DuPage Updates: District 1 News

December 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 1

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Opioid grant announcement

Tornatore, DuPage Officials Announce $1.16 Million Grant to Address Opioids

County Board member and Board of Health President Sam Tornatore joined Congressman Bill Foster, Sheriff Jim Mendrick, Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen, and DuPage County Health Department Executive Director Karen Ayala to announce a $1.16 million Bureau of Justice Assistance grant to address the high rates of opioid use and overdoses, and the lack of treatment options for incarcerated people in DuPage County.

Earth Friendly Products Earth Flag

Earth Friendly Products Receives Earth Flag

County Board members Don Puchalski and Ashley Selmon joined Environmental Committee Chairwoman Liz Chaplin in presenting an Earth Flag to Earth Friendly Products in Addison for their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment and advance their sustainability efforts.

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Volunteers: Our Reason for Thanks!
This holiday season, we’re thankful for all the wonderful volunteers who help our DuPage County staff, including Krystyna Domagala, whose hard work and creativity benefits our feline friends at DuPage County Animal Services. Check out the Daily Herald’s profile, which ran as part of their holiday “Someone We Should be Thankful For” series.

Register to Vote
Have you registered to vote? The 2020 election is coming up, so make sure you’ve registered!

Learn About the 2020 Census
DuPage County’s Complete Count Committee continues to meet to discuss outreach efforts and ways to promote the U.S. Census. Click here to learn more about the U.S. Census and DuPage County’s Complete Count Committee. Looking to assist in the Census efforts? Go to the U.S. Census website to learn about Census job opportunities.

County Resource Site Gets Update
DuPage County has updated its DuPage CRIS portal! CRIS is a website that provides more than 1,000 resources that can assist residents in need. The site is now more user-friendly and easier to navigate. Check out the updated site!

District 1 intergovernmental meeting

Puchalski, Tornatore Attend Intergovernmental Meeting

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

County Board Approves FY2020 Budget

On Nov. 26, the DuPage County Board approved its Fiscal Year 2020 budget with a balanced, $476.2 million spending plan.

The budget provides funding to replace the County’s 40-year-old property tax administration system, increase the Sheriff’s patrol capacity and replace 16 patrol vehicles. The FY2020 Budget also provides $1 million in grant-funded local social services to DuPage’s neediest residents through the Human Services Grant Fund. The Heroin Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Taskforce receives $100,000 to continue the countywide fight against heroin and opioid addiction. The budget also includes an increased allocation for the DuPage County Clerk’s Election Division to conduct the 2020 primary and Presidential elections.

To view the full 2020 County budget document, visit www.dupageco.org/finance.

Election Division Tour

County Board Members Tour Election Warehouse

County Board members Ashley Selmon, Dawn DeSart, and Mary FitzGerald Ozog toured the County Clerk's Election Division storage warehouse in September.

DuPage County Seeking Input on ADA Plan

DuPage County will begin holding public meetings for input on the County’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for pedestrian access on County roadways.

The DuPage Division of Transportation (DuDOT) is circulating a draft version of the plan for public comment and will accept public comment through Jan. 21, 2020. The first public meeting to discuss the ADA Plan will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Addison Village Hall, 1 Friendship Plaza, Addison.
Residents will be able to talk with staff about the proposed plan and provide feedback.

To see a copy of the plan, please visit the DuDOT ADA website.

Education forum

ROE Hosts Government Forum

DuPage County Board members Don Puchalski, Tim Elliott, and Jim Zay spoke on a panel for school superintendents and the DuPage Regional Office of Education with state Reps. Kathleen Willis, Deb Conroy, and Terra Costa Howard.

Be Safe Around Snow Plows

Be Safe Around Snow Plows Video

T'is the season for snowy, icy driving conditions. Our DOT crews will be busy clearing County roadways this holiday season. Learn more about how to keep yourself and plow drivers safe!

Service Organization Fundraiser

Puchalski Raises Money for Service Organizations

County Board member Don Puchalski and Addison Mayor Richard Veenstra helped raise money for 17 service organizations at the village’s annual Community Ball on Nov. 17.


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