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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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Harry Teinowitz – Get me the Mayor

Sports personality Harry Teinowitz was pulled over in Skokie on 3800 block of Greenwood Avenue, on March 4. Reportedly: 1. He had what reported looked like marijuana residue on his shirt 2. When asked about a marijuana odor, he blamed it on a valet who recently parked the car. 3. The car he was...
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Freedom of Information Request – Names of Gun Owners

“The Illinois State Police on Tuesday defended its policy of keeping the names of Firearm Owner’s Identification card holders private after Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s public access counselor issued a letter Tuesday rejecting the state police’s arguments for keeping the information confidential.” read more: www.chicagobreakingnews.com http://bit.ly/goa0hz
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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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Skokie Police Chief Barry Silverberg retiring in May

Skokie Police Chief Barry Silverberg retiring in May Tribe Local – Skokie http://triblocal.com/skokie/2011/01/17/skokie-police-chief-to-retire/ “Village Manager Albert J. Rigoni on Monday also announced that he will appoint Deputy Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli as Skokie’s new Police Chief after Silverberg retires.” I thought the Mayor does that????
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Skokie Man Busted for Impersonating a Lawyer

An interesting article in Skokie Patch:  “Many of his clients were very surprised that Malik wasn’t a lawyer,” Dart said. “Many people were happy with the results.” “Depending on the case, Malik charged between $500 and $4,500 and only accepted cash, according to officials. Malik handled traffic cases, mortgage foreclosures and other low-level criminal...
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Skokie Police Station Appraised at $2.2M

The old Skokie police station has been appraised at $2.2 million. see: http://www.pioneerlocal.com/skokie/news/2964110,skokie-copshop-121610-s1.article
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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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