DuPage County Board District 1 News for March 2018

March 2018 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 1

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County Board, Heroin Taskforce Meet with Congressman


Chairman Dan Cronin, County Board member Sam Tornatore, the DuPage County Health Department, and the Heroin-Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce met with U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi to discuss the efforts around DuPage County to prevent and treat opioid addiction.

Rep. Krishnamoorthi heard from treatment and health professionals as they outlined ideas to combat the heroin epidemic in our community.

Puchalski DOT

Puchalski Discusses DOT Plan with Residents

DuPage County Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski talked with residents who provided input at the Long Range Transportation Plan public meeting in Addison.

Fichtner OEM tour Girl Scouts

Fichtner Meets Local Girl Scouts Touring Emergency Management Center

County Board member Paul Fichtner welcomes Girl Scouts from Troops 41253 and 42147 as they tour the County's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management as part of their Inside Government badge.

Central Signal System

DuPage County to Expand Central Signal System, Connect with Naperville

DuPage County Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski reviews the County's Traffic Management System, which allows the County to observe traffic in real-time and make signal adjustments. The County is partnering with Naperville to expand its system.

Currently, the system includes 72 traffic signals, which will grow to approximately 200 signals after the expansion. There will be 60 cameras in operation on the County highway system that can be remotely accessed to observe traffic operations and road conditions.

Tornatore DuPage Revitalization Program

Home Demolished Through DuPage Revitalization Program

County Board member Sam Tornatore spearheaded the DuPage Neighborhood Revitalization Program, which increases residents' safety and improves neighborhoods. As part of the program, the County obtains court orders to repair or remove dilapidated or abandoned buildings in unincorporated areas. County crews demolished this Glen Ellyn property in February.

Black History Month

County Recognizes Black History Month

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin presented a proclamation honoring Black History Month to Michael Childress, President of the DuPage Chapter of the NAACP, and Dr. Tracy Scott.

Sam balloons

Board Members Lift Spirits at DuPage Care Center

County Board member Sam Tornatore filled balloons for residents at the Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center in celebration of Valentine’s Day.

DuPage County Announces 2018 Scholarship Program

The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential.

The Community Services Block Grant scholarship supplements the cost of tuition, books, supplies, and other school-related items for a semester or a quarter to offset the student’s needs. This scholarship is funded and designed in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The scholarship award amounts will vary this year from $500 to $1,500 and special consideration is given to students interested in high-technology fields or other occupations in emerging fields.

Applications are available at the DuPage County Department of Community Services Office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, or online at www.dupageco.org/CSBG. Completed applications and support documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 4.


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DuPage County Events

Sustainable Design Challenge – April 17
DuPage County high school students will display building and landscape models that use environmentally and water friendly design practices at the 12th annual Sustainable Design Challenge. The projects will be on display from 9 to 11:15 a.m. on the third floor of the JTK Administration Building, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton.

DuPage Veterans Foundation Fundraiser – May 5
The DuPage Veterans Foundation will raise money for Honor Flight Chicago at an event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 at the DuPage Airport, 2700 International Drive, West Chicago. The event will include military vehicles, bagpiping, a silent auction, and more. For more details, please visit www.dupageveteransfoundation.org.

Veterans Honor Day – May 16
DuPage County Recorder Fred Bucholz will host a day dedicated to active and veteran military personnel on May 16 at the Recorder’s Office. In appreciation of their service, Honor Rewards is a free reward program which currently provides community discounts at more than 150 participating area businesses. Refreshments will also be provided.

Memorial Day – May 28
County offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.