the police station were: Irritation: “the...
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HELP WANTED – to Run Skokie Local news site

HELP WANTED: Part time job running a local Skokie news site (SkokieNotices.com). Seeking a person with an interest in online journalism. WordPress  experience very helpful. Experience with twitter & facebook accounts will also be useful. Job includes attending and taking notes at local village board meetings and engaging in short interviews with local residents...
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