According to district officials, the average Evanston taxpayer shelled out roughly $8,000 in property taxes this year. If the proposed referendum is approved, voters paying the average tax amount would likely see their property tax bill increase by $438 annually.

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Did someone say “pension pickup”? Per the School District 65 teacher contract: …a salary reduction effective August 31, 1982 precisely equivalent to the eight (8) percent of gross salary previously remitted by the Board of Education to the Teacher Retirement System of the State of Illinois as each bargaining unit member’s contribution to that retirement plan. In return, the Board hereby agrees to “pick-up” and pay to the Teacher Retirement System of Illinois, in lieu of contributions by the employees, the eight (8) percent of gross salary which has been designated formerly as the employee contribution to that plan So here we have another example where salaries… Read more »
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