Tuesday, November 27, 2012
DuPage County Board approves budget for fiscal year 2013 that is $7.3 million less than the previous year. The budget includes cutting seven staff positions and $16.9 million in appropriations for campus and county-wide improvements.
The DuPage County Board Tuesday approved a Fiscal Year 2013 budget that is $7.3 million less than the previous year, according to a press release from DuPage County. DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin said in a statement the $432.6 million budget represents his commitment to reduce the financial burden of government on taxpayers. Since taking office, Cronin has reduced the County’s budget by more than $13 million, according to the release. “It is important that we demonstrate to taxpayers that government can make the sacrifices necessary to meet the bottom line. The Fiscal Year 2013 budget is a testament to that pledge," Cronin said. Finance Chairman Paul Fichtner said this is the fifth consecutive year that the County has not raised…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The Burr Ridge mayor who had a narrow unofficial victory Tuesday night in his District 3 DuPage County Board race said he still wants to hold both offices simultaneously.
Gary Grasso said he does not plan on stepping down as Burr Ridge's mayor if his DuPage County Board victory Tuesday night becomes official, even after DuPage voters overwhelmingly supported an advisory referendum on the ballot discouraging politicians from holding multiple elected offices at the same time. "If the results hold, I intend to hold both offices," Grasso said Wednesday morning. At the end of the night Tuesday, Grasso held an 11-vote lead over Sharon E. Bryant (33,286 votes to 33,275) for the last of three District 3 spots on the DuPage County Board. The father of six, according to the Daily Herald's candidate profile, said he's been told it might be two weeks before all provisional ballots are counted and a result is official…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
DuPage County voters elected eight newcomers to the county board, along with the the first Democratic forest preserve commissioner in a decade.
DuPage County voters rejected a proposition Tuesday that asked whether elected officials should be able to hold more than one office at a time. With all 748 precincts reporting, unofficial results show that a resounding 90 percent (332,657) of DuPage County voters rejected the proposal. Only 36,571 voted "yes." The question was placed on the general election ballot after Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso announced their plans to run for DuPage County Board seats in Districts 2 and 3, respectively. Both DiCianni and Grasso were declared winners Tuesday. DiCianni plans to resign his current position to serve the county board. Grasso has said he wants to hold both offices. Winner: Chris Kachiroubas (R) Republican …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The results are in. Find out who won the races for county, state and congressional seats and other elections in Darien, Downers Grove and Woodridge.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
When the votes are tallied tonight, check back to Patch for all of the results impacting your neighborhood. Throughout the night, we'll be posting updates on the vote counts and talking about the presidential election and more in our live blog. Tonight: Join Patch's Live Blog As Election Results Roll In Read our election guide for information about local races and candidates. Want to keep talking about the election? Like us on Facebook and get the latest local news sent free to your email:
Patch will keep you up to date Tuesday with all the major state and local races—from the hotly contested congressional districts to the DuPage County Board.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Election Day is finally here. Patch will keep you up to date Tuesday with all the major state and local races—from the hotly contested congressional districts to the DuPage County Board. Everything you need to know to make a decision about how to cast your vote can be found on Patch. The links that follow will lead you to candidate profiles and positions, news coverage and candidate blogs. Find your polling place: LOCAL RACES Because of redistricting required after the 2010 census, all 18 seats on the DuPage County Board are up for grabs this election. There are 29 candidates running in six districts, 18 of which are Republicans and 11 Democrats. Because of redistricting, winners will not immediately know the length of their terms. A …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Cronin will bring the issue to the board for approval on Tuesday.
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin has announced he will introduce a referendum question on the November ballot regarding dual office holders. According to a press release from the county, if the county board approves an advisory referendum, it would ask voters if Illinois law should permit an individual to hold two or more local elected offices simultaneously. Cronin will introduce the measure at the DuPage County Board meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the county board room at 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. The issue of dual elected duty is especially pertinent to two DuPage County mayors who are running for seats on the county board: Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso. Both have said they …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
McMahon has represented District 3 since 2000.
DuPage County Board Member Michael McMahon announced Wednesday that he would not seek re-election in District Three. McMahon was first elected in the district, which includes Darien, Downers Grove, Woodridge, Westmont, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Willowbrook and parts of Naperville, in 2000. "Although I will miss the important work of the board, I thought that the time was just right to focus all of my energies on my family, church, work and community involvement,” McMahon wrote in a statement. McMahon is the chairman of the board's judicial and public safety committee. He also serves on the environmental, finance, legislative and strategic planning committees. Incumbents Brian Krajewski and John Curran have filed as candidates…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A group that is opposing the merger with Kane County voiced its concerns Monday.
The DuPage County Board has approved an agreement between the DuPage and Kane County juvenile detention facilities to cut costs by moving young offenders to Kane County. Per the four-year contract, the Juvenile Justice Center Detention Services of Kane County will house DuPage County’s youth detainees and provide programs, services and education. DuPage County will pay Kane County $110 per day per minor, according to a press release from the DuPage County Board, less than a third of the $357 cost to house youths in DuPage County. DuPage County Board Member Bob Larsen, representative of District 6, has been instrumental in forging the agreement since spring. He said the cost to house youths at the Kane County facility is cheaper because …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Move would unite Kane and DuPage county juvenile programs in a bid to save money.
Updated at 11 a.m. to add comments from DuPage County Board member Bob Larsen. In an effort to cut spending and save money, the DuPage County Board is eyeing a plan to close the county’s juvenile detention center, instead shipping juvenile offenders to the Kane County regional detention center. The Kane/DuPage partnership would move young prisoners to Kane’s 80-bed facility, which currently houses about 48 inmates. But opponents have already taken to the Internet, circulating a petition urging board members to vote against the plan, and members of a local youth outreach organization are working to spread the word. “We’re supposed to keep our kids in our community,” said DuCAP past president Jimmy Barber. DuCAP (DuPage County Area Project) …