County Board Approves 2016 Budget with No Property Tax Increase

The DuPage County Board approved the 2016 budget on Nov. 24, which reduces spending and includes no property tax increase for the eighth consecutive year. The budget is $444.4 million, a decrease of $5.1 million from the previous year’s approved budget. It includes $56.5 million in capital projects for stormwater, drainage and road construction and $66.9 million in property taxes. Additionally, the DuPage County sales tax will fall a quarter-cent on Jan. 1, 2016. That portion of the sales tax currently funds the DuPage Water Commission, which moves toward becoming a self-sustaining utility. The sales tax reduction returns an estimated $33 million to consumers. Since taking office in 2010, County Board Chairman Dan Cronin has cut more than $33 million from the county’s budget. The 2016 budget took effect Dec. 1. To view the full budget, visit