Monday, March 25, 2013
New Trier Township Government Supervisor Pat Cantor responds to Patch's Poll on whether township government should be eliminated.
Monday, March 25
In response to the poll being conducted by Patch on whether township governments should be eliminated, I’d like to provide readers a thorough understanding of the service New Trier Township delivers to this community so they have both sides of the story before voting. Critics claim that because Illinois Township government was founded 150 years ago for the purpose of acting as a buffer between rural, unincorporated areas and often-distant county seats and even more distant state and federal agencies that Townships are no longer necessary since that situation no longer exists. However, that argument totally ignores the way Township governments have evolved to become entities who fill the gap where state and local governments cannot …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The pantry expects to serve 1,000 more people this year.
Although New Trier Township is often ranked among the wealthiest areas in the U.S., the township’s food pantry expects to see an increase in demand this year. “By end of this fiscal year, we will probably serve 1,000 more people than we did a year ago,” said Debbie Van Solkema, communication director for New Trier Township. The food pantry expects to serve more than 4,500 people in the fiscal year 2013, which will end in February 2013. In the fiscal year 2012, the food pantry served 3,655 people, according to township data. Donations Needed Year-Round At New Trier Township Food Pantry, 739 Elm St., Winnetka, there are usually enough donations to meet needs over the holiday season. It’s the rest of the year that staff are more concerned …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Check out our list of volunteer opportunities for the north suburbs of Chicago.
This holiday season marks the end of an eventful, or some might say tumultuous, year. A global debt crisis, natural disasters and political stalemates all have sparked civic engagement in new ways. So in the spirit of engagement, why not consider a volunteer opportunity this year? Check out a couple options for donating your time, money, clothing or food to a cause. 1. 2nd Annual Winnetka Turkey Trot 5k, Winnetka Forest Preserve: Bring canned goods, donate a jacket or run in the Thanksgiving race on Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. for the Wings Organization, which supports abused and homeless women and children. Entry ticket is $25. 2. Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook Holiday Gift Program: Sponsor a child or a whole family with your donation to …
Friday, April 22, 2011
Citizens learn about the appeal process from Commissioner Patlak. According to Patlak, 51 percent of all residential appeals are successful.
Do you think your property taxes will decrease because the assessed value of your property dropped? Your taxes could actually increase according to information given at a seminar to more than 20 people by Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak Thursday at the Northfield Community Center. The event was hosted by state Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston). Patlak also said an appeal of assessed value to the Board of Review will likely lower a tax bill and has a good chance of success. More than half the people appealing the assessed value of residential property are successful. Residents of New Trier Township must file an appeal by April 22 while Northfield Township citizens have until May 10. Anyone living in New Trier Township who…