Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Representatives from Winnetka’s four taxing bodies recently provided residents with updates at Winnetka Caucus Council’s Spring Town Meeting on May 15.
Bob Sanfilippo, outgoing president of Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District, says the district has seen a growth in circulation and visits over the last six years with almost 13,000 library card holders in the district and circulated around 410,200 items in 2012, Winnetka Talk reported. Representatives from Winnetka’s four taxing bodies—the Village Council, Winnetka Public Schools District 36, Winnetka Park District and the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District—provided residents with updates at Winnetka Caucus Council’s Spring Town Meeting on May 15, Winnetka Talk reported. For the full story, visit: Winnetka.Suntimes.com.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Some Winnetka Caucus Council members shared their views.
As members of the 2012 Caucus Council, we are writing to express our support for Chris Rintz for Village President. *Chris' decades of experience with community revitalization, finance, funding, government regulations, environmental issues, and engineering provide him with an outstanding skill set for managing crucial Village issues such as storm water management. *Chris is dedicated to supporting our property values by updating Winnetka's commercial areas; providing a safer, more modern power distribution system; and encouraging well-designed, quality new homes that are in keeping with the their surroundings. *Chris has the vision necessary to move our community ahead in a positive manner. As Chris has stated, he is “….committed to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Former Trustee Chris Rintz to challenge Caucus' village president candidate; challenger Patrick Livney fails to replace Joe Adams on the Caucus' slate of trustee candidates.
Next April’s Winnetka elections promise to be interesting as former trustee Chris Rintz said he will mount an independent campaign for Village President following Winnetka Caucus Council’s selection of Gene Greable for that post. More political intrigue could also be forming in terms of the village board elections, where challenger Patrick Livney did not win enough votes to replace Joe Adams on the Caucus’ slate of candidates for Village Trustee. Incumbents Arthur Braun and Richard Kates led the pack with 436 and 429 votes respectively. Adams, Winnetka’s Zoning Board of Appeals Chair, received 310 votes and Livney came in fourth with 216. In what was at times a raucous atmosphere Monday night at the Skokie School, Winnetka residents …
Winnetka Home Owners Association warned its readers who support Patrick Livney about potential harassing calls or visits.
The Winnetka Home Owners Association’s (WHOA) newsletter recently said some people who wrote to the organization reported receiving harassing phone calls or visits because of their support for a Village Trustee candidate. Winnetka police say no formal complaints have been filed regarding the issue. “I should probably warn everyone who has written to WHOA lately that they will likely get a harassing phone call (or even a visit) from someone who is tracking this blog and personally stalking everyone who has spoken up for Patrick Livney,” the newsletter said. Livney failed to get Winnetka Caucus Council's support to remain on the proposed Village Trustee slate in October. Joe Adams replaced him on the slate. At Tuesday night's Annual Town …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Winnetka Caucus Council did not approve Patrick Livney to remain on the proposed Village Trustee slate.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Caucus Council has invested more than 200 hours of volunteer time to refine the candidate selection process.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The HomeMade Pizza Co. store in Winnetka will make a donation to the Winnetka Caucus Council with every carryout order on Tuesday, September 11th.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Residents are encouraged to respond to this year’s Caucus Survey, as that feedback provides direction to each of the Schools, Parks and Library Boards and the Village Council.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The caucus committee are still searching for candidates for the 13 spots open on the Village Council, Park's Board, School Board and the Library Board.
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 …