This Week’s Meetings


This Week’s Meetings


Enroll DuPage

Enroll DuPage, your one-stop source for information regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On this site you will find enrollment locations, a calendar of events and fact sheets, all of which will help you navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace. After you have had time to review these materials posted, you will be ready to call 888-724-0077 to schedule an appointment to select the health insurance that best fits you, and your family’s, needs. Open enrollment starts October 1, 2013 for coverage starting as early as January 1, 2014. Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014.

You can find more information on Enroll DuPage and the ACA here.

Items of Interest

DuPage County Board Chairman assembles a nine-member task force to evaluate the best use of the DuPage County Fair Grounds.  The panel consists of contractors, real estate professionals and finance experts.  With all options being on the table the task force held its first meeting last week.

You can read more about the task force here.

 DuPage County Board Member Paul Fichtner has been tapped to sit on a steering committee that will explore the possibility of securing a permanent location in the DuPage area for Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra had a very successful concert series at the Morton Arboretum last summer and is looking to increase playing time in DuPage County.

You can read more about the steering committee here.

DuPage County considering another technology center.   The new technology center is called Rev3 and will include 3-D printing, cloud computing and the next generation of digital products and services. The manufacturing sector will also be included to help bring those ideas to life.  Choose DuPage, a private-public group has provided $15,000 for research and would like to start pitching the idea to investors later this month.

You can read more about the technology center here.

This Week’s Meetings


Junior State of America DGS Chapter Conducting Teen Voter Education & Registration

For civically-minded teens or their parents: the Junior State of America (JSA) DGS chapter (Jimmy Grammich, president) is conducting a teen voter education and registration project. This is in conjunction with change in Illinois law that, as of 1/1/2014, makes persons age-eligible to vote in the general election of 11/4/2014 also age-eligible to vote in the primary of 3/18/2014–and able to register to do so as of 1/1. (In other words, if your 18th birthday is before 11/5/2014, then you can vote in the primary of 3/18, and register as of 1/1, even if you’re still 17.)

As part of this campaign, DGS JSA will have information and, for those already eligible, please stop by the registration table at tomorrow’s DGN/DGS football game.

You can learn more about the legislation here.