Eva Sorock

Wilmette activist Gail Schecter: Why do property owners get any rights?

Snake Oil Sales*Person* Gail Schechter takes yet another page out of the Alinsky playbook to bring the Obama flavour of Kool-Aide back to Wilmette. (Listen for a collective "PHEW!" exhaled by Winnetka taxpayers.)

Just when we thought all possible damage had been done – i.e. enshrinement of 1960s collectivist policies into Wilmette’s comprehensive zoning plan and the Pyrrhic victory of the Mallinckrodt development project financed by the taxpayers of Wilmette (thankfully emerged recently out of bankruptcy) – up pops our very own seasoned welfare housing advocate to take on the deliciously blank property the village…

U.S. flag replaced by Malaysian flag outside Illinois public building

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Is Northfield joining the country of Malaysia? The national flag of Malaysia replaced the American flag outside a Northfield, IL public park district building Saturday, an action that appears to violate the traditions of the U.S. Federal Flag Code. A group gathered at Clarkson Park on Willow Road, presumably to celebrate Malaysian Independence Day, erected…

Local Corruption Beat: Cook County GOP Shakes Down Conservatives on Chicago’s North Shore

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LOCAL CORRUPTION BEAT If New Trier Township, Illinois, Republican voters thought they were going to be able to sleep through the primary election tomorrow (or play 9 holes of golf), today’s news will change everything. New Trier Republican Committeeman Bill Cadigan, who was appointed to fill Tolbert Chisum’s position, was peremptorily fired today by the chairman…

Affordable Housing Slithers Up the North Shore, One Suburb at a Time.

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Letter published 12.14.11 in the Wilmette Beacon and Winnetka Current (*unedited version*) by Eva Sorock For several years, the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs, led by executive director Gail Schechter – a longtime Wilmette liberal community activist with every appearance of being schooled in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals – has been campaigning…