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  • DuPage townships to pay more for extra cop patrols Apr 6, 2012 5:30 AM
    Four DuPage County townships will continue to have extra sheriffs deputies patrol their unincorporated neighborhoods for at least another year, despite being asked to pay more for the program. But officials in three of the townships say they might have trouble paying for the special policing districts if the county board continues with plans to have more cost increases.

     
  • Candidate’s common-sense approach Mar 14, 2012 5:31 AM
    Dan Kordik is an honest, hard working member of our community. He is an active member of his church. In the more than 25 years I have known him he has been involved in civic affairs as a member of the local school board, a member of the Lions Club, the Villa Park and Elmhurst Chambers of Commerce, and many more organizations

     
  • 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.

     
  • DuPage sheriff opposes cost increase for extra patrols Oct 25, 2011 4:53 PM
    DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba says a plan to charge four townships more for additional police patrols in unincorporated neighborhoods could jeopardize the program and result in the termination of up to six sheriff's deputies. "It's not the time to fix something that's not broken," Zaruba said Tuesday to county board members.

     
  • Gonzalez story did not dig deep enough Oct 20, 2011 5:00 AM
    To portray DuPage County Board member Rita Gonzalez, a woman who has remained living in the same modest apartment complex she fought to save from demolition many years ago, as a taking advantage of those she serves simply proves the Daily Herald is not reporting all the facts. Dig a little deeper in the future, Daily Herald.

     
  • DuPage County may charge townships more for cop patrols Oct 4, 2011 5:09 PM
    DuPage County may ask four townships to pay more for extra police patrols in their areas. County officials say the townships are falling short in their agreement to pick up 80 percent of the cost for the six extra sheriff's deputies.

     
  • 12,000 lose power in DuPage County Jul 19, 2011 8:55 PM
    More than 12,000 west suburban ComEd customers lost power for about two hours tonight as hot and humid temperatures hovered around 90 degrees.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Residents accuse DuPage of shenanigans with water map Apr 28, 2010 12:01 AM
    Residents opposing a DuPage County proposal to connect their properties with Lake Michigan water claim officials gerrymandered a survey map to get the results needed to proceed with the plan.

     
  • Cops: York Twp. official stole campaign signs Mar 19, 2010 12:01 AM
    After campaign signs went missing in a heated DuPage County race, York Township Supervisor John W. Valle must appear in court next month to face a charge of attempting to steal those signs.

     
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