News in brief: Collection of school supplies until August 12; Winnetka, Glencoe to host gun safety talks; Assistance with property tax appeals


Donate new school supplies through this Friday, August 12 to Wilmette’s Artis Senior Living, 335 Ridge Road.

The supplies will benefit families helping Chicagoland families.

Artis is a memory care community conveniently located on Ridge Road on the southern border of Wilmette.

Community gun safety conversations planned for Winnetka, Glencoe

Winnetka Village Council is hosting a special gun safety listening session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8 in the council chambers at 510 Green Bay Road.

According to the village, residents can share their opinions on the future of gun safety in the village.

About a month later, the village of Glencoe will host a similar event.

At 6 p.m. on September 14, the Village Council will hold a special Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss gun safety in Glencoe.

The meetings were called following the July 4 mass shooting in Highland Park.

Open Calls for New Trier Township Council Tax Assessments

Tax notices for New Trier Township properties were recently distributed. Homeowners have until August 19 to appeal the new assessments to the New Trier Township office.

According to the township, New Trier Township Assessor Jan Churchwell and Assistant Assessor Len Shifflett are willing to help property owners prepare their appeals at no cost.

“The time frame for challenging the appraiser’s new assessed value of your property is limited and unchangeable,” Churchwell said in a statement. “We anticipate that many residents will want help, so PLEASE contact us soon so that we have plenty of time to provide everyone with the best assistance possible.”

In a press release, Churchwell noted that most appeals are based on lack of uniformity, such as when similar properties have different assessed values ​​per square foot. The township reportedly has software that can provide residents with comparable residences to help with their appeals.

To request township assistance, email [email protected] or [email protected] or call (847) 446-8200. You can find more information at:

Appointments are required and masks must be worn inside the township building.

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