Bidding on safety upgrades at the intersection near New Trier is now open.
The Village of Winnetka has opened the bidding process for improvements at the intersection of Winnetka Avenue and Green Bay Road, including an upgraded traffic signal with dedicated left-turn times and crosswalk improvements, Wilmette Life reports. The proposed project at the intersection near the Winnetka New Trier campus is particularly complicated because the Illinois Department of Transportation manages Green Bay Road, but the village manages Winnetka Avenue, the article explains. It has been in the planning stages for several years. For more details on the project, you can read the full Wilmette Life article.
Improvements to the sewer and water system will lead to revenue increases, while public pensions continue to pose a problem.
Winnetka residents are going to be digging deeper into their pockets if the village’s proposed budget is approved, as infrastructure repairs will be addressed this year. For residents who pay roughly $20,000 in annual property taxes, which is in the lower range of the Winnetka citizenry, taxes will go up approximately $120 dollars. The increased costs will be split among a higher property tax but also in increased water and sanitary sewer charges. Village officials believe the increased income is necessary to pay for improvements in the sewer system as well as upgrades of both the water and electrical systems. “None of us likes to pay more taxes,” said Village President Jessica Tucker. “The village represents 13 percent of the entire …