DuPage Updates: District 6 News

December 2019 newsletter for DuPage County Board District 6

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West Chicago soccer proclamation

District 6, County Board Celebrate West Chicago Soccer Team

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and District 6 Board members Sheila Rutledge, Bob Larsen, and Jim Zay presented a proclamation to the West Chicago Community High School Boys’ Soccer Team for their incredible season, which culminated with a victory in the Class 3A State Championship!

Housing Authority Grant

Zay, DHA Officials Celebrate $600K Housing Grant

County Board Vice Chairman Jim Zay joined officials with the DuPage Housing Authority on Nov. 22 to celebrate the DHA receiving a $600,000 grant to provide affordable housing to adults with disabilities.

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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!

Pumpkin smash Larsen

Larsen Joins Pumpkin Smash Recycling Event

County Board member Bob Larsen had a “smashing” good time in West Chicago as he assisted with a pumpkin composting event hosted by the First United Methodist Church and SCARCE. In all, SCARCE collected 47.5 tons of pumpkins at their recycling events across the County this fall!

Food Pantry Delivery

Rutledge Delivers Donations to Food Pantry

This Thanksgiving, County Board member Sheila Rutledge delivered more than 300 books and crayons from SCARCE to the West Chicago Food Pantry.

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.

Jay Stream classroom discussion

District 6 Members Speak to Middle Schoolers on Issues

County Board members Sheila Rutledge, Bob Larsen, and Jim Zay spoke to government students at Jay Stream Middle School about local government, the County Board, and issues that are important to them.

Affordable housing meeting

County Board Members Discuss Affordable Housing

County Board Members Greg Hart, Bob Larsen, and Brian Krajewski met with constituents in Oak Brook to discuss affordable housing options for adults with disabilities.

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.

Visitors Bureau 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.

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!

District 6 Intergovernmental meeting

District 6 Members Hold Intergovernmental Meeting

District 6 County Board members Jim Zay, Bob Larsen, and Sheila Rutledge joined mayors from their district to discuss issues facing the County and municipalities.


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