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Report from Evanston Township

The Township of Evanston has a “handsome” cash balance, Township Clerk Mary Morris announced at the annual meeting of the Township of Evanston, held on April 8. Sitting as trustees of Evanston Township, which is coterminous with the City of Evanston, the nine aldermen heard the reports of Township Supervisor Patricia Vance and Township Assessor […]

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Committee Approves Resolution Asking State Help in Pension Crisis

City Council is poised to forward to the state legislature a resolution calling for two measures aldermen hope will aid them in addressing the pension-funding crisis. Over the past 13 months, aldermen say they have come to accept that the City’s aggregate unfunded pension liability to the police and firefighters pension funds is upwards of […]

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Committee Scrutinizes Assessor’s Proposed Budget

Members of the Human Services Committee on April 7 expressed their disapproval over the management of the Township Assessor’s office and discussed making additional cuts to assessor Sharon Eckersall’s budget for 2008-09. Alderman Ann Rainey urged swift action to amend the City curfew to coincide with Chicago’s, saying residents in her ward have complained that […]