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Editorial: Speak out on tax levy Saturday

Evanston’s appointed Library Board, which wishes to exempt the library from the financial sacrifices the recession has forced our elected aldermen to impose on all city departments, will entertain questions from the public Saturday about the decision it has already made to impose its own tax levy.

Evanston’s appointed Library Board, which wishes to exempt the library from the financial sacrifices the recession has forced our elected aldermen to impose on all city departments, will entertain questions from the public Saturday about the decision it has already made to impose its own tax levy.

The timing of the session, at 10 a.m. on the Saturday morning of the last summer weekend before the start of the new school year, seems designed to minimize public participation.

But we hope taxpayers will turn out anyway at the community meeting room on the first floor of the downtown library, to say whether they think forming yet another single-purpose taxing body dominated by a special interest group is a swell idea for Evanston.

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