Krajewski Helps Re-open Animal Control Center

Animal Care and Control Committee Chairman Brian Krajewski addressed the crowd during the reopening of the DuPage Animal Care and Control Center on May 24. The renovated shelter reopened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and plaque presentation.

Curran Dedicates Naperville Garden

County Board Vice Chairman John Curran spoke at the dedication and opening of the Healing Garden at Almost Home Kids in Naperville.

Grasso Greets Residents During Hinsdale 4th of July Parade

County Board member Gary Grasso rode with his grandson Jack Grasso in the Hinsdale Fourth of July parade.

Take the County Budget Survey

The annual County budget survey is now available online. The survey is used to gauge public opinion on how the County should spend money in the coming fiscal year. To take the survey, visit

DuPage County Officials Warn of the Dangers of Heroin and Fentanyl

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin hosted a press conference with Coroner Dr. Richard Jorgensen, State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Hanover Park Deputy Police Chief Andrew Johnson representing the DuPage Chiefs of Police Association and DuPage County Health Department Executive Director Karen Ayala to discuss the growing danger of heroin and the painkiller fentanyl.

In 2015, the DuPage Narcan Program saved 62 people who were overdosing on heroin or fentanyl. Through early June 2016, the DuPage Narcan Program already reports 64 overdose reversals.

View a video of the press conference.

Board Celebrates Sales Tax Reduction

DuPage Water Commission Chairman Jim Zay and County Board ChairmanDan Cronin celebrated the quarter-cent reduction of the County sales tax on June 1 with a cake shaped like a penny. Cronin cut a quarter of the cake away to symbolize the amount of savings.

Board Eliminates Street Lighting District

County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and Members of County Board District 5 celebrated after passing a resolution to dissolve the Century Hill Street Lighting District in Naperville.

The County’s Division of Transportation will assume all assets and service responsibilities for the district. The district voted in April to dissolve itself, and the County Board voted to approve the dissolution in June.


DuPage County Events

Clear the Shelters – July 23
DuPage County Animal Care and Control will participate in the nationwide event “Clear the Shelters” on Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in collaboration with NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago. The event encourages residents to visit a participating shelter near them and consider if adoption is the right option for them. For more information, visit

Benefit Concert in the Park – August 11
The DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation will host a Benefit Concert in the Park featuring the band, OMT at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Cantigny Park, 1S151 S. Winfield Road, Wheaton. This family-friendly, “Ravinia” style event provides an opportunity to pack a picnic, bring a blanket and listen to music for a good cause. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the residents of the Convalescent Center. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children under the age of 12 are free. Gates open at 6 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Property Taxes Due – Sept. 1
The second installment of property taxes is due Thursday, Sept. 1.

Labor Day – Sept. 5
DuPage County offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.