Officials approve 5 percent levy, a reduction from the tentative proposed levy of 6.9 percent.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Glenbrook High School District 225 officials reduced the district’s tax levy this month to 5 percent, according to a press release from the district. Last month, they’d adopted a tentative levy of 6.9 percent. However, board members reduced it to 5 percent at their Dec. 10 meeting. The change comes after the Cook County Assessor’s office released new projections on the equalized assessed valuation of the Astellas property, which created new tax revenues for the taxing body, the release said. The final levy now represents 3 growth percent based on the Consumer Price Index, and 2 percent from new property growth. The previous levy had 3.9 percent from new growth, but that projection changed and so the levy was lowered, according to the …
Astellas Pharma’s headquarters for the Americas recently relocated from Deerfield. The expansion will mean investing approximately $140 million in Illinois and adding around 150 high-tech jobs.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Congressman Bob Dold were on hand with Astella’s Pharma US President and CEO Yoshihiko Hatanaka Monday morning to welcome the pharmaceutical giant’s new headquarters to Glenview. The company’s headquarters for the Americas were in Deerfield but recently relocated to two six-story buildings at a new Glenview campus straddling the Northbrook border at Willow Road and I-294, according to the Associated Press. Company officials of Tokyo-based Astellas say they have added 200 employees in Illinois since 2011. Additionally, the expansion will mean investing approximately $140 million in the Glenview facility and adding around 150 high-tech jobs, Area Development Online reports. “At Astellas, we measure success not …