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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 100 times stronger than morphine. Illegal drug distributors add fentanyl to opiates, like heroin, to pad the drug supply and increase its potency.
Forest Preserve Commissioner Mark Davoust got no committee assignment and blamed it on Commission President Chris Kious as retribution for talking to Kane County Cougars owner Robert Froehlich about unpaid license fees and for challenging Kious for the presidency.
The Kane County forest preserves grew by 52 acres Tuesday as commissioners approved a $1.1 million purchase of land known as the Neville property.
County board members will vote next week on a change to an ethics ordinance first created in 2010.
Kane County will see a lot of economic-related initiatives either come to fruition or continue to advance in 2023.
The government offices closed at noon and will remain closed Friday, Dec. 23 because of the winter weather.
Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain and newly and re-elected board members were sworn in during ceremony at the Kane County Circuit Court in St. Charles on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.
Over few objections, the Kane County Board approved appointing Roger Fahnestock as Executive Director of Information Technologies and Building Management.
Kane County paid its former executive director of building management Chris Allen nearly $79,000 not to come to work from February through September, according to a separation agreement.
The $394 million spending plan passed with a 17-6 vote with one absence. It uses savings and some remaining federal COVID relief money to close a $17.5 million budget hole.
A growing list of concerns from Kane County gun owners shelved consideration Wednesday of a new ordinance intended to address the unsafe use of firearms near residential areas.
Earlier this year, the County Board voted against seeking a new county sales tax. On Monday, a special County Board meeting saw all board members present vote against any form of a property tax increase.
Kane County officials are moving toward a joint stance on delaying the implementation of a key part of a statewide justice reform effort in hopes of restoring the ability of judges to keep more people in jail as they await trial.
The county’s development department and sheriff’s office have struggled over the years with people using firearms near residential areas or blaring loud music at late hours that disrupt neighbors in unincorporated areas.
The County Board hasn’t increased the county’s property tax levy, beyond accounting for new construction coming onto the books, in more than a decade.