City Officials Indicted for Paying Selves Exorbitant Salaries… Almost Like they were School Superintendents

A story about corruption in the small California city of Bell won a Pulitzer Prize for The Los Angeles Times for “its exposure of corruption in the small California city of Bell where officials tapped the treasury to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, resulting in arrests and reforms” The officials included an Assistant City Manager...
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Skokie Voice Community Forum on housing in Skokie

Skokie Voice Community Forum on housing in Skokie. Issues include: * Enforcement of Village ordinances re: property upkeep and occupancy limits * The 2009 Nuisance and Intervention Prevention ordinance * Foreclosed properties in Skokie * Affordable housing * Section 8 housing Take a few minutes to complete the housing survey by clicking the link...
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16 year old Skokie Girl on the Lam from Arranged Marriage?

According to the Skokie Police Department, Zaineb’s father had gone to Pakistan to arrange a marriage for his daughter. The Skokie Police have expressed concern that the girl’s family might view her disappearance as a disgrace, and that she might possibly be at risk of an “honor crime.” This story has reached accross the...
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Collapsing Water Systems in Wilmette, Skokie & Northern Suburbs

Collapsing Water Systems in the Wilmette, Skokie & Northern Suburbs Skokie’s water system was built about 100 years ago. The parts have a design life of 100 years. It is falling apart and the village doesn’t have any backup plans to replace it. And it is going to cost a lot. It has a...
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Schools that prohibit children from bringing their own lunch?

Some schools prohibit children from bringing their own lunches…. unless they have a medical excuse. They are required to eat the cafeteria food. Here are some articles about some schools that follow that policy and why it is so wrong. The real problem: “Any school that bans homemade lunches also puts more money in...
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Controversy over Affordable Housing in Winnetka

Winnetka is considering a plan to introduce affordable housing into the village. A group of residents called the Winnetka Home Owners Association (they call themselves “WHOA”) are organizing to counter considerations of the proposal. A sampling of e-mails for and against affordable housing in Winnetka Winnetka Residents Spar Over Affordable Housing Arguments, Pro and...
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SkokieVoice community environmental expo

SkokieVoice community environmental expo – April 10 at Niles North HS 10am The Environment Committee of Skokie Voice would like you to join us at Skokie’s Spring Greening, the first community-wide environmental expo, on Sunday, April 10 at Niles North High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature a trade...
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