The Daily Northwestern

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

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 29, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, State

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

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

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

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, State

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

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

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...