DuPage Updates: District 5 News

December 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 5

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Muslim Leadership Award

Covert Receives Civic Leadership Award

The Muslim American Leadership Alliance honored County Board member Sadia Covert with a Civic Leadership Award at the Chicago History Museum in November.

DeSart Safety Saturday

DeSart Attends Safety Saturday

County Board member Dawn DeSart attended Sheriff Jim Mendrick’s annual Safety Saturday celebration in September.

Parent Employment Project

Covert Honors Parents Alliance Employment Project

County Board member Sadia Covert joined representatives from Calamos, Choose DuPage and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as they honored the Parents Alliance Employment Project. To learn more about this group dedicated to providing opportunity for people with disabilities visit www.parents-alliance.org.

DuPage News You Can Use!

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!

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!

Healy Census Committee Meeting

Healy Leads Complete Count Committee

County Board member Jim Healy led the Sept. 17 Complete Count Committee meeting and received input on 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 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.

Flu Shot DeSart

DeSart Receives Flu Shot

County Board member Dawn DeSart attended the Community Health Fair on Sept. 8 at the Islamic Center in Naperville and got her flu shot.

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 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.

Covert League of Women Voters

Covert Speaks at LWV Forum

County Board member Sadia Covert attended and spoke at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters in September at the Downers Grove Public Library.

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!

Election Warehouse tour

County Board Members Tour Election Warehouse

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


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