In the March 15 Republican primary race for Kane County Board chairman, incumbent Chris Lauzen faces challenger Ken Shepro.
Before being elected chairman of the County Board
in 2012, Lauzen
, an Aurora resident, served as an Illinois
senator for 20 years.
He also is a certified public accountant.
Shepro is an attorney and resident of Wayne.
He previously served as an attorney for the County Board.
top priority as chairman would be to restore balance and civility to county government, noting that the chairmans feud with the county coroner needs to end.
We also acknowledge the rocky relationship between the chairman and coroner, and should both be re-elected in November we encourage them to find a way to work together more constructively.
If Shepro were elected chairman, he said he would end the Kane County Connects communication platform and use the money put toward it to restore cuts to external riverboat grants.
He also would seek to increase funding for the Ride in Kane program and restore the position of economic development director for the county.
be re-elected, he
would look to spend his
next term expanding fiber optics in the county, investing efforts in technology that converts waste to fuel and improving cellphone reception throughout the county by leveraging existing infrastructure.