DuPage Updates: District 4 News

December 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 4

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Glen Ellyn grant

Elliott, Ozog Celebrate Glen Ellyn Grant Award

County Board members Tim Elliott and Mary FitzGerald Ozog joined public officials celebrating a $14.4 million federal grant that will help revitalize the Glen Ellyn railway commuter station. The project calls for a new train station and construction of a pedestrian tunnel to enhance safety. U.S. Reps. Raja Krishnamoorthi and Sean Casten, RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard and Glen Ellyn President Diane McGinley were among those who attended the announcement on Nov. 23.

Epilepsy Month Awareness

County Board Celebrates National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Chairman Dan Cronin and County Board members Mary FitzGerald Ozog and Pete DiCianni presented a proclamation recognizing November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month to Mike Axelrod, a Board member from the Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, an organization that advocates for research and treatment for this disorder, which impacts 65 million people worldwide.

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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!

Eckhoff Employee BreakfastOzog Employee Breakfast

Board Members Thank County Staff at Employee Breakfast

County Board members Grant Eckhoff (above) and Mary FitzGerald Ozog (below) served breakfast to DuPage County staff on Dec. 11 as an end-of-year thank-you breakfast for employees.

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.

Election Warehouse Tour

County Board Members Tour Election Warehouse

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

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.

DCVB annual membership breakfast

Board Members Attend DCVB Annual Breakfast

Economic Development Committee Chairman Tim Elliott and County Board member Sheila Rutledge attended the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau annual membership breakfast.

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.

Veterans Day service

Ozog Attends Veterans Service

County Board member and Navy mom Mary FitzGerald Ozog attended the snowy Glen Ellyn Veterans Day service at Lake Ellyn, joined by Navy veteran Rick Tiberghien.

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!


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