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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DuPage County Board Approves 2018 Budget

The DuPage County Board approved the 2018 budget on Tuesday, marking the 10th consecutive year the County has passed a budget with no property tax increase. The 2018 budget is $439.6 million, with expenditures out of the General Revenue Fund at $176.9 million, down slightly from the previous year.  The proposed budget has a full-time headcount of 2,178, which is down from 2,270 in 2010. 

“Every year we strive to live within our means while offering the highest level of service without raising property taxes,” said County Board Chairman Dan Cronin. “This year was more difficult than ever as the General Assembly kept more than $3 million in tax revenue that is usually returned to the County to fund services for our residents.” In remarks Tuesday, Chairman Cronin thanked countywide elected officials for working collaboratively in each of their offices to balance the budget.

DuPage County Finance Committee Chairman Paul Fichtner, noted the County’s General Revenue Fund was significantly impacted by the reductions. He said, “Our General Revenue Fund provides money for critical areas of service including public safety, senior care, the subsidy for our DuPage Care Center and other essential components for the operation of County government.”

The 2018 spending plan includes $55.6 million in total capital including projects for stormwater, drainage and road construction.  The property tax levy remains flat for the tenth year in a row at $66.9 million.

The budget includes a $100,000 allocation to continue the fight against heroin in DuPage County. The DuPage County budget takes effect Dec. 1.

To view the full 2018 County budget document, visit