Tribune: DuPage County to tighten its belt, but won’t raise property taxes

Sep. 10, 2015

Marwa Eltagouri, Chicago Tribune

While it’s the first time in years that DuPage County is forced to propose a spending plan without a state budget from Springfield, County Chairman Dan Cronin said he doesn’t expect taxpayers to take the fall.

Instead, he’s recommending a budget for fiscal year 2016 that won’t increase property taxes for the eighth consecutive year, and will rely on the county tightening its belt by roughly $5.7 million.

“The state budget is in dire need of reform,” Cronin said during Tuesday night’s county board meeting. “While some may wring their hands and complain about unknowns, I’m not going to do that today. I know DuPage county can lead.”

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