Sale of the Colt Building to the Village

Tuesday, 21 February 2006 | Category : Public Comments

Presented by Bob Kane, President Actions here speak louder than words – both in the pending actions of the Board of Trustees regarding the purchase of the Colt Building and 1145 Westgate as well as in the outpouring of concern from individuals and businesses in this community last fall. There is something being said here […]

Economic Growth Decisions Impact Our Community

Tuesday, 21 February 2006 | Category : Editorials

The State of Illinois is not kind to its schools. We rank 48th in the nation in terms of school funding. School finance reform is currently stalled, leaving our schools in the untenable predicament of permanent structural deficits and increasing overhead costs. Recently District 97 made the painful decision to lay off teachers as one […]

Participatory Planning

Monday, 6 February 2006 | Category : Public Comments

Presented by Bob Kane, President Actions here speak louder than words – both in the pending actions of the Board of Trustees regarding the purchase of the Colt Building and 1145 Westgate as well as in the outpouring of concern from individuals and businesses in this community last fall. There is something being said here […]

Village Commissions

Wednesday, 1 February 2006 | Category : Editorials

The Village Manager Association (VMA) has long been a proponent of, and strongly believes in, the value of the Village Commission and Committee Systems. This belief is underscored in our guiding principle which supports accountable and responsive government. These bodies utilize the talents of our citizens; they aid the Village Board by keeping them in […]

Sale of the Colt Building

Wednesday, 1 February 2006 | Category : Press Releases

The Village Manager Association (VMA) is extremely disappointed in the recent actions of the Village Board of Trustees regarding both the negotiations related to purchase of the Colt Building and 1145 Westgate and the impact that the purchase may have on the Village and other important taxing bodies such as our excellent schools. We believe […]