Daily Herald: With less from state, DuPage will have to cut spending

Sep. 26, 2017

Robert Sanchez, Daily Herald

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.

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