September DuPage County newsletter for District 4

September 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 4

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NACo Awards

DuPage County Receives Three National Awards

County Board member Grant Eckhoff joined other elected official and staff in accepting three achievement awards from the National Association of Counties annual conference in July. DuPage County received awards for its First Offender Call Unified for Success (F.O.C.U.S.) drug treatment program, Stormwater Shared Services Program, and Stormwater Water Quality Flag Program.

Census Committee

Elliott Attends Census Complete Count Committee

County Board member Tim Elliott 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.

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

Stormwater tour

Ozog Tours County Stormwater Facilities

County Board member Mary FitzGerald Ozog joined Sheila Rutledge, Liz Chaplin, and Dawn DeSart for a tour of stormwater facilities at Armstrong Park in Carol Stream and the Elmhurst Quarry.

Elliott trail meeting

Elliott, Local Officials Meet on Trail Plans

County Board member Tim Elliott and DuPage County staff met with officials from Glen Ellyn, Lombard, the Butterfield Park District, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, and Friends of the East Branch DuPage River Trail to plot the route of the new trail. Learn more about the DuPage County Trail system, including the East Branch DuPage River Trail.

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:

Eckhoff corn boil

Eckhoff Attends Corn Boil

County Board member Grant Eckhoff attended the Wheaton Sanitary District Corn Boil with the district's attorney Roger Ritzman, Trustee Jeff Walker, and Trustee Bill Kindorf.

Chaplin immigrant luncheon

Ozog Attends Immigrant Luncheon

DuPage County Board member Mary FitzGerald OzogLiz Chaplin, Dawn DeSart, and Julie Renehan attended the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants Solidarity Luncheon. Congresswomen Jan Schakowski was the keynote speaker.

Hart Innovation DuPage

Elliott Meets with Innovation DuPage

County Board members Tim Elliott and Greg Hart visited Innovation DuPage in Glen Ellyn and met with Executive Director Travis Linderman to discuss how government can partner with industry and higher education to support new business startups.


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