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  • 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

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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 Elmhurst plan to use quarry Oct 7, 2014 3:09 PM
    DuPage County officials are trying to determine whether an Elmhurst quarry that helps keep Salt Creek inside its banks also should be used to prevent nearby homes from flooding. Elmhurst officials say the city has experienced three major floods since 2010. To help address the problem, they’re asking to run a pipe into the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility, a reservoir along Route 83 owned and operated by the county.

     
  • DuPage board candidates tackle budget, social issues Oct 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    DuPage County Board member John Curran says he would continue to pursue ways to deliver county services more efficiently if he’s elected to another term on the board. Meanwhile, his opponent in next month’s election — Pamela Miles — is promising to promote community involvement by being a visible presence in the district she hopes to represent.

     
  • Candidates talk political activism at Waubonsie Valley Sep 30, 2014 5:35 PM
    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent — what’s important is being active in the political process. That’s the message candidates from local, state and national races relayed to about 400 students during a forum Monday at HYPERLINK "http://wvhs.ipsd.org/"Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora.

     
  • DuPage clerk candidate wants opponent’s petitions investigated Sep 30, 2014 4:50 PM
    Paul Hinds’ opponent in the DuPage County clerk’s race is calling for an investigation into whether the longtime county employee violated any laws or ethics rules by having co-workers notarize his petitions and other nominating papers.

     
  • Stormwater funding divides DuPage chairman candidates Sep 28, 2014 5:59 AM
    DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 4 election — Robert Peickert — have differing views on how the county could raise additional dollars for stormwater projects. Peickert suggests increasing property taxes, while Cronin opposes that.

     
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra might build summer home in Naperville Sep 23, 2014 6:09 AM
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is considering a privately owned site in Naperville as a location for a permanent outdoor concert venue. But DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin says a lot has to happen before the proposal becomes a reality.

     
  • DuPage board candidates debate job training Sep 19, 2014 4:41 PM
    Two Aurora residents vying for the same spot on the DuPage County Board have differing views on whether the county is doing enough to help unemployed and underemployed residents find jobs.

     
  • DuPage board candidates debate outreach efforts Sep 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    A longtime incumbent on the DuPage County Board says he’s always been accessible to residents who reach out to him. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election is promising to be the type of board member who reaches out to the constituents.

     
  • W. Chicago intersection to get $9.4 million upgrade Sep 10, 2014 4:46 PM
    A busy intersection in West Chicago is scheduled to get a roughly $9.4 million makeover next year to improve the flow of traffic between Kane and DuPage counties. DuPage County Board members this week approved an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation for intersection improvements and traffic signal modernization at Fabyan Parkway and Route 38.

     
  • DuPage’s proposed budget holds line on property taxes Sep 9, 2014 4:12 PM
    Saying DuPage government is sensitive to the needs of taxpayers, county board Chairman Dan Cronin is proposing a budget for 2015 that won’t increase property taxes. Cronin on Tuesday presented a $447.2 million spending plan that is being referred to as a “maintenance” budget.

     
  • Neighbors rally against Hinsdale club's skeet shooting plan Aug 15, 2014 5:17 AM
    Residents opposing a plan to build a seasonal skeet shooting range at a private country club near Hinsdale say the proposal would cause noise, pollution and other problems. More than 100 neighbors urged DuPage County officials to reject Ruth Lake Country Club's request for a conditional use permit for a gun club on its golf course. “This gunshot range ... is going to destroy a way of life for us,” Ron Hanson said.

     
  • DuPage sheriff wants higher pay for supervisors Aug 13, 2014 1:01 AM
    Because deputies in some instances are making nearly as much money as their bosses, the DuPage County sheriff’s office is requesting extra funding to increase the salaries of the department’s supervisors. But with the sheriff’s office and the county’s human resources department providing conflicting salary information, county board members say they can’t decide whether the additional $536,000 a year is justified.

     
  • DuPage County approves contracts with lobbyists Aug 13, 2014 10:00 AM
    DuPage County Board members have agreed to spend $284,000 to continue using four lobbying firms at the state and federal levels. “I can tell you firsthand how important it is to have advocates on the ground representing the county,” said Cronin, a former state lawmaker.

     
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