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  • 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.

  • Rep. Hensel of West Chicago dies Feb 28, 2012 5:41 PM
    Don Hensel, a former 10-year state lawmaker from West Chicago, died Sunday, state Rep. Mike Fortner said on the House floor Tuesday. "He will be greatly missed by me, by his friends, and I think by the people of Illinois," Fortner said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bronze Star winner from Winfield Twp. will get hero's welcome May 19, 2011 11:02 AM
    A celebration at Cantigny for Armed Forces Day will provide an opportunity for a Vietnam War veteran from Winfield Twp. to receive his hero's welcome now that he's finally gotten his Bronze Star.

  • DuPage property values down — but not taxes Apr 18, 2011 11:30 AM
    A historic drop in the taxable value of land in DuPage County is expected to continue for the next few years. Still, officials say the property assessment free fall won’t stop homeowners from paying higher taxes to schools and other local governments.

  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

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