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Winnetka Village Council: Fourth-grader urges trustees to ban gas-powered leaf blowers in town

December 4, 2019 by Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter News, Village

A compelling slide show presentation by a 10-year-old Greeley School fourth-grader, Louisa Hernandez, calling for a year-around ban on gas-powered leaf blowers was the highlight of a routine Winnetka Village Council meeting Tuesday,...

From the Village: Winnetka receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

by Submitted Content News, Village

The Village of Winnetka has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association — the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting, and a significant achievement for...

Northfield Village Board: Trustees signal initial opposition to recreational pot dispensaries

by Todd Marver, Freelance Reporter News, Village

With the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act going into effect on Jan. 1, the Northfield Village Board did not yet take a formal vote, but signaled its opposition to having recreational cannabis dispensaries in Northfield at this...

Winnetka Village Council: Winnetka’s property taxes remain stable

by Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter News, Village

Village Finance Director Tim Sloth was the bearer of the good news when he made presentations at the Nov. 19 Village Council meeting prefacing adoption of the annual budget for fiscal year 2020 and the tax levy for 2019.