Many noted that the Village Center lacks the 24-hour activity and vibrancy seen in other comparable suburban downtowns.Really? You want vibrancy live in bankrupt Chicago. Go to Old Orchard.
Wilmette is a small town, with narrow, cobbled streets and historic homes under a leafy canopy. We host and benefit from small, family businesses. And we can't afford pricey schemes from the village that will raise our taxes in some ephemeral pursuit of tax revenues always paid by the "other guy".
How much did Mallinckrodt cost us? (New empire building contemplated by the Park District as well) And you can bet the schools will be holding out their hands soon too.
Spare us from this enlightenment--cut the village staff and save us some pension money. We need it for our own non-subsidized retirement.
More here, a recent case in point: