“Ask anyone in Lisle and they will tell you that no other County Board member pays any attention to Lisle issues but Chaplin.” Lisle Watchdog

Former Public Affairs Specialist U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chimes in on Daily Herald Endorsement


“Congrats on the endorsement Liz. Met her years ago when she became an activist responding to the hundreds of industrially polluted wells in Lisle and Downers Grove. In those days, for the EPA, she was a ray of sunshine. DuPagers are lucky to have her working for them.”  Mike Joyce – Former Public Affairs Specialist at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Early voting begins today!  Please vote for Elizabeth (Liz) Chaplin!







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SCARCE Green Fair

SCARCE Green Fair

The SCARCE Green Fair is back!

The highly anticipated annual SCARCE Green Fair will be held Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds from 10-4. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up. Come interact with a variety of environmentally friendly vendors covering these topics:

Green Practices
Solar Energy
Money-saving products
Energy efficiency
Water conservation
Green & up-cycled products
Green landscaping
And More!
This fun, family event will feature eco-friendly vendors, live entertainment, a kids craft corner, STEM/STEAM activities and plenty of food to keep the crowds happy! The Green Fair will also feature Nature Cat from WTTW – Channel 11. Nature Cat loves nature as much asnature-cat we do!

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Daily