Glencoe Business and Infrastructure

  • The Village should encourage the maintenance of a viable business district to increase property and sales tax revenue and provide a convenient shopping area for residents. Social Service needs should be an articulated priority in the village budget. Public information regarding the budget–and tentative budget–should be made available.


School District 35

  • Support a public school system that is equitable both in quality for the students and financing for the taxpayer. (LWVIL position.)


Human Relations

  • The League recognizes the importance of a Human Relations Forum in Glencoe and supports its mission to promote the lawful preservation of human rights of all citizens guaranteed by ordinance, statutes and laws. The League acknowledges the value of diversity in the community and encourages openness in the Village to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation.


Caucus Plan

  • The League supports a caucus method of selecting candidates for elected public offices in Glencoe that is representative and communicative.


Housing Options

  • The League supports a range of housing options to meet the needs of Glencoe’s current and future residents. The League recognizes a need for affordable housing in Glencoe, particularly for senior citizens, single-parent families and young households. The League supports establishment of a Housing Commission which would study and make recommendations regarding housing needs, administer a Housing Assistance program and provide assistance regarding affordable housing.


Housing For Special Populations

  • A need for housing for special populations (the mentally ill and the developmentally disabled) exists in Glencoe and New Trier Township. We support a range of housing options for these populations that is responsive to their needs. The zoning designation should facilitate the establishment of housing for clustered and scattered site apartments integrated into the community.


Solid Waste and Recycling

  • This position is currently being restudied.


Criteria for Evaluating School Funding Referenda

  • Determine support or non-support of school funding referenda based on criteria established by joint New Trier Township Leagues.


New Trier Township Positions


  • The township is the proper level of government to fund both general assistance and the health and human services because it is more sensitive to the needs of the constituency than the county. Agencies which receive money from the township should be encouraged to seek funding from other sources

Selection of Officials

  • Support of the non-partisan process of the election of township officials and advisory boards with emphasis on adequate publicity and increased citizen participation at all levels, particularly in the New Trier Citizens’ League (Winnetka, Kenilworth, and those portions of Northfield and Glenview in New Trier Township)

High School Caucus

  • Support of the caucus system as a satisfactory means of nominating candidates for the New Trier School Board with action to achieve: more uniform delegate selection, representation based on total population of elementary school districts, staggered two-year terms for all delegates, more publicity in recruitment of school board candidates.


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