Proposed 2016-17 DuPage budget calls for $10M spending drop

September 16, 2016

Chicago Tribune

A proposed DuPage County budget for the coming fiscal year calls for decreased spending, fewer employees and no change in property taxes.

Board Chairman Dan Cronin outlined his plan for 2016-17 for the county board Tuesday morning.

“Once again, this year, our budget is going down,” Cronin told board members. “Look around. Who else can say they’re getting the job done without raising taxes?”

The budget for the new fiscal year, which begins Dec. 1, proposes $433,797,042 in spending, roughly $10.6 million less than the $444.4 million approved for 2015-16.

Since Cronin took office in December 2010, more than $43.9 million has been cut from the DuPage County budget, and the property tax levy, $66.9 million proposed in 2017, has remained flat all six years, according to county officials.

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