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For Immediate Release

(3-13-2018  |  GENEVA, IL)    Today, Kane County welcomes back our friend Lucas Winarski who will lead the County Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Each member of the Kane County Board will be proudly wearing our #LucasStrong shirts to show our support for Lucas and his battle against cancer. 

When it comes to the Settlers Hill Cross Country Facility, I have been consistent in my message:

...Operating the facility in the black, or at least a break-even number is the only way the project will get the support of Commissioner Kurt Kojzarek. He is the chairman of the county board's Development Committee, which is handling most of the legwork on the project...

..."If it takes another two years, so be it," he said...

Well, it took more than 2 years, but with today's unanimous vote at Development Committee, the project is now on track (pun intended) for completion well under budget with projections to operate at a revenue neutral capacity.  

Adhering to Kane County's commitment to both the environment and economic growth through business development, the County Development Committee Chaired by Kurt Kojzarek has spearheaded the creation of the Kane Energy Efficiency Program (KEEP for short).  This program, if adopted by the full County Board, would establish Kane County's version of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program authorized by HB2831.  We felt KEEP was less likely to be confused with PACE Suburban Bus Service.

After serving as Kane County Republican Chairman for two terms, Tom Hartwell resigned in December in order to become a candidate for Judge in the 16th Circuit.  Statute does not allow a judicial candidate to hold a partisan position, so Tom was forced to resign as both Party Chair and Republican Committeeman.  

St. Charles Township Republican Party Chairman Ken Shepro was selected to replace him and serve in the role until the County Republican Convention. 

I would like to wish both gentlemen the very best of luck and success in their new roles.