Juneteenth rally, march set for Friday

A group of high school and college students are planning what village officials call a “peaceful march and rally” tomorrow(June 19) to recognize Juneteenth, The group will meet at the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center at 3:00 p.m., then march on the sidewalk adjacent to Route 83, over the pedestrian bridge, and then on the path to the covered pavilion in Willow Stream Park. where speeches and a moment of silence are planned. The Park District has approved this event. Police anticipate it will be similar to the memorial held June 4.

According to Juneteenth.com, “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official Jan. 1, 1863.”

The Emancipation Proclamation, notes the Juneteenth.com, “had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.”

TIF hearing part of June 22 Village Board Meeting

          The Village Board will have its regular meeting virtually at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 22.

            Included in the agenda is a hearing on a proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district along Lake-Cook Road. In a report to the Board, Deputy Village Manager, Chris Stilling defines TIF as “a tool that generates a pool of money used for reinvestment within the TIF area. This pool of money is created by “freezing” the assessed value of a property when a TIF district is created, known as the baseline Equalized Assessed Valuation (EAV). The Village, county, township, school districts, and other local governments continue to collect property taxes based upon the baseline EAV from the date when the TIF was created. Any increase in the property’s assessed value which creates additional property tax revenue above the baseline EAV is deposited into the tax increment fund, which is then available for projects within the TIF district.”

Stilling’s memo also notes that “TIF dollars can be used for public infrastructure, land assemblage, streetscape, demolition and site preparation, studies, surveys and plans, financing costs, professional services, rehabilitation or renovation of existing public or private buildings and environmental cleanup.”

Schneider plans telephone town meeting

Brad Schneider (D-10)
U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (D-10) will host a telephone town hall from 7 – 8 p.m. on Monday, June 22. To discuss and answer questions related to the coronavirus. This is Schneider’s fourth telephone town hall with constituents since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.

To participate, constituents can either sign-up ahead of time to receive a call using the form on this link or dial in at 855-859-7337 on Monday evening.

The call will also offer live, simultaneous translation for Spanish-speaking listeners. To participate in Spanish, listeners should register at this link and press *0 after joining the call. Spanish-speaking participants may call l 855-962-1312 on Monday evening to directly connect to the Spanish call.

La reunión telefónica del Congresista Brad Schneider va a ofrecer interpretación simultánea para personas que hablan español. Para participar en español participantes pueden registrarse en el sitio https://schneider.house.gov/live y apretar *0 después de unirse a la llamada. Otra alternativa para participantes que quieren escuchar la llamada en español es marcar 855-962-1312 a las 7 p.m. el lunes 22 de junio para conectarse directamente a la llamada en español.


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