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  • District 39 survey of New Trier Ninth-graders: More feel prepared in math than writing
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Aug 2010, 27, 26     Four out of five freshmen at New Trier High School perceive themselves to be prepared or well-prepared in Mathematics, science and social studies. Three out of four feel prepared in English literature. Two out of three feel nervous about writing assignments Chart showing how District 39 graduates rate their preparation ...
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Aug 2010, 27, 26   Four out of five freshmen at New Trier High School perceive themselves to be prepared or well-prepared in Mathematics, science and social studies. Three out of four feel prepared in ...
  • Market watch
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Aug 2010, p. 25     The current median price of a house in Wilmette is $606,000 with a foreclosures rate of 4.47%, number of sales 380, and number of foreclosures 17. Chart showing median price, forclosure rate, number of sales and number of foreclosures in area suburbs....
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 26 Aug 2010, p. 25   The current median price of a house in Wilmette is $606,000 with a foreclosures rate of 4.47%, number of sales 380, and number of foreclosures 17. Chart showing median price, ...
  • New youth league crowns first champions
    Newspaper  Ken Keenan, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Aug 2010, p. 59     The Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League concluded its inaugural season with 24 teams competing. Comments by coaches about th eexperience. Chart showing team members of the league....
    Newspaper  Ken Keenan, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Aug 2010, p. 59   The Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League concluded its inaugural season with 24 teams competing. Comments by coaches about th eexperience. Chart showing team members of the league....
  • Budget sacrifices include staff and cost cuts
    Newspaper  Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Aug 2010, p. 7     The $43.6 million 2010-2011 operating budget for the Northern Suburban Special Education District contains significant reductions including staff cuts and other cost containment measures according to NSSED officials. Chart showing how many students are enrolled in special education services in area school districts 2009-2010. In New Trier 203, 29 were ...
    Newspaper  Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Aug 2010, p. 7   The $43.6 million 2010-2011 operating budget for the Northern Suburban Special Education District contains significant reductions including staff cuts and other cost containment measures according to NSSED officials. Chart showing ...
  • Web sites of local governments lack transparency
    Newspaper  Katie Okon, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Aug 2010     The Chicago-based Illinois Policy Institute audited the websites of 24 local government agencies and determined that 20 of them failed the "Local Transparency Project." The websites were examined for the availability of information such as budgets, pulic records, financial audits, taxes, lobbying, salaries and benefits. The agency hopes the project ...
    Newspaper  Katie Okon, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Aug 2010   The Chicago-based Illinois Policy Institute audited the websites of 24 local government agencies and determined that 20 of them failed the "Local Transparency Project." The websites were examined for the ...
  • Suburban jobless rate up in June, bucking state trend
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Jul 2010, p. 7     Chart showing unemployment statistics in area suburbs...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Jul 2010, p. 7   Chart showing unemployment statistics in area suburbs...
  • Breaking up classes is harder to do
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Jul 2010, p. 5     With a $4.8 million budget deficit in sight, school officials are waiting for firmer registration figures before incurring the salary and benefit costs of adding teachers to reduce class sizes. Chart showing student registration in District 39 schools...
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Jul 2010, p. 5   With a $4.8 million budget deficit in sight, school officials are waiting for firmer registration figures before incurring the salary and benefit costs of adding teachers to reduce class sizes. ...
  • Market Watch
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Jul 2010, p. 17     Chart showing median price, foreclosure rate, number of sales, and number of foreclosures in area suburbs...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 22 Jul 2010, p. 17   Chart showing median price, foreclosure rate, number of sales, and number of foreclosures in area suburbs...
  • Lawsuit targets school taxpayer inequities
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Jul 2010     A new lawsuit challenges Illinois' school funding system based on property tax revenue contending the tax disparities violate the equal protection clause of the state's constitution. Chart showing the North Shore funding differences between local communities....
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 Jul 2010   A new lawsuit challenges Illinois' school funding system based on property tax revenue contending the tax disparities violate the equal protection clause of the state's constitution. Chart showing the North ...
