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Evanston neighborhood secedes from Skokie district

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That portion of northwest Evanston that petitioned to secede from the Skokie Park District had its wish granted by the Skokie Park Board Tuesday night.

Residents of the area bounded by Central Street, Crawford Avenue, Greeley Avenue, and Old Orchard Road had been paying taxes estimated at about $77,000 a year to the district, which some contended was double taxation, as they pay taxes to Evanston that support parks as well.

The noncontroversial issue was approved unanimously by the Skokie Park Board without discussion Tuesday night, following a public hearing on the issue last month.

Earlier story:

‘Double-taxed’ Evanstonians want out of Skokie district

 

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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