Quinn signs bill giving county boards more oversight authority

By Robert Sanchez


Calling it “a good step forward” toward ethics, honesty and openness in local government, Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday signed legislation giving suburban county boards more financial supervision over the agencies they appoint.


County Government Gains Greater Oversight of Independent Agencies

Gov. Pat Quinn signs bill pushed by County Chairman Dan Cronin.

By Alex Keown | Email the author | 5:55am


With the stroke of the governor’s pen, DuPage County’s oversight powers of appointed boards, agencies and commissions grew some teeth.

On Wednesday Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation granting counties with populations between 300,000 and two million to pass ordinances requiring units of local government to provide budget and financial information to the county board. It was legislation pushed by DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin following financial scandals involving the DuPage Water Commission and the DuPage Housing Authority.