The Chairman of the DuPage County Board stopped by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon to update members of the business community on the state of the county.
Chairman Dan Cronin delivered the annual address to a room of about 200 people, covering the county’s smaller budget, efforts for ethical reform and the consolidation of local government.
Though the state of the economy in DuPage is good, compared to the Chicago region, there are still issues that need addressing, such as flooding. Cronin encouraged the board to at least consider moving to a stormwater fee.
“If you can shift away from a property tax and if you can go to a system that’s based on usage, conceptually I think everybody could probably agree that’s a pretty attractive idea,” said Cronin.
Cronin also mentioned he would be starting a private sector task force to study whether the property in Wheaton used for the DuPage County Fair could be utilized in a better fashion.
Cronin said the county should be able to contemplate change in order to continue growing.
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