The Daily Northwestern

ETHS, District 65 stand to lose millions from state budget proposal

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 29, 2015

Evanston schools could lose up to almost $9 million in state assets if a bill passes that reforms funding for Illinois schools. The losses — about $6.6 million for Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and $2.2 million for School...

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,...

District 65 budget cuts to eliminate 29 full-time positions

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

April 2, 2015

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education approved a budget restructuring plan that will effectively cut 29 full-time staffers. The layoffs — effective July 1 — come in light of a projected budget deficit o...

Illinois Senate rejects Biss bill for pension reform, approves less ambitious plan

Edward Cox, Reporter

March 20, 2013

A watered down pension reform bill squeezed through the Illinois Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers rejected a more comprehensive proposal from  state Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston. Lawmakers approved the bill sponsored by...