Chuck Triplett

Spike in Lindbergh property values is good news for $91 million budget

Pictured above: Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake, center, visits Lindbergh High School in January 2018 with former Superintendent Jim Simpson, left, and LHS Principal Eric Cochran. Lake succeeded Simpson, who retired June 30, 2018 after serving as superintendent for the past 10 years. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Thanks to a steep jump in property values

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School board member pushes for changes to state’s TIF law

Pictured above: The Crestwood mall site. By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Board of Education Treasurer Mike Tsichlis is pushing hard for state legislation that would allow school districts and other taxing entities to opt out of tax-increment financing districts. At the last Board of Education meeting, Tsichlis reported that he and fellow board

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UPDATED: Crestwood aldermen grant 60-day extension for mall demolition

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen adopted an ordinance granting a 60-day demolition extension to the developer of the former Crestwood Plaza site at Watson and Sappington roads. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the ordinance amending a redevelopment agreement between developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago and the city to provide for

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Lindbergh Board of Education adopts 2017-2018 budget with unanimous vote

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously last week to adopt an operating budget for the 2017-2018 school year that projects a surplus of nearly $24,000. The budget, approved June 13, projects revenues totaling $71,901,367 with anticipated expenditures of $71,877,648 — a surplus of $23,719. The approved budget includes

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