DuPage County Board Returns Power to Chairman

With all the talk about how Jack Franks’ County Executive form of government would concentrate power in the hands of one person, what the DuPage County Board did might be of interest.

The Daily Herald is reporting that the DuPage County Board has voted to reverse rule changes passed about two years ago to limit the power of the Board Chairman, which in DuPage County is elected at-large.

Robert Sanchez’ article points out the new rules “restore the chairman’s ability to make committee assignments and pick committee leadership,” plus serve as an ex-officio committee member and assign staff to each committee.

Under the rules rolled back, the committees elected their own chairmen.

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