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Northbrook Updates: Local Election; Tesla Approval

Local government and development updates for the Village of Northbrook.

April 4 Local Election: The consolidated local election for Northbrook’s Board of Trustees, as well as boards for the Library, Park District, School Districts, and other municipal entities, will take place on Tuesday, April 4. Early voting is currently underway at Northbrook Village Hall, moving to precinct voting locations on election day. Voters can identify their precinct location using the Cook County Clerk’s website.

Three incumbent Northbrook trustees are unopposed in their re-election bids. Trustees Robert Israel, Johannah Hebl, and Heather Ross were slated by the Northbrook Caucus; candidate statements are available on

Tesla Dealership Developer Receives Sales Tax Incentive: The developer of a planned Tesla dealership will garner up to $1.6M as the business begins to generate sales taxes, under an incentive agreement approved by the Village Board on March 14. The developer, 1000 Skokie SSD LLC, is building a 48,000 square foot Tesla sales, service and delivery center just south of Life Time Fitness, at an estimated cost of $25M.

The incentive provides that the developer will receive $320K for every $640K the Village receives in sales tax revenue up to a cap of $1.6M. During the public hearing of the proposed agreement, Trustee Robert Israel noted that this type of sales tax rebate has been used by the Village to support past auto dealership developments. The Tesla project was unanimously recommended by the Village Plan Commission and approved by the Board of Trustees. Construction is expected to begin this fall with plans to open in 2024.