September DuPage County newsletter for District 1

September 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 1

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Transportation savings

Puchalski Celebrates DOT Grant for Energy Efficiency

Chairman Dan Cronin, Transportation Committee Chairman Don Puchalski, and County DOT staff received a grant from ComEd for nearly $300,000 to convert 340 traffic signals and 1,000 street lights to LED, saving $40,000 annually. The grants were recognized during a County Board meeting on June 25 when ComEd Customer Assistance Program Manager Cynthia Thomas presented the check to the County representatives.

Sam Tornatore health conference

Tornatore Speaks at National Health Conference

County Board member and President of the DuPage County Health Department Board Sam Tornatore presented at the National Association of Local Boards of Health conference in Denver. DCHD Behavioral Health Director Lori Carnahan and DCHD Executive Director Karen Ayala joined him in discussing how behavioral health services are helping those in the criminal justice system in DuPage.

DuPage in the News

DuPage County’s Clean and Lien Program is continuing to help residents across the County. From the Daily Herald: How DuPage County's 'clean and lien' program helps fix neighborhood eyesores

Make that seven dissolved units of local government. From the Daily Herald: DuPage secures court order to disband Lombard-area sanitary district

Protecting the voiceless. From the Daily Herald: What suburban residents are doing to shut 'puppy mills' down

Census committee

Selmon Attends Census Complete Count Committee

County Board member Ashley Selmon attends a meeting of DuPage County's Complete Count Committee. The Committee has met twice, hearing presentations from the U.S. Census Bureau and the DuPage Geographic Information Systems Division. The Committee will provide direction and advice to ensure an accurate 2020 Census count of DuPage County residents.

Puchalski welcomes Bloomingdale store

Puchalski Welcomes New Bloomingdale Store

County Board member Don Puchalski joined the Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Franco Coladipietro for the ribbon cutting of a new Xfinity store.

Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

DuPage Recycling Efforts

Did you know that DuPage County is home to one of four long-term household hazardous waste collection facilities in the state? Hazardous waste is abundant in households, from fire extinguishers to typical cleaners that fall into the “hard-to-dispose-of” category. For the safety of waste and recycling haulers and the environment, it is important to not place such items in the trash or recycling bin.

The Regional Household Hazardous Waste Facility is located at 156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville. Any Illinois resident can utilize this facility to dispose of household hazardous waste; business waste cannot be accepted at the site.

The facility is open Saturdays and Sundays (excluding holidays) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find out what you can bring and other recycling information by visiting the County’s website:

Intergovernmental meeting

Puchalski, Tornatore Attend Intergovernmental Meeting

County Board members Don Puchalski and Sam Tornatore attended an intergovernmental meeting Sept. 4 in Addison. Representatives from the school districts, park, library, police, and fire departments provided information and updates for all to share.

Love Lives Here Selmon

Selmon Attends Love Lives Here Event

County Board member Ashley Selmon joined Rev. Joseph Johnson at the Love Lives Here event at the First United Methodist Church of Elmhurst. The event commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and celebrates the beginning of the gay rights movement in the United States.


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