DuPage chairman: Consolidate government to reduce costs

April 27, 2017

Illinois News Network

“DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin told a gathering at the City Club of Chicago Wednesday that his county is dealing with an epidemic of heroin and opioid overdoses. Seventy-eight county residents died of overdoses last year alone.

It’s this and other needs of DuPage’s residents that Cronin says is the biggest reason to consolidate units of government. Savings from consolidation can be used to fight the drug epidemic and on other community needs.

“We do it because we’re able to wring value from each dollar we collect and re-allocate those resources to the areas that are most challenging and most difficult, like the heroin opioid crisis,” he said.”

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