Monday, February 4, 2013
Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker and Northfield Village President Fred Gougler are among the more than 850 mayors in support of keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns ran a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl, calling for lawmakers to pass rules requiring background checks on guns. Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker and Northfield Village President Fred Gougler, both members of Mayor Against Illegal Guns, joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other Illinois mayors last December to call for stronger gun control regulation after the Newtown tragedy Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a coalition of more than 850 mayors that advocates for gun control laws. The coalition aims to protect the rights of Americans to own guns, while fighting to keep criminals from possessing guns illegally, according to the Mayors Against Illegal Guns website. What do you think of the ad? Tell…
Friday, December 21, 2012
The village officials joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in “Mayors Against Illegal Guns”, a coalition to make communities safer by cracking down on illegal guns.
Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker and Northfield Village President Fred Gougler recently joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other mayors, village presidents and law enforcement officials from around the Chicago region to call for stronger gun regulations. “In order to protect our children, our families and our communities, we need common-sense gun-control legislation,” Mayor Emanuel said. “To provide the residents of our cities with the safety they deserve, we need criminal background checks on all gun sales, a comprehensive assault weapons ban, and a ban on high-capacity magazines meant for the battlefield, not America’s streets. I urge other city leaders from throughout our state and the country to join our cause.” Mayor …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Located in the Winnetka Metra station at Elm Street, the café serves traditional French baked goods.
Flaky is not a great word for people, but when it comes to croissants, it’s a must. And that’s exactly how the croissants at Winnetka’s Café Fleurette are. Located in the Metra Station at 754 Elm St., Winnetka, the tiny bakery often sells out of the chocolate croissants by 7:30 a.m. “It’s wonderful and exciting to stop in here and be able to pick up wonderful baked goods,” Winnetka Village President Jessica Tucker told Patch during the café’s grand opening in August. “When we were looking at bids from businesses we chose Café Fleurette because of its delicious, delicious menu. It’s different and not something already offered in town, plus she already sells goods at Northfield Farmers Market and has a following." See photos from the grand…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Organizers hope to have the bronze star in place for Memorial Day 2013.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The campaign to raise funds for a Civil War bronze star is just $100 shy of reaching its goal of $625, according to organizers. Philip Hoza, quartermaster of New Trier VFW Post 4831, started the campaign in August after a Winnetka resident asked him why there wasn’t a star for the soldiers who died in the Civil War. “Charles Davis and George Willson died in the Civil War and they are not listed on the cenotaph anywhere and (the resident) said, ‘let’s donate and have another star produced for the Civil War,’” Hoza said. Charles Davis was the first-named man on the honor roll of Winnetka’s Civil War deaths in 1861, according to a Chicago Tribune article. During Winnetka’s annual Memorial Day event, soldiers who died during past wars are …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Some 3,000 flags were planted on Winnetka's Village Green to remember those who were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Winnetka plans to launch a pilot program to analyze and repair the areas that experienced the most storm water flooding.
The Winnetka Village Council voiced support at the Aug. 21 meeting for a $75,000 pilot program that would examine and repair the sanitary sewers in the areas of the village worst hit by last year’s flooding. Engineering firm Strand Associates had originally suggested beginning work in spring 2013, but Village Engineer Steve Saunders said that an immediate limited launch would allow Winnetka to gather more data on how intense the repair project will be before committing to more work. Strand went through a similar process to identify and repair defects in the city of Wood Dale’s system. “We really have no idea what we're going to find in terms of public repair needs in our sanitary sewer system and, if we fix those, how much private …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
At annual meeting of Winnetka Caucus idea discussed of creating zones to pay extra for flood prevention
Residents in the Winnetka flood plain could one day pay more for property taxes, as the village might consider the area a special service district to prevent the massive flooding that devastated the village last summer. Such a proposal is one of many that sits on the table, according to Village President Jessica Tucker, when she spoke at the Spring Town Meeting of the Winnetka Caucus Council Wednesday night. The caucus’s spring meeting was held at District 36's Washburne School. Part of the goal of this meeting was to check in and see performance of the respective governing bodies on the caucus's platform planks. Related: Letter to the Editor: Why You Should Take the Caucus Council Survey Current Caucus Chairwoman Sandy Berger was pleased …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Economic recovery funds pay for $4.9 million project in downtown Winnetka.
A $4.9 million renovation courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 arrived at Winnetka’s historic Elm Street train station Monday with a restoration of much of the original woodwork and modern elevators from the station to the platform. Village President Jessica Tucker joined the festivities alongside Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth), state Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), state Rep. Robyn Gable (D-Evanston), Metra board member and Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder and other dignitaries amont the crowd of more than 40 people. Heated Platforms, Elevators Originally built in the 1940s, the station not only got a facelift but three heated platform warming shelters, two new elevators and a new pedestrian bridge to …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Neighboring members of Congress express different views on most issues a few miles apart.
Stimulating innovation with alternative sources of energy may be the one issue where Democrats and Republicans in Congress can come to an agreement on legislation as neighboring members of Congress gave a similar message a few miles apart Sunday. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) expressed the same hope to diverse groups in New Trier Township Sunday. “Why should we innovate when it comes to energy and buy the stuff from China to bring it back to the United States,” asked Schakowsky. “We should be building the wind turbines, we should be building the batteries, we should be making the things right here in America.” While Schakowsky was presenting her ideas to more than 60 people attending a New Trier …