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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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The new Skokie Economic Development Plan: “Money For Nothing & Chicks For Free”*

The New Skokie Economic Development Plan: “Money For Nothing And Chicks For Free”* Skokie village recently paid $1.7 million for property located at Dempster and Skokie. That is the equivalent of 17 firefighters. They have just sold it to Oberweis Dairy for $400,000 plus 5% of sales that exceed $1 million a year for...
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What Freeze on Real Estate Taxes?

“Skokie will hold its first budget hearing next week, introducing a spending plan calling for a freeze on property taxes for the 21st consecutive year.” http://www.pioneerlocal.com/skokie/news/3136434,skokie-budget-040711-s1.article The Village keeps bragging about its freeze on real estate taxes. What freeze on real estate taxes? Has not everyone had their real estate taxes rise every year...
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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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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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