DuPage Chairman Dan Cronin will Ask County Board to Approve Referendum on Dual Elected Duty

Cronin will bring the issue to the board for approval on Tuesday.

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin has announced he will introduce a referendum question on the November ballot regarding dual office holders.

According to a press release from the county, if the County Board approves an advisory referendum, it would ask voters if Illinois law should permit an individual to hold two or more local elected offices simultaneously.

Cronin will introduce the measure at the County Board meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the County Board room at 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton.

The issue of dual elected duty is pertinent to two DuPage County mayors who are running for County Board, and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso. Both have said they would like to retain their positions as mayor if elected to the County Board in November.

An also plans to take up the issue of a local referendum asking Elmhurst residents the same question.

PAUL C. June 26, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Dale, 2 of the biggest Rino's in the state! These two would sell out their souls to Quinn, Madigan and the rest of the Crook County Clown parade.
ABV June 26, 2012 at 03:38 PM
This should also include an elected official holding an appointed postition at the same time. For example - Mayors and Village Trustess or Councilmen should not also serve as appointed board members of Metra. DuPage County Board members and Mayors should not also serve as appointed board members on the Water Commission. Forest Preserve Board members should not also serve as appointed board members for the DuPage County Fair & Exposition Authority... .... and so on.
Scott C. June 26, 2012 at 06:04 PM
This is a step in the right direction. Should have happened long ago. Dale, my theory about Cronin being "hot to trot" now is that: (1) he was feeling the heat from DuPage constituents (good for people for making this an issue)...and DiCianni clearly was; and (2) this is an easier issue to deal with than his remarkably dismal failure to provide any real leadership on the issue of pensions at the County Board level. To each of these elected officials, need we remind you that this is supposed to be about public service and not about your own compensation, double dipping or padding your own pensions? Pensions for part time public service (which already pays a salary of $55,000/year for County Board...GREAT part time volunteer gig!) are going the way of the dodo. Those of you with your delusions of grandeur about how you "deserve" your pensions while you cling to them with your kung fu death grip are becoming dinosaurs in front of our very eyes. Step aside and let real public servants relieve you of the "burdens" you voluntarily took on but believe you should be even more richly compensated for (while earning salaries and benefits in your day jobs AND salaries and benefit in your voluntary "service" positions). Its just a bit disgusting.
Darlene Heslop June 27, 2012 at 02:19 AM
how many people do you know that would like a FULL-TIME job that paid $55k per year with bennies and a pension? the short answer - a lot.
Dan F. June 27, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Exactly right. Chairman Cronin should look in the mirror first. Twenty years of being a RINO lackey for Madigan has it's benefits.


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