Though Kane County officials devised a process to help transport asylum-seekers dropped off in Kane complete their destinations to Chicago, county board members will remain politically silent on the causes and solutions to the recent “rogue buses.”
Kane County’s unspent federal COVID-19 relief funds soon might transform into a new county health facility geared toward being prepared for the next pandemic, as well as restoring staffing levels that haven’t been seen in more than a decade.
Stymied by a lack of legal authority to prevent migrants seeking asylum from entering their communities, Kane County officials are drafting a bipartisan proclamation calling on the federal government to pass immigration reform.
Facing pressure from local Republicans to keep migrants out of Kane County, officials outlined a protocol for transferring migrants to the designated processing station in Chicago.
Despite months of justifying the need for a property tax increase, largely to make county employee salaries competitive with neighboring local governments, Kane County officials backed away from a tax hike in a final vote to establish the 2024 budget.
Saying it would send the wrong message, Kane County Board members shunned a proclamation this week supporting residents who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Kane County officials are poised to do something they haven’t done in more than a decade – approve a property tax increase.
Kane County Board members piece together a plan for the 2024 budget over the next two months.
About 200 neighbors in Elgin Township signed a petition expressing concerns and urging a rejection of a project that would bring trucking and commercial printing businesses to the area.
Kane County domestic violence and DUI cases rose so much in 2022 that State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser said she will need additional staff to handle the cases.
Kane County Democrats have muscled through changes in who can receive taxpayer dollars for county construction work. The new rules -- long fought against by Kane County Republicans -- will require apprenticeship training for all workers on county construction projects.
The early debate about how Kane County should spend any opioid settlement money began Thursday with some shared sentiment that at least the initial funds should stay with the county rather than sent to local drug addiction facilities.
Kane County officials are simultaneously moving toward an $8 million upgrade in voting equipment and a possible change that could strip the county clerk of the authority to oversee elections.
KaneComm Director Michelle Guthrie told a Kane County Board committee Thursday that her emergency operators saw a “dramatic increase” of 2,000 phone calls this June compared to June 2022.
LGBTQ+ Kane County residents received support and recognition from their county board for the first time in 186 years Tuesday as representatives approved a proclamation supporting Pride Month. The vote was not unanimous.