Monday, May 23, 2011
Attendees rally around TIF option at public input session.
In a public forum on Thursday night, Morton Grove residents leaned toward TIF (tax increment finance) districting to improve business on Dempster Street. Read more on the meeting here. The plan would be to redistribute property taxes to a designated area that the village believes is incapable of luring private investment. The reallocation of taxes is enabled by freezing other taxing bodies' shares upon TIF creation, said Community and Economic Development Director John Said. Said, who worked on local planning for Elmhurst before taking his current job in Morton Grove, described a TIF district as a "strategy for positive change" that has been widely successful in other village zones, including along Waukegan Road and between Lehigh and …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Shel Marcus is vying for re-election to the Morton Grove Village Board of Trustees in the April 5th elections.
Sheldon Marcus, known by most as "Shel," aims to earn another four-year seat on the Village of Morton Grove Board of Trustees, a six-member group steering the village's government and economic policies with one President, totaling seven officials in all. The incumbent has served on the village's trustee board since 2007. After he founded a business in the village in 1972, Marcus held various posts within the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce, District 219, District 67 and the Northwest Suburban Jewish Congregation, according to the Action Party website. This year, three seats are up for the four-year terms of service, and two political parties are campaigning for spots: Action Party (Shelden "Shel" Marcus, John Thill and Maria Toth) and …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Morton Grove resident and Action Party President Mark Matz offers his thoughts on the state of the village.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
How do we view Morton Grove? As a divided, damaged village with no hope, lamenting our past? Or are we a united, resilient community ready to meet future challenges in pioneering ways? I hope we share a positive outlook and use that when providing constructive input to our elected officials. For those who only see the negative, please take another look around your home town today. It is a unique, diverse community with roots reaching back deep into the 19th century. Our village can and will work together to face new opportunities while digging out from the economic crisis. No government is perfect since it is a human creation. The American form of democracy is still the best one on the planet. What makes it great? When you …