Articles filed under Naperville Township

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  • Naperville Township voters support aggregation Nov 7, 2012 12:24 AM
    Naperville Township voters have given their elected officials the ability to negotiate an electricity aggregation deal in hopes of paying a lower rate than they currently pay with ComEd. With all precincts reporting, 57 percent of voters approved the measure.

     
  • Array of questions on DuPage County ballots Sep 17, 2012 10:26 AM
    From term limits to video gambling to whether corporations are people, voters throughout DuPage County will be asked to weigh in on a wide range of topics during the upcoming election. Local government entities — either by choice or compelled by citizen petition drives — have put nearly two dozen questions on various Nov. 6 ballots.

     
  • Township assessors get $3,000 bonus for doing job right Sep 12, 2012 5:25 AM
    Nearly 900 township assessors and county assessment officials in Illinois are eligible for a $3,000 yearly bonus — just for doing their jobs right. The "performance stipend" costs taxpayers upward of $650,000 a year in a state that's so broke it's at least $5.8 billion behind in paying its bills. "I think that's something that's going to be phased out," said state Rep. Ed Sullivan, a Mundelein Republican who is also assessor in Lake County's Fremont Township and who has not received the bonus in any of the last three years.

     
  • Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raises Aug 29, 2012 1:58 PM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

     
  • Local group not seeing eye-to-eye with Wayne Township officials Aug 6, 2012 6:13 PM
    Local Move to Amend activists are heading into the home stretch in several suburban communities but bracing for a fight in Wayne Township. Move to Amend is a national organization dedicated to amending the United States Constitution to make clear money is not speech and only human beings not corporations are entitled to constitutional protections.

     
  • Naperville library chief resigns in embezzlement case Apr 24, 2012 4:46 PM
    Naperville Library Board President Jerry Feldott has resigned after being accused of embezzling more than $25,000 from an area homeowners association, authorities said Tuesday. Feldott, 63, of the 1000 block of East Benton Avenue, surrendered to police last week on a warrant for felony theft and was released on bond. He is accused of taking funds from an account belonging to the North Edgewood Homeowners Association, which had contracted with his real-estate firm, Feldott & Associates, to maintain neighborhood common areas, Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell said.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Township lobbying staff receiving public pensions Mar 14, 2012 1:30 PM
    Though it's funded almost entirely by townships out of their tax collections, the lobbying association of the state's townships is not subject to public scrutiny of its finances. Yet, the four-member staff of Township Officials of Illinois receives public pensions — a fact that riles some suburban state and township leaders, and even some on the organization's own board of directors.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Suburbs fight to keep foreclosed homes maintained Aug 28, 2011 7:35 AM
    Foreclosure numbers indicate thousands of suburban residents may look out their windows each morning to the eyesore of an unkept, vacant property. Experts say the solution is a mix of tracking, talking, sleuthing, fining and policing.

     
  • The Soapbox Aug 27, 2011 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald Editorial board takes up busing in U-46, politicizing the toll debate, wood chips in Lake County, fall sportsmanship and much more in this week's Soapbox.

     
  • Naperville Twp. garbage pickup costs to drop Aug 23, 2011 5:40 PM
    Naperville Township has inked a three-year agreement with a company to provide recycling and waster-hauling services — a deal that will cut residents’ garbage collection costs in half. As of Oct. 1, Groot Recycling and Waste Services will assume all waste-hauling duties for the approximately 8,500 unincorporated township residents.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Naperville man among injured in 290 crash Jun 27, 2011 5:47 PM
    A Naperville man was airlifted from the scene of a crash that also injured two IDOT workers Monday morning on I-290 near Addison, according to police.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Lightning sparks fire at Naperville home May 29, 2011 11:11 PM
    A lightning strike during Sunday's thunderstorm ignited the roof of a Naperville home Sunday afternoon, causing $300,000 in damage to the house.

     
  • Naperville police offer reward in graffiti case May 25, 2011 5:58 PM
    Naperville Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for graffiti sprayed on buildings at the Nike Park sports complex.

     
  • Why are DuPage assessors so well paid? May 18, 2011 4:12 PM
    Most kids grow up wanting to be firefighters, police officers, doctors or professional athletes. But maybe — just maybe — there are a few tykes out there who want something else. Come on, they do say the darndest things, after all.

     
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