  • Artist's birthday ongoing with exhibit [Ann Radville Grimmer]
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, B9     A retrospective exhibit of the art of Ann Radville Grimmer, of Glencoe, is at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago through August 22. The show is part of her 100th birthday celebration. She was born on february 17, 1910 to Lithuanian immigrants living in Harrisburg, IL. She studied ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, B9   A retrospective exhibit of the art of Ann Radville Grimmer, of Glencoe, is at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture in Chicago through August 22. The show is part of ...
  • New test provides more than a "pat on the back"
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 12     A new standardized test in Wilmette District 39 shows new information on student academic progress, but requires parents adjust to lower percentile rankings than were seen with the Iowa Test of Basic Skills Chart showing test performance by grade in Wilmette School District 39...
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 12   A new standardized test in Wilmette District 39 shows new information on student academic progress, but requires parents adjust to lower percentile rankings than were seen with the Iowa Test ...
  • Some area jobless rates dip in May
    Newspaper  Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 7     Unemployment rate in May 2010 increased by .3% in Wilmette compared with 2009 Chart showing area unemployment statistics by suburb from May 2009 to May 2010...
    Newspaper  Lynne Stiefel, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Jul 2010, p. 7   Unemployment rate in May 2010 increased by .3% in Wilmette compared with 2009 Chart showing area unemployment statistics by suburb from May 2009 to May 2010...
  • Villages look to opt out
    Newspaper  Todd Shields, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jun 2010, p. 9     Cook Countty commissioners voted to give villages the decision to install red-light cameras at county-owned intersection roads. Several village boards next week in the north and northwest suburbs will decide whether to use county cameras that record motorists driving through red lights and receiving $100 tickets in most cases. Photograph ...
    Newspaper  Todd Shields, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Jun 2010, p. 9   Cook Countty commissioners voted to give villages the decision to install red-light cameras at county-owned intersection roads. Several village boards next week in the north and northwest suburbs will decide ...
  • Market watch: Wilmette
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, p. 18     Chart showing sales of houses in Wilmette and neighboring suburbs with median price, forclosure rate, number of sales and number of foreclosures in each community. Wilmette had 3.35% for sale at a median price of $575,000; a forclosure rate of 5.14%, 311 total sales and 16 foreclosures....
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, p. 18   Chart showing sales of houses in Wilmette and neighboring suburbs with median price, forclosure rate, number of sales and number of foreclosures in each community. Wilmette had 3.35% for sale ...
  • Wilmette pension costs seen climbing
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, 13, 14     Wilmette pension payout obligations have grown at a faster rate than fund balances. The village is facing a $33 million shortfall in the two funds that finance the retirements of police officers and firefighters. Graph showing local pension ratios for police and firefighters...
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, 13, 14   Wilmette pension payout obligations have grown at a faster rate than fund balances. The village is facing a $33 million shortfall in the two funds that finance the retirements of ...
  • Wilmette pension costs seen climbing
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, p. 13     Graph showing local pension ratios for police and firefighters...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, p. 13   Graph showing local pension ratios for police and firefighters...
  • State faces staggering pension debt
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, 7, 12     The civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago contends the state of Illinois is fast approaching a "tipping point beyond which it will be impossible to reverse the fiscal slide into bankruptcy." Currently the minimum payments to fund state pensions are artfically low. Graph p.12 showing pension benefit obligations ...
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, 7, 12   The civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago contends the state of Illinois is fast approaching a "tipping point beyond which it will be impossible to reverse the fiscal ...
  • Educators savor sweet pension deals
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, 5, 10     Eight former school superintendents from districts in New Trier Township are drawing annual pensions of more than $150,000 from the Teachers' Retirement System. Analysis of data obtained through a Freedom of Information request. Chart showing the pensions to be paid to the top paid New Trier Township educators in retirement. ...
    Newspaper  Karen Berkowitz, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jun 2010, 5, 10   Eight former school superintendents from districts in New Trier Township are drawing annual pensions of more than $150,000 from the Teachers' Retirement System. Analysis of data obtained through a Freedom ...
  • Student looks for future in (pre) history
    NewspaperImageText  John P. Huston, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 May 2010, p. 7     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  John P. Huston, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 May 2010, p. 7   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Crime stat increase may be explained by "prolific" burglar
    NewspaperImageText  John P. Huston, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 May 2010, 5, 8     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  John P. Huston, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 May 2010, 5, 8   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
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