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Judge dismisses stormwater utility fee lawsuit
1:11 pm CDT August 25, 2015

A lawsuit claiming the Village of Winnetka’s stormwater utility fee is “improper” was dismissed in court Thursday, Aug. 20. 

The lawsuit filed in February by Plaintiff Mark Green, of Winnetka, became the first filed case against the $42 million stormwater project’s utility fee. The fee was rolled out in May 2014 and is paid by residents, business owners and institutional property owners. The money paid will eventually repay $34.5 million in bond issuance. The rest of the project is funded by Village reserves.