Kane chairman touts projects
By Matt Brennan For The Beacon-News May 23, 2012 3:14PM
Updated: July 3, 2012 8:43AM
GENEVA — Kane County has two major road projects slated to be finished in the upcoming year, with the Orchard Road widening and an interchange placed at Route 47 and Interstate 90.
The county is also looking to make public transportation a more viable option for residents.
These and other subjects were addressed in Kane County Chairman Karen McConnaughay’s state of the county address at the Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday.
“They are things that are important for you to get out into your community and promote,” McConnaughay told the board members.
The county also has plans to run a network of fiber optic cables down Randall Road so that emergency personnel can communicate more easily.
All of these improvements were made while Kane County spent an average of $445 per resident, she said. And that is less than the averages for Kendall, DuPage, Will, Lake and McHenry counties, according to McConnaughay.
McConnaughay is in her final term as board president. She decided not to seek re-election, and instead is running for the new seat in the 33rd State Senate District.