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  • Two DuPage panels each welcome a new member Dec 9, 2014 5:27 PM
    The DuPage County Board and county forest preserve commission welcomed new members Tuesday when they both filled vacancies on their respective boards. Karyn Romano of Glen Ellyn has been appointed to finish the term of the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the county board. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Redick of Elmhurst has been appointed to forest preserve President Joseph Cantore’s former seat on the forest preserve commission.

     
  • Warrenville woman committed to helping DuPage's ownerless pets Dec 1, 2014 11:00 AM
    As one of longest-serving volunteers at the DuPage County Animal Care and Control facility in Wheaton, Barbara Zeiler has dedicated herself to helping the animals. “Barb is a wonderful asset for the shelter,” said Dr. Todd Faraone, the veterinary administrator who oversees the facility. “Her first thought is always for the animals and what she can do for the animals."

     
  • DuPage elected officials sworn in Dec 1, 2014 10:08 PM
    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin kicked off his second term on Monday night while a new era began at the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Cronin was sworn in during an inauguration ceremony in Wheaton that included him talking about what lies ahead for county government. “Taxpayers can be certain that we will continue to be a model for good government in Illinois and demonstrate what thoughtful and purposeful leadership is all about,” Cronin said to the audience.

     
  • Bush impresses crowd in early visit to Lombard Dec 1, 2014 4:32 PM
    Former President George W. Bush was funny, candid and relaxed during the first of two appearances Monday in DuPage County. County board Chairman Dan Cronin and his wife met Bush at a private charity event in Lombard that raised money for affordable housing. The event was hosted by Dan Goodwin, chairman and CEO for the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies. “He’s very engaging, very personable,” Cronin said of Bush. “One on one he shines. His personality is warm, and he has a good sense of humor. It really comes through very strong.”

     
  • DuPage receives $70,000 donation to fight heroin Nov 28, 2014 4:33 PM
    Moved by the actions of an Oak Brook man who lost his grandson to heroin, a group has donated $70,000 to a DuPage County program that equips police officers with the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan. The Friends of Ed Heil group, which is coordinated by the Palumbo Family Foundation, made its donation to the DuPage Narcan program earlier this week during a county board meeting.

     
  • Longtime DuPage County clerk ready for retirement Nov 28, 2014 10:24 AM
    DuPage County Clerk Gary King has taken his final roll call. After spending nearly 20 years as a county employee and then serving another 28 years as an elected official, King is ready for retirement. His last day will be Saturday, when he comes into the office to tie up some loose ends. “I really had a great time,” the Glen Ellyn resident said. “I love doing what I’m doing, but it’s time for me to leave.”

     
  • Glen Ellyn business owner chosen to fill DuPage vacancy Nov 26, 2014 12:15 PM
    A Glen Ellyn business owner has been tapped to replace the late Jerry “JR” McBride on the DuPage County Board. Board Chairman Dan Cronin said Wednesday that Karyn M. Romano is his choice to fill the District 4 board seat that’s been vacant since McBride’s death on Oct. 24. The full board is scheduled to vote Dec. 9 on Romano’s appointment. “I’m thrilled and delighted that a person of her caliber, talent and work experience wants to serve,” Cronin said of Romano.

     
  • DuPage approves $449.4 million spending plan for 2015 Nov 25, 2014 6:07 PM
    DuPage County will start its fiscal year Monday with a spending plan that sets aside money for heroin prevention education, human services grants and a list of capital projects. The $449.4 million budget, which county board members adopted on Tuesday, also doesn’t increase property taxes. “We are commitment to doing more with less,” county board Chairman Dan Cronin said before the vote. “This budget is a testament to that pledge.”

     
  • Could Chicago Symphony site disrupt DuPage County's blue heron population? Nov 25, 2014 5:28 AM
    Some fear the largest communal nesting ground for great blue herons in DuPage County could be abandoned if the Chicago Symphony Orchestra builds a permanent outdoor concert venue in Naperville. “The herons would be way too close to a music stadium,” said Marty Fielder, who along with Judith Nesbitt is hoping the DuPage County Forest Preserve District will acquire the property before the CSO to protect the birds.

     
  • 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.”

     
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