Merger, mosquitos, money: Cronin on the issues facing DuPage

January 2, 2017

Daily Herald

Merging two county offices, expanding the fight against mosquitoes and avoiding a property tax increase are some of the key issues DuPage County officials expect to face in 2017.

County board Chairman Dan Cronin recently shared his view of the coming year, the seventh of his administration, with the Daily Herald.

Cronin said 2016 was challenging for DuPage because of the “climate of uncertainty” created by the budget stalemate in Springfield.

“Funding sources are always a source of anxiety for us because we don’t know what’s certain and what’s not,” he said. “We have to fulfill our mission here in that climate. We were able to come up with a balanced budget. But it was very, very difficult.”

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