The Daily Northwestern

Evanston taxes hold steady despite high pension bills

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

April 30, 2015

Evanston’s tax rate, with a few exceptions, has stayed relatively stable over the past decade even as Illinois sits with the highest overall tax rate throughout the nation in 2015. Illinois residents also pay the second highest property tax rate in the United States, but Evanston...

Local governments eye pension consolidation, regulations

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

April 14, 2015

The Illinois pension system was ranked last in the country in September by credit-rating agency Moody’s, and now the north suburbs are considering a plan to consolidate local pensions into a larger pool with better revenue. Meanwhile,...

Evanston releases expanded 2015 budget

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 12, 2014

Evanston released Friday its proposal for the 2015 budget, which calls for an additional $5.5 million in funding compared with last year and no net increase in property taxes for residents. The total 2015 budget is more than...

Evanston Democrats sweep races

Susan Du, City Editor

November 7, 2012

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) and State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) all won by a wide margin Tuesday night against Republican challengers Timothy Wolfe, Glenn Farkas and Eric Lieberman....