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Illinois High-Speed Rail Construction Started – Next Through Skokie?

“The next phase of construction on a high-speed rail route between Chicago and St. Louis will begin next month” The other leg of the high speed rail goes from Chicago to Milwaukee. That means it will be going through someone’s back yard in either Skokie or Evanston. I guessing Skokie, because the lake shore...
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Purple Hotel on Touhy Headed for Demolition

The famous Purple Hotel, located in a TIF area on Touhy,  is headed for demolition. The owner has been seeking $25.8 million for the property which has been for sale for some time. If it is not brought into compliance with local building codes it will become subject to demolition pursuant to the  Illinois...
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BGA Citizen Watchdog Training

BGA Citizen Watchdog Training Two Free Sessions: Wednesday, Feb. 23 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 2 – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. WHERE: Joliet Junior College 1215 Houbolt Road, Room 2002 Joliet, Ill. 60431 The BGA’s Volunteer Citizen Watchdog Training is a free program that empowers citizens to examine government and...
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Redevelopment Plans for Downtown Skokie, Not Welcomed

“Is the Village of Skokie seriously still planning on making Oakton Street one lane in each direction in hopes of bringing people to downtown Skokie shops/restaurants? One lane in each direction on a main artery can only cause bottle necks in traffic, particularly during rush hour. I object, do you?” Ellen Ryan December 12,...
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HELP WANTED – to Run Skokie Local news site

HELP WANTED: Part time job running a local Skokie news site ( 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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