DuPage County Board District 1 newsletter for December 2017

December 2017 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 1

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DOT Ethics Awards

DOT, Ethics Commission Honored by Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin, Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski, DOT crews and the County's Ethics Commission received recognition from Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti for exemplary intergovernmental cooperation for the County's reforms of the Ethics Ordinance and joint-purchasing contract for road salt. The stories were featured in the Lieutenant Governor’s Journal of Local Government Shared Services Best Practices.

FY 2018 County Budget Approved with No Property Tax Increase

The DuPage County Board approved the Fiscal Year 2018 budget without increasing the County portion of the property tax levy for the 10th consecutive year. The County balanced its budget despite a $3.5 million cut in revenue from the state. Click here to view the full budget.

Loaves and Fishes

Cronin, County Board Volunteer at Loaves & Fishes

Chairman Dan Cronin and County Board member Sam Tornatore packed holiday food boxes and assisted volunteers and clients at Loaves & Fishes in Naperville. The Chairman and Board members volunteered as part of the County’s Do GOOD DuPage initiative. Learn more and share your “Do Good” story at www.givingdupage.org.

Sam Tornatore


Cronin Opens Third Annual Transform Illinois Conference

Transform Illinois

Chairman Dan Cronin delivered opening remarks at the third annual Transform Illinois conference in Oak Brook. The conference focused on government reform efforts in Illinois and presented its annual Transformer Awards to legislators, municipalities and residents who prioritize and promote shared services, local government collaboration and consolidation, including Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti. To learn more about Transform Illinois, visit www.transformillinois.org.

Award winners

Fichtner Addresses Elmhurst Rotary Club

Fichtner Rotary

County Board member Paul Fichtner shared information about the County’s mission, the state and local budget, and O’Hare Airport noise when he spoke to the Rotary Club of Elmhurst during a meeting at Wilder Mansion. 

Bridge Ribbon Cutting

Tornatore Attends Ribbon Cutting for New Bridge

County Board member Sam Tornatore and the Illinois Department of Transportation celebrated a new bridge and reconstruction of the intersection at York Road and Irving Park Road in Bensenville.

Puchalski Attends John Noel Conference

Puchalski John Noel

Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski attended the annual John Noel Public Transit Conference at Northern Illinois University in Naperville with fellow County Board member Tim Elliott.

Route 390 opening

Cronin Cuts Ribbon on Route 390

Chairman Dan Cronin and other local officials cut the ribbon on the new Illinois Tollway Route 390. The 2.5-mile road runs from Lake Street in Hanover Park to Route 83 in Bensenville. The Route 390 project marked an important step toward achieving western access to O’Hare Airport.


District 1

DuPage County Events

County Offices Closed – Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
The DuPage County government offices will be closed for business on Monday, Dec. 25 and Monday, Jan. 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day.

County Offices Closed – Jan. 15
The DuPage County government offices will be closed for business on Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.