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Council Will Vote on 2% Raise For Aldermen Monday

Members of the city council will vote on ordinances to secure a 2% raise for aldermen, the mayor, the city clerk, township assessor and township supervisor.

Council Will Vote on 2% Raise For Aldermen Monday

Evanston's city council is expected to vote Monday on ordinances that would give aldermen, the mayor, the city clerk and township officials a 2 percent raise every year for the next four years.

A compensation committee, appointed by the mayor, recommended that the city council pass the 2 percent pay raise for all elected officials at a meeting July 25. The enabling legislation appears on the agenda for the city council's regular meeting Monday, Sept. 10, at the .

Currently, aldermen are eligible for a salary of $12,000, plus medical benefits. The ordinances would increase that sum to $12,990 by 2016. The mayor is eligible for a salary of $19,000, plus benefits; hers would increase to $20,566 each by 2016. The city clerk's salary would rise from $50,000 to $54,120 in 2016.

The township supervisor is eligible for a salary of $13,400, which would increase to $14,503 in 2016, while the township assessor's would increase to $8,658 by 2016.

New salaries would go into effect on May 1, 2013, after the next local election.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article had an incorrect salary listed for the township supervisor. We sincerely regret the error.

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