Local Government Consolidation

Gov. Bruce Rauner was in Oak Brook on Monday to sign two measures that enable local officials to consolidate units of local government.
Robert Sanchez | Staff Photographer

August 14, 2017

Robert Sanchez, Daily Herald

“DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin says the county has shown consolidation “can and does work.” He launched an initiative several years ago calling on 24 local governmental entities to make structural and operational reforms.

The state law approved in 2013 gave DuPage the power to eliminate up to 13 local governments, including fire protection, sanitary and mosquito abatement districts. So far, the county has consolidated four local government entities.

“We’re currently working on two more dissolutions,” Cronin said. “We’ve only done this where it makes sense and where real savings can be realized.””

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