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West Nile Disease, Park Board & Storm Water Management

Skokie is a national hot spot for West Nile disease. The West Nile virus is spread by mosquitoes that bread in still water. In recent years a common way to skirt real estate development limitations imposed by limits on local storm water management capacity is to create structures that naturally hold small bits of...
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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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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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Recent Elimination of Street Crack Repair in Skokie

December 27, 2010 As a cost saving measure, the Skokie Village Trustees recently approved the elimination of the village’s street crack-filling maintenance program. At some point, don’t they have to be fixed? This is a place where some of the $30M spent on the new police building could have been better allocated.
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$48M of Skokie Tax Levies Approved

December 27, 2010 The Village Trustees, at their most recent board meeting, approved a $36 million property tax levy, as well as a $12.4 million levy for the Skokie Public Library, a 2 percent increase from last year.
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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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