Friday, May 24, 2013
The Lincoln-Way Board of Education voted to hire teachers and reported on tax disbursements.
The Lincoln-Way High School Board of Education hired nine new teachers and an aquatics assistant supervisor for LW-North High School at the regular meeting May 23 at Lincoln-Way West High School, 21701 Gougar Road. Deputy Supt. Thomas Eddy selected new teaching staff to cover a variety of subject areas. New Hires: The district's new aquatics assistant supervisor is Lauren Hurley. Financial updates Supt. Lawrence Wyllie told board members that the district received $2.2 million in tax disbursements, bringing the total fund balance to $4.2 million. Before the month is out, he expects another $15-to-$18 million in tax disbursement payments from the office of Will County Treasurer Steve Weber. "It's a little better than last year," he added, …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
A mixture of conservative budgeting and creative funding solutions keeps Frankfort financially lean and mean. Find out why officials work hard to ensure the village doesn't just break even each year but has a surplus.
With the fiscal year ending April 30, the Frankfort Village Board approved Monday next year's budget and continued its policy of making sure it was a balanced one, as well as projecting a surplus. And doing all of it without any cuts. At a time when municipalities struggle with figuring out how to make ends meet year to year, how is the Village of Frankfort able to keep day-to-day operations running smoothly while still able to pay for big-ticket projects? READ: Village Joins County Group to Lower Electric Rates The key to this is a combination of conservative budgeting and creative solutions when it comes to finding the money to pay expenses, said Frankfort Village Board Trustee Cindy Heath at Monday's board meeting. Heath, who also heads…
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The owner of an average-priced property will pay about $15 less for Will County's portion of the tax bill, according to the county board.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Will County homeowners could see a small decline in the taxes they pay to the county as part of a $170.4 million balanced budget the county board approved Friday. According to the county, The owner of an average-priced property will pay about $15 less for Will County's portion of the tax bill. The value of the average property in the county dropped nearly 7 percent this year and about 5 percent last year. In dollar amounts, this means a $1-billion drop in the value of Will County homes, down to $22 billion. "Will County continues to tighten its belt in order to weather the economic downturn, and this budget is a reflection of that," Chairman Jim Moustis said in a county press release. "As has been the case for several years now, this …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Citing safety issues, members accepted a bid that would create a canopy over the backstop on two of the junior high's baseball fields.
Members of Summit Hill School Board District 161 approved a bid Wednesday to improve fencing to Summit Hill Junior High School's baseball fields but delayed work on the fields' dugouts and electrical systems. The boad accepted a bid for about $27,000 from Do All Fence Co. that would create a new canopy over the backstop of the fields to protect people from foul balls. However, a bid of about $52,000 from another firm to make improvements on the dugouts was rejected. Board members agreed that addressing the safety of fans and players was paramount and that work on the dugouts could wait. "I'm very reluctant to spend $52,000 on dugouts at this time," said Board President Mary Kenny. Board member Denise Lenz echoed that sentiment, saying the…
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Keeping with tradition, next fiscal year's budget is balanced and is about $1 million less than this year's.
The Frankfort Village Board continued its trend of "conservative fiscal management" Monday, unanimously approving a balanced budget for 2011-12. "We as a village are always conservative of our spending habits, and this year is no different," said Trustee Cindy Heath, who is part of the Village's Financial Affairs Committee, which shepherds the budget process. "What we are charged to do as a village is keep the budget as tight as possible." The overall budget is broken into two parts: corporate and utility. For the next fiscal year, which begins May 1, the corporate budget, which covers Frankfort's day-to-day operating expenses, is set at $11.6 million and is about $1 million less than last's year's. The corporate budget also is expected to…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The second in a series of issue-based questions for District 210 candidates.
Every day this week, Patch will give you the Lincoln-Way District 210 candidates' answers to a different question that deals with the financial and educational issues facing the school district. We'll compile all the responses here, ordered in the way names will be on the ballot, and you can also get more election information on the District 210 election page. Today's question is: Given the budget issues, most agree the school needs to run smarter and leaner. What do you think is the best way to accomplish that? Kevin Molloy "I truly think there are uneducated people in this community who are ignorant with how lean we already run, a handful of people who have attended only one or two board meetings; yet they want to use the catchphrase "…
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sen. Mark Kirk answered questions and outlined his view on the budget deficit in a town hall meeting Saturday.
As a budget battle looms in the nation's capital, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) focused his remarks on the federal deficit and spending during a town hall forum in Frankfort on Saturday. Kirk took questions from attendees who filled an elementary school gym looking for the opportunity to hear and question their senator. “I don’t want you to walk out of here feeling completely bad about the future of the United States,” Kirk said, before launching into a discussion on growing federal spending. The event was supposed to feature freshman Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11th). An early-morning budget vote prevented Kinzinger from attending in person, but he made remarks via videoconference. Kinzinger echoed Kirk’s belief that Congress should cut …
Monday, December 20, 2010
The superintendent discusses what cuts L-W High School District 210 might make next year.
Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Superintendent Lawrence A. Wyllie goes on camera to answer his first set of questions as part of Patch's monthly Ask the Superintendent video feature. This month, Wyllie tackles these two questions: Do you agree with what Wyllie's answers? Do you have a follow-up question for the superintendent? Ask it in our comments section. How do you submit questions? E-mail email@example.com. Please include your full name and a phone number where you can be reached so we can verify the information.