Friday, September 7, 2012
Plan projects more in property taxes because of early tax bills
The Maine Township High School District 207 school board on Sept. 4 approved a $138.2 million budget for the 2012-2013 school year, up about $400,000 from the tentative budget approved in July. The budget includes projected revenues of $142.3 million, up about $1.6 million from the tentative budget. The budget passed 5-1, with board member Edward Mueller voting against it. “I think it’s a mistake to raise taxes,” Mueller said, reiterating his objection to the tentative budget, which he also voted against. Earlier: District 207 approves tentative budget The tentative budget projects a 3.8 percent increase, or $3.5 million more than last year, in property taxes, according to Mary Kalou, the assistant superintendent for business, but much of …
Monday, July 23, 2012
In its proposed budget, taxpayers will pay more, though it also benefits from casino revenue. It also will spend less, due to two programs being cut. District residents can voice their opinions.
The Maine Township High School District 207 school board this month approved a $137.8 million tentative spending plan budget for the 2012-2013 school year. That woud be a $2.7 million drop from last year. The budget includes projected revenues of $140.7 million, meaning that if all goes according to plan, there will be a $2.9 million surplus. District residents can view the budget and comment on it at a public hearing before a final vote at the district’s Sept. 4 board meeting. Board member Edward Mueller voted against it. The tentative budget projects a 2.8 percent increase in property taxes, according to Mary Kalou, the assistant superintendent for business. That increase is based on three factors: Earlier: District 207, teachers agree…
Friday, June 15, 2012
Village Manager Todd Hileman's annual salary is ranked second highest in the state, according to conservative organization For The Good of Illinois. Hileman banks more than Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, the study said.
With an annual salary of $245,653 in 2011, Glenview Village Manager Todd Hileman is the No. 2 highest paid village manager in the state of Illinois, according to a new study by For The Good of Illinois, a conservative leaning public interest group. Additionally, Hileman was one of seven Village Managers who made more money than Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the study said. Stay tuned to the latest Glenview news: Like us on Facebook! Other burbs with managers who also banked more than Emanuel last year include: Northbrook, Highland Park, Skokie, Schaumburg, Grayslake and Gurnee. The study, which lists the 13 highest paid village managers in Illinois, also said Hileman’s salary has seen rapid rise in the last six years, increasing 34 percent …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The construction is scheduled for this summer.
Two Glenview School District 34 buildings are in for improvements this summer, Journal-Topics reports. The construction cost is estimated around $383,000 and will start sometime after June 11, the article explained. Improvements including the replacement of an emergency generator at the district’s administration building and the addition of new boilers at Springman Middle School are all aimed at “life safety,” according to Bob Lanzerotti, director of facilities and planning for Dist. 34. This construction comes in the midst of budget woes for District 34. At a recent board meeting, the Citizens Finance Advisory Committee estimated the district will need $4 million to cover its current deficit and reach a balanced budget by 2016. To learn…
Monday, October 31, 2011
A trio of elected officials spoke on jobs, healthcare and the struggling economy during a forum in Skokie on Friday.
The debate over spending, taxes and how to get the sluggish economy pumping again may be taking place in the nation’s capital, but it was also the basis of a local conversation in Skokie on Friday. U.S Senator Richard Durbin and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky were among the panelists at a legislative forum hosted by the Skokie Chamber of Commerce. Both talked about the need to make changes in the U.S. tax code if the country was going to see a balanced budget once more as well as getting the unemployment rate down. Durbin laid out some specifics at the Evanston Golf Club talking about the work of the 12 member super committee composed of members of both chambers that was created as part of the deal to hike the debt ceiling after a prolonged …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The school district's total budget will rise by 4 percent this year.
Avoca School District 37's spending will exceed its educational fund by $152,000 this year, The Wilmette Life reports. Surplus funds will cover roughly 64 percent of the gap, bringing the deficit to $56,000. The overspending is the result of "a social studies curriculum purchase that was carried over from last year." Meanwhile the overall budget will rise by 4 percent, "as a result of pay raises written into a new teachers’ contract with the Avoca Education Association," according to the paper. (Earlier: Avoca District 37 Passes Tax Hike With Little Public Comment.) District 37 will host a public hearing regarding the budget on Sept. 22 at 6:15 p.m. at the Community Room at Marie Murphy School in Wilmette. Check out the full story from …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
School board accepts 2011-12 plan that calls for a nearly 5 percent hike in spending.
Budgeting for the 2011-12 fiscal year, District 225 administrators are already bracing for a big drop in state funding. In the $97 million tentative budget adopted Monday night, the district has decreased its reliance on state funds and increased its reliance on local funds, according to a press release. Just 5 percent of funding this fiscal year will come from the state and federal government—as compared to the average Illinois school district, which receives roughly 38 percent of its funding from the state and 9 percent from federal sources. “Our district remains fiscally solvent by maintaining a conservative budget approach and through our continued commitment to cost reduction strategies,” Assistant Superintendent for Business Hillarie…
Monday, April 4, 2011
Along with incumbents Scott Britton and Philip White, Michael Jenny is one of three candidates running unopposed on the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees,
Monday, April 4, 2011
In the uncontested race for the Village of Glenview Board of Trustees, newcomer and Citizens United for Glenview candidate Michael Jenny will be joining the board. Jenny and incumbents Scott Britton and Philip White, also Citizens United for Glenview candidates, will fill the three seats up for election on the board. Glenview Patch asked Jenny his stance on some of the issues facing the village. 1) How would you assess the state of the village’s budget? As a newcomer to the village board my top priority is to help ensure the long-term viability of the village, in order that my children can grow up with the same opportunities we are currently afforded in Glenview. Along those lines I am looking forward to learning more about this issue in …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Kuhn is running for the Glenview Park District Board of Commissioners; the contested race has four candidates vying for two seats.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Glenview Patch submitted a list of questions to all of the Glenview Park District Board of Commissioners candidates to allow each contender to have their say on the issues. Some answers may have been edited for clarity and length. Charles Kuhn will be competing against Phil Collins, Daniel Peterson and David May for a seat on the board in the April 5 election. Read Kuhn's responses below. 1) How would you assess the state of the park district’s budget? I believe the Park District's budget is both healthy and balanced with revenues and expenses tracking well within expectations. The budget reflects a careful and proactive approach to ensuring the District spends within its means without cutting services or compromising safety. 2) If …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Chuck Gitles is running for a seat on the Northbrook/Glenview District 30 Board of Education.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Glenview Patch submitted a list of questions to each Northbrook/Glenview District 30 Board of Education candidate to let each contender have their say on the issues. Some answers may have been edited for clarity and length. Chuck Gitles is running against James Bream, Yasmeen Bilimoria, Scott Margolin and John Smith for a seat on the school board. Read Gitles' responses below. 1) How would you assess the state of District 30's budget? District 30 is in strong financial shape. The fund reserve balances are up to 50% of annual operating needs. This allows the district to operate even if tax funds are delayed due to issues at the state and/or county level. The budgets remain in balance and have shown balanced or in surplus since my …