Citizens for Wilmette Schools is comprised of residents who endorse the potential referendum.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This editorial video is brought to you by Citizens for Wilmette Schools, a group of residents who endorse the proposed referendum. Read more about the referendum on Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch. On April 5, Wilmette residents will vote on a school funding referendum for the District 39 schools (K-8). This video highlights some of the issues surrounding this referendum and the concerns of Wilmette residents about what effect failure to pass the referendum will have on our schools and on our property values.
Spring ballot prospects get encouragement but race paperwork clock for Dec. 13-20 filing period.
Every week, somebody picks up your garbage, somebody teaches your children and somebody decides whether to repair your street or fix the nearby flood zone. Those "somebodies" are usually government workers. They, in turn, report to elected officials who decide who gets hired or fired, how taxpayers' money is spent and make rules that affect people's lives. These officials might be responsive to citizens and spend money wisely, or they might be corrupt or inept. Think you could do a better job? Starting Dec. 13, citizens will have a week to file their candidacy for the dozens of elected offices up for grabs in the April 5 elections. The positions include village boards, school boards, park boards, township offices, library boards and others…