Spring Greening Event
Sunday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Niles North
Skokie’s fifth annual Spring Greening, a community event held to promote a sustainable lifestyle, will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Niles North High School, 9800 Lawler Avenue in Skokie. Admission is free. The event includes an indoor fair, complete with a trade show highlighting green products and services, as well as sales of repurposed crafts and family-friendly activities. A drive-through reuse/recycling drop-off will accept many different types of items
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Clean, Green Skokie!
Join the first Clean, Green Skokie! Program, an event that focuses on pride in the community and collaborating efforts for a good old fashioned neighborhood litter clean up from April 18 through April 25, 2015.
Proposed Reductions to LGDF
On Monday, March 16, 2015, the Skokie Village Board unanimously approved a resolution urging Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly not to reduce local government revenues. The Governor recently proposed a 50 percent reduction to the municipal share of the state income tax, also known as the Local Government Distributive Fund.
At a 50 percent reduction level, Skokie will lose an estimated $3.2 million annually. Click here to view the March 16, 2015 resolution approved by the Skokie Village Board. The community is urged to contact Governor Rauner’s office and those of state legislators who represent Skokie and encourage them to protect local government funding. Click here for information on contacting Governor Rauner’s office and Skokie-area state legislators.