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2015 WCC Calendar 

Our calendar will be updated throughout the year as additional meetings and communications are planned.

Upcoming CAUCUS COUNCIL Meetings:

Executive Council Meeting:

Monday Sept 14th, Winnetka Community House @ 7pm

WCC Meeting

Tuesday Aug 25th WCH 7pm

To meet Scott Myers for stormwater update.

Spring Meeting Minutes



2015 Annual Survey
A link to the 2015 Annual Survey will appear here on Monday August 31st.  You will need the 6 letter code from the postcard that you should have received in the mail.

If you did not receive a postcard, have lost your postcard or need help filling the in the survey please either email or write to us at PO Box 311, Winnetka.  If you would like a telephone call please include a call back number and we will call you with in 2-3 days.

Stormwater & One Winnetka Updates

As an update to the stormwater issues, please see the July 14, 2015 E-Winnetka stormwater letter to residents: As stated in the newsletter, the Village expects to identify a qualified firm in August, with the goal of beginning evaluation and public engagement this fall. As an update to the One Winnetka development, for the revised proposal please see the Plan Commission's July, 2015 agenda: The Plan Commission will continue its review at its August 26, 2015 meeting.

 Home Rule

The link below is to a one page fact sheet about Home Rule prepared by Village Trustee Scott Myers. Home Rule Fact Sheet


Stormwater Survey

Here are the final results of the survey

2015 May Stormwater Summary Final

and the individual comments

2015 May Stormwater Individual comments


Commercial Zoning Survey

Here are the final results of the survey

Final Electronic Zoning Survey Results

To see the Individual comments from this survey click on the link

 Village Comments from Zoning Survey.

If you have suggestions for survey questions please click on the following link:

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The meeting was well attended and the new format well received.  Here is a link to the minutes Spring Meeting Minutes. Here is link to the slides that were presented 2015 May Slides from the Spring Meeting

Thank you to all of the Panelists and everyone who attended the meeting.  Please make sure you fill out your annual survey in September and attend the Fall meeting in November.

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2015 marks the 100-year anniversary
of a unique form of non-partisan democracy known as

The Winnetka Caucus

What is The Winnetka Caucus?

The Winnetka Caucus system was founded in 1915, to gather and apply resident input to the Village, Parks, Schools, and Library districts. All voting-age residents of theVillageofWinnetkaare members of the Caucus.

What is the Winnetka Caucus Council?

The Winnetka Caucus Council (WCC) is the representative body of the Winnetka Caucus, comprised of volunteers from our community.

It is the primary conduit for all residents to express their opinions through brief surveys on pending Village policy decisions, and a broad annual survey on important Village issues.

Survey results and public comments are reported to the local governing Boards – Village Council, Parks, Schools, Library, and New Trier High School.

How does the Winnetka Caucus Council interface with the Winnetka Caucus?

The WCC hosts two annual town meetings. At the Spring Open Meeting, local Board Presidents report on current issues and progress with Caucus Platform implementation. At the Annual Town Meeting, candidates for local office are vetted and slated for election, and survey platforms are discussed and approved.

Who Serves on the Winnetka Caucus Council?

The WCC is comprised of up to 68 volunteer Members from our community. Each Member serves a term of up to 3 years in duration. Any voting-age resident who has lived in Winnetkafor over 1 year, or lives within the Winnetka Park District or Winnetka-Northfield Library District, is eligible to serve. Terms are staggered in order to continually bring in fresh ideas and talents, while retaining a degree of continuity. If you wish to serve on the WCC, please let us know by visiting our website at


 The Winnetka Caucus Council, while maintaining a modest budget, operates exclusively from the generous donations of Winnetka residents – no tax dollars are spent!

To honor the 100-Year Anniversary, we are asking residents to consider a gift of $100 (or any amount) to support this outstanding grassroots tradition that gives us all a voice in Village civic matters. To make an online donation, please go to our website homepage and click the Donate button in the bottom left hand corner.

Or, send your check to: Winnetka Caucus Council,PO Box 311,Winnetka,Il60093.

 Thank you for your support!

The 2015 Winnetka Caucus Council would like thank the following for their generous donations. Ben Armstrong, Lyle Banks. Elizabeth Cocciarelli, Jerry Conner, Dan and Maureen Connolly, Chuck and Jane Dowding, Jim and Beth Fritz, Steve and Joanne Hudson, Scott Myers, Philip Nielsen, Mike and Laurie Petersen, Mark Rapponotti, Jean Sampson and numerous anonymous donors.