My Suburban Life: DuPage County budget includes no tax hike

Oct. 4, 2017

Staff Report, My Suburban Life

For the seventh year in a row, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin presented a budget that does not increase the county’s portion of the property tax levy, according to a county news release.

“The state finally has a budget, but on the way to crafting it, the legislature kept $2.7 million in funding that is generally given to counties. That has had a significant impact on our ability to balance our budget,” Cronin said in the release.

The proposed 2018 budget – presented Sept. 26 – keeps the county’s property tax levy frozen at $66.9 million for the seventh year in a row, the release stated. The proposed budget has a full-time headcount of 2,206, which is down from 2,270 in fiscal 2011.

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