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  • 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.

  • Hinsdale country club seeks DuPage’s OK for skeet shooting Aug 11, 2014 4:27 PM
    Ruth Lake Country Club, a private golf club near Hinsdale, is asking for permission to offer skeet shooting for its members during the wintertime. Some expect residents to complain. “I would imagine the biggest issues that will come up — apart from shooting guns on the golf course — are going to be what the hours are going to be, what the decibel levels are going to be and what the lighting situation is going to be,” said Paul Hoss, DuPage County’s zoning coordinator.

  • DuPage County to receive $18.9 million in federal flood relief Aug 8, 2014 2:27 PM
    More than a year after storms caused major flooding throughout DuPage, the county is poised to receive a second round of federal disaster recovery money. Officials say the county — which had thousands of properties suffer flood damage in April 2013 — is planning to use $18.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay for flood-prevention projects and buy homes that chronically flood.

  • DuPage to decide whether to keep lobbyists Aug 4, 2014 4:40 PM
    A county board committee on Tuesday is expected to recommend whether DuPage should spend $284,000 to continue using four lobbying firms to push its legislative agenda. Two of the firms — All-Circo Inc. and V.A. Persico Consulting Inc. — are working with state lawmakers on the county’s behalf. Another firm, BGR Government Affairs LLC, focuses on federal initiatives.

  • DuPage County Board approves heroin programming for schools Jul 9, 2014 5:35 AM
    This fall, students at a dozen schools in DuPage County will learn about the dangers of heroin through a program started by the Robert Crown Centers for Health Education. DuPage County board members unanimously approved a nearly $68,000 contract Tuesday morning with Robert Crown to provide the opioid prevention education. The money to pay for the programming is coming from the $100,000 the board set aside to create a public education campaign in response to the record number of heroin deaths last year.

  • DuPage residents invited to share views on county budget Jul 1, 2014 10:09 AM
    Before drafting a proposed budget for next year, DuPage County officials want to know what county services are most important to the public. Officials are hoping to get the answer to that other questions by inviting county residents to respond to an online survey. “The survey is one of a few pieces that go into creating the budget,” county board member Paul Fichtner said.

  • Two DuPage Democrats knocked off the November ballot Jun 27, 2014 6:20 PM
    The campaigns of two Democrats came to an end Friday in DuPage County after an electoral board decided the candidate’s names won’t appear on the November ballot.

  • Four DuPage candidates face fight to stay on the ballot Jun 15, 2014 4:43 PM
    Four candidates the DuPage Democratic Party put on the November ballot will need to overcome legal challenges to stay there. “This is what the Republicans do when we have nominations," said Robert Peickert, who is chairman of the local Democratic organization and a candidate for DuPage County Board chairman.

  • Mold shuts down Kane County morgue, and Lauzen’s unhappy Jun 13, 2014 4:50 PM
    All Kane County dead bodies requiring further investigation will go to DuPage County's morgue for at least the short term. While looking into the purchase of a new freezer, Kane County Coroner Rob Russell discovered a black mold infestation serious enough to tape off the facility until it is remediated. County board Chairman Chris Lauzen said if Russell would have purchased a new freezer earlier there would be no mold problem.

  • Democrats find candidates to challenge GOP in DuPage races Jun 4, 2014 4:45 PM
    DuPage County’s Democratic organization doesn’t want to concede two high-profile countywide positions and several county board seats to the Republicans without a fight. To prevent that from happening, the party has picked candidates to run in the November election for DuPage County Board chairman, DuPage County Forest Preserve president and three county board seats.

  • DuPage County to vote on salaries for elected officials Jun 3, 2014 2:18 PM
    The DuPage County Board is expected to vote Tuesday morning on a series of proposals that will set the annual salaries of six county board members and five countywide elected officials. Four-year pay schedules must be established for the county board chairman, sheriff, treasurer, clerk, regional superintendent of schools and the county board members.

  • DuPage County Board puts brakes on raises after legal questions arise May 28, 2014 2:24 PM
    Decisions about the annual salaries of six DuPage County Board members and five countywide offices have been pushed back to next week after a political candidate opposed to pay raises questioned the legality of the scheduled votes. “Placing pending raises for elected officials in a thick agenda packet posted the Friday night before a three-day holiday, then voting the following (work) day, doesn’t meet my criteria for transparency,” said Jean Kaczmarek, a Democrat running for county clerk.

  • DuPage businesses seek repeal of video gambling ban May 14, 2014 5:18 AM
    Nearly five years after DuPage County became the first county in Illinois to prohibit video gambling machines, some businesses and a park district are asking for the ban to be repealed. “I don't know whether the board members have the interest or the appetite to take this matter up,” county board Chairman Dan Cronin said. “We ultimately would have to repeal an ordinance that they enacted. So it's up to them. I defer to the board members.”

  • DuPage County considering regional fire service concept May 7, 2014 5:10 AM
    Citing the rising costs associated with responding to emergencies, a group of mayors and fire chiefs is calling on firefighting agencies in DuPage County to voluntarily work together to save money and improve service. “We are trying to get a system for cooperation that will keep prices down, keep costs down and maintain the level of efficiency and service that we already have,” county board member Gary Grasso said.

  • Democratic Party leader could challenge Cronin May 2, 2014 5:55 PM
    Now that he's secured another term as chairman of the DuPage Democratic Party, Robert Peickert has set his sights on a countywide elected office. The Elmhurst resident is hoping to challenge DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin this fall during the general election.

  • DuPage park district makes deal to stop gas station plan Apr 25, 2014 4:45 PM
    Opponents of a plan to construct a gas station, convenience store and car wash near Glen Ellyn claimed victory after a deal that makes its possible for a park district to acquire the proposed site. “Did we have the immediate ways of buying this property? No,” said Larry Reiner, executive director of the Butterfield Park District. “But we knew that we had the will of the community and the desire of the community to make this happen."

  • DuPage board candidate arrested in Wisconsin Apr 23, 2014 4:50 PM
    The Democratic nominee for the DuPage County Board seat in District 4, Jeremy Custer, is facing three misdeameanor charges after he was involved in a domestic dispute last week in Wisconsin.

  • Report: Growing number of homeless kids in DuPage Apr 22, 2014 11:55 PM
    A growing number of the homeless people in DuPage County are children, according to a new report. It shows 1,424 people used emergency shelter services in DuPage between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Of those people, 333 were children. “It’s my belief that every child in this county should live safe from fear and have their own bed, just like my grandson does,” said Carol Simler, chairwoman of the group that did the report.

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