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  • Carol Stream site escapes park taxes for 6 years May 17, 2012 6:37 AM
    Residents of the Fountains at Town Center subdivision in Carol Stream are able to pay resident rates for park district programs and use of park facilities like the pool and fitness center -- even though they aren't paying taxes for them. It was the result of an oversight by parks officials in 1995 when the land was annexed into the village but not the park district.

     
  • Carol Stream site escapes park taxes for 6 years May 17, 2012 12:43 PM
    Residents of the Fountains at Town Center subdivision in Carol Stream are able to pay resident rates for park district programs and use of park facilities like the pool and fitness center even though they aren't paying taxes for them. It was the result of an oversight by parks officials in 1995 when the land was annexed into the village and within the boundaries of other governmental taxing bodies but not the park district.

     
  • Fish release to help Bloomingdale Township food pantry Apr 12, 2012 3:39 PM
    It may be a slimy way to start a weekend, but it's also a chance to help out. The Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club will host its annual Release the Fish events at 9 a.m. Saturday to stock Lakeview Pond in Bloomingdale and Turner Pond in Roselle.

     
  • Should Milton Township be dissolved? Residents to have say Tuesday Apr 9, 2012 1:50 PM
    Most of the annual town meetings planned for Tuesday night at DuPage Countys nine townships are pretty standard gatherings where residents will get updates about what the townships are doing. But in Milton Township, the focus will be on the need for township government itself. Residents attending Miltons town meeting will take a vote on whether two advisory questions should be placed on the November ballot, including one asking for the end of township government.

     
  • DuPage townships to pay more for extra cop patrols Apr 6, 2012 5:30 AM
    Four DuPage County townships will continue to have extra sheriffs deputies patrol their unincorporated neighborhoods for at least another year, despite being asked to pay more for the program. But officials in three of the townships say they might have trouble paying for the special policing districts if the county board continues with plans to have more cost increases.

     
  • Want a say about township government? Now's the time Feb 29, 2012 12:02 PM
    Daily Herald investigations into how townships spend tax dollars led some townships to change how they do business. Others stayed with the status quo. Upcoming township annual meetings give residents the chance for a direct say in how their township operates. But a deadline to get a public petition on the agenda is Thursday.

     
  • Milton Twp. trustees don't work enough for pensions Nov 30, 2011 1:53 PM
    Milton Township officials will stop allowing trustees to take part in the agency's pension program. An audit of the organization shows the trustees can't vouch for the 1,000 hours of work required to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund program. But other townships continue the practice. “I don't think we think the job demands the 1,000 hours required,” said Milton Township Supervisor Chris Heidorn.

     
  • DuPage County property assessments continue falling Nov 21, 2011 5:14 AM
    Residential property assessments in DuPage County, which are used to determine next year's tax bills for homeowners, have fallen by nearly 7 percent due to the struggling housing market. “We’ve had an unprecedented residential property market in the last several years,” said DuPage Supervisor of Assessments Craig Dovel. who expects the downward trend to continue.

     
  • Which township trustees are getting pensions Jul 13, 2011 6:04 AM
    In addition to making a few thousand dollars annually for attending 12 meetings each year, some suburban township trustees will be getting pensions when they are no longer in office.

     
  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

     
  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

     
  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

     
  • Yes on garbage deals in Bloomingdale, Wayne townships Mar 20, 2011 11:02 PM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote in both Bloomingdale and Wayne townships on referendums to negotiate trash-hauling contracts.

     
  • Wayne Twp. residents question garbage referendum Mar 18, 2011 3:39 PM
    What seemed like a win-win referendum question about offering waste hauling to residents who ask for it in Bloomingdale and Wayne Townships is turning to suspicion about creating a monopoly and raising prices.

     
  • Township refuse vote an easy choice Feb 18, 2011 3:19 PM
    There will be an important referendum for residents of the unincorporated areas of Bloomingdale Township on the ballot April 5. If passed this referendum will authorize the township to negotiate, contract and administer a refuse collection and recycling program for the residents of the unincorporated areas of the township.

     
  • DuPage voters asked many questions, but few about tax increases Feb 14, 2011 10:34 PM
    DuPage County voters are going to be asked to weigh in on mosty advisory questions during the April election.

     
  • Former Bloomingdale Twp. Republican leader dies Feb 14, 2011 5:56 PM
    Longtime former Bloomingdale Township Supervisor William S. "Bill" Kassal of Medinah dies. Services are Wednesday.

     
  • Snow help available to Hanover Park seniors, disabled Feb 1, 2011 6:46 PM
    Hanover and Bloomingdale townships can help Hanover Park seniors and disabled residents with snow removal.

     
  • Thanks to all who got involved Nov 5, 2010 2:38 PM
    I would like to take a moment to thank all of those who worked with us in this past election cycle. It has been a joy an honor to work with so many dedicated of people. There are a few groups I would like to thank here in a public manner.

     
  • Cronin bent on grabbing power May 15, 2010 12:01 AM
    Rumor has it that there will be an election in November, but State Sen. Dan Cronin, Republican candidate for chairman of the DuPage County Board, is apparently not going to wait for that formality before making a power grab.

     
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