Sep. 26, 2017
Faced with a $2.7 million drop in projected revenue, county board Chairman Dan Cronin says DuPage must cut spending to produce a balanced 2018 budget that also holds the line on property taxes.
Cronin presented his proposed $439.6 million spending plan on Tuesday that calls for DuPage’s property tax levy to remain flat at $66.9 million.
While Illinois finally has a budget, Cronin said, state lawmakers crafted a spending plan that keeps millions of dollars that traditionally went to counties.
“For 2018, the legislature has spoken,” Cronin said during his 19-minute speech to county board members. “And the results had a definite impact on our ability to present a balanced budget here today. But as you can see, our budget is balanced.”
Cronin’s proposed budget is roughly $5.8 million more than the current approved amount of $433.8 million.