DuPage officials announce efforts to consolidate more services

March 9, 2017

Gary Gibula, Naperville Sun for the Chicago Tribune

DuPage County and the Forest Preserve District officials announced the consolidation of some services this week.

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and Forest Preserve District President Joe Cantore labeled the effort a “change in governmental culture.” But the consolidation does not necessarily signal a move to combine the two taxing bodies or the boards that govern them.

Cronin is “satisfied with the way things are now,” DuPage County Spokeswoman Joan Olson said Thursday.

“I think this is the new normal,” Cronin said at a press conference Wednesday. “There’s so much uncertainty in Springfield with funding tied up. It is incumbent upon us, elected leaders and local government, to find ways to do more with less.”

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