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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Joan Olson (630) 407-6015 or Evan Shields (630) 407-6022

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

DuPage County Approves FY2023 Budget

The DuPage County Board on Tuesday unanimously approved its Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which includes a balanced, $584.1 million spending plan and a reduction in property taxes for homeowners.

Due to conservative financial planning, DuPage County is projected to finish the 2022 Fiscal Year with a surplus of $40 million. Among the ways the County will utilize those funds include:

  • $3 million for major renovations at the DuPage Care Center
  • $2 million for transportation infrastructure, including roadway improvements and enhanced pedestrian and bicycle pathway
  • $6 million to replace the County’s existing financial system which will soon reach end of life
  • $3.25 million to replace aging vehicles
  • $250,000 for the DuPage Neighborhood Revitalization Program
  • $393,800 for solar panels to provide clean energy for part of the County campus
  • $398,680 for a stormwater improvement project at Winfield Creek

“During our financial planning process, my intention is always to create a budget that sets a strong foundation for the future,” Cronin said. “As I prepare to leave the office of County Board Chairman, I am confident this budget will provide a foundation for success for the next generation of County leaders.”

The total proposed budget for DuPage County is $584.1 million, with a General Fund budget of $234.6 million. The General Fund is the County’s chief operating fund, covering most personnel and program operations.

The proposed budget includes a $69.9 million property tax levy and a property tax abatement of $5 million, which will be automatically deducted from homeowners’ property tax bills in 2023. Residents do not need to take any action to realize the savings.

The 2023 Fiscal Year begins on Dec. 1. DuPage County is AAA bond rated. The County’s latest reported unemployment rate was 3.3 percent for the month of September.

To view the full FY2023 County budget document, visit www.dupagecounty.gov/finance.