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  • DuPage County Board candidates seek to fill McBride’s term Nov 22, 2014 6:50 PM
    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin hosted a forum for the finalists hoping to fill the county board vacancy in District 4. About 20 residents attended and asked questions.

     
  • Eight finalists named for DuPage board vacancy Nov 21, 2014 5:12 PM
    A former Glen Ellyn village president and the town’s village clerk are among eight finalists seeking to replace the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the DuPage County Board. County board Chairman Dan Cronin reviewed applications from 34 candidates interested in the District 4 board seat that’s been vacant since McBride’s death on Oct. 24. That list has since been narrowed down to the eight finalists.

     
  • New legislation could help with O'Hare plane noise Nov 13, 2014 5:32 AM
    A group of DuPage County Board members learned the county could help residents suffering from O'Hare plane noise by supporting a proposed state law change and lobbying Chicago to update O'Hare's noise compatibility plan. “Any advocacy the county can provide would be greatly appreciated,” Bensenville Village Manager Mike Cassady said.

     
  • DuPage joins effort to reduce O’Hare jet noise Nov 11, 2014 5:15 PM
    With residents in northeast DuPage sending a loud and clear message they want something done to reduce airplane noise from O’Hare International Airport, county board members are getting involved. The board’s work will begin Wednesday evening with the first meeting of its ad hoc committee on airport noise mitigation.

     
  • Cronin seeks applicants for DuPage County Board vacancy Nov 9, 2014 7:45 AM
    Whoever is selected to replace the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the DuPage County Board must support efforts to make county government smarter and more efficient, according to the person responsible for nominating someone for the position. County board Chairman Dan Cronin is accepting applications for the District 4 board seat that’s been vacant since McBride’s death on Oct. 24.

     
  • DuPage’s political pendulum swings in favor of the GOP Nov 5, 2014 7:57 PM
    DuPage County reclaimed its role as a Republican stronghold in Tuesday’s election — just two years after Democrats appeared to be making significant inroads. In 2012, DuPage voters supported President Barack Obama and elected a handful of local Democrats, leading some to believe the county’s political base was shifting. That shift came to a halt — at least for now — on Tuesday when Republican Bruce Rauner received nearly 61 percent of the DuPage vote en route to his victory over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

     
  • Republicans sweep DuPage County Board races Nov 5, 2014 12:16 AM
    Republicans swept to a major victory on the DuPage County Board Tuesday, easily winning all five contested seats. The election leaves just two Democrats on the 18-member board.

     
  • Cronin wins second term as DuPage County Board chairman Nov 5, 2014 12:32 AM
    Dan Cronin secured a second term as DuPage County Board chairman by defeating Democratic challenger Robert Peickert. Cronin received nearly 65 percent of the unofficial vote totals. “I’m excited,” he said. “I love my job.”

     
  • Hot races in DuPage County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Voters throughout DuPage County will travel to the polls on Tuesday to pick who will represent them at the county, state and congressional level. Here’s a look at four of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

     
  • DuPage chairman candidates debate the fairgrounds Oct 29, 2014 4:54 PM
    A candidate for DuPage County Board chairman is suggesting one way the county fairgrounds could expand without moving the DuPage County Fair. But Robert Peickert’s opponent in next week’s election — incumbent Dan Cronin — says Peickert’s idea for the fairgrounds falls flat because it involves using the 42-acre site in Wheaton as an outdoor concert venue.

     
  • DuPage board members pay tribute to McBride Oct 28, 2014 5:53 PM
    Jerry “JR” McBride was a politician who cared little about the politics that came with being a DuPage County Board member, friends say. On Tuesday, those who had served with him on the county board remembered McBride as someone who became an elected official to do good things and help others. “He was about doing what is right,” former board member Jeff Redick said. “That’s what made him so important to this board. He always put the needs of other people before himself.”

     
  • DuPage candidates strongly differ on stormwater fee Oct 27, 2014 3:05 PM
    A state law that gave DuPage County the ability to impose a stormwater utility fee continues to divide county board candidates. District 4 county board incumbent Grant Eckhoff says he would support adopting the fee as a way to pay for flood relief projects throughout DuPage. But Jeremy Custer, Eckhoff’s challenger in the Nov. 4 election, is opposed to the fee.

     
  • DuPage County Board mourns death of member J.R. McBride Oct 24, 2014 9:21 PM
    The life of the DuPage County Board has passed away. J.R. McBride, who represented county board District 4, died early Friday morning at his Glen Ellyn home after a long battle with cancer. He was 47. On Friday, friends used words like “funny,” “smart,” and “gregarious” to describe McBride, an insurance broker who had served on the county board since 2006.

     
  • Lawmakers press for more thorium cleanup money Oct 21, 2014 5:30 AM
    With money running out to pay for removal of radioactive thorium waste at a former factory site in West Chicago, local officials are appealing to the federal government for help. So far, their request for as much as $40 million in federal funding for the cleanup hasn’t been granted.

     
  • Berlin rejects DuPage clerk candidate’s request for investigation Oct 20, 2014 1:06 PM
    DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says there's no evidence to support a claim that county clerk candidate Paul Hinds improperly used county employees to notorize his nominating papers.

     
  • DuPage candidates differ on consolidating fire districts Oct 19, 2014 6:14 AM
    DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer says county officials are “moving too fast” to consolidate fire districts and fire departments. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election — District 4 incumbent Grant Eckhoff — insists he’s already waited five years to see progress made on the fire consolidation issue.

     
  • Oak Brook man donates $50,000 for heroin fight Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    After losing his 18-year-old grandson to a heroin overdose in March, Edward Heil wanted to do something to prevent others from being killed by the drug. On Thursday, the Oak Brook man donated $50,000 to the DuPage Narcan Program, which trains police officers on how to administer the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan.

     
  • Endorsement: Cronin an outstanding leader for DuPage County Oct 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Dan Cronin for DuPage County Board Chairman

     
  • Doing enough on O’Hare noise? DuPage board candidates debate Oct 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    Last month, DuPage County Board candidate Rolly Waller blasted his opponent, Paul Fichtner, and the county board for doing nothing to address airplane noise from O’Hare International Airport. Now, Waller is criticizing the board’s attempt to do something. "They should have done something several months ago,” Waller said. “Shame on him for making this a political issue,” Fichtner said.

     
  • DuPage considering pay hike for sheriff’s supervisors Oct 14, 2014 6:35 PM
    DuPage County Board members on Tuesday postponed action on a request to boost the salaries of supervisors in the sheriff’s department. Sheriff John Zaruba has told board members that in some cases his deputies are being paid almost as much as their supervisors.

     
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