Trib Local Pulls Article on Skokie School Hoarding of Funds

Below is a google search listing indicating an article on excessing fund balances held by Skokie Schools. Skokie school districts top state list of fund balance ratings While several Skokie school districts appear toward the top in the state board’s list of fund balance ratios, Evanston’s two school districts fall much more The problem...
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Caterpillar Threatens to Leave Illinois for Mammon

Caterpillar threatens to move from Illinois. Republican Governors from South Dakota, Nebraska and Texas are playing a no-win game of bribing for business. A race to the bottom. One they know we can’t afford to lose. They know they won’t win. What they know they are doing is harming Illinois and threatening a Democratic...
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Free Tax Preparation & Wills at Center of Concern

The Center of Concern is a local no-for-profit agency that provides free: Income Tax Preparation Wills and durable powers of attorney for health care and property Medicare Counseling Legal Counseling Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Grief and Loss Support Office Hours are: 9:00 to 4:30 Monday through Thursday; 9:00 to 12:00 noon on Friday. Contact info:...
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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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Urban farm coming to Skokie

An educational urban farm, of 2 to 2.5 acres, is coming to Skokie. It is being built in cooperation with the Skokie Park District. It appears it will be sited on property owned by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District near the the Park District’s Tot Learning Center at 3701 Howard St. Evanston-based Talking Farm advocates...
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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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