The DuPage County Board chairman proposes a budget that eliminates nearly 250 positions, prompting the chief judge, state's attorney, sheriff and other top department officials to say no way -- it cannot happen. What is going on?
DuPage couldn't get legislative approval for a cigarette tax. And by know we all must have heard the doomsday scenarios from the CTA and RTA, which also are blamed on the state. We hear about Cook County and Chicago proposing record tax increases. And yet our dysfunctional state government quarrels amongst itself. Remember our governor suing our House leader over special sessions? The feuding is ridiculous.
What will happen in dear old DuPage? Will public safety be jeopardized by mass layoffs? Will unfortunate deaths occur due to cutbacks in health services? Or is this all a bunch of saber-rattling? Will a solution be found at the 11th hour to avoid the cuts?
Tell us what you think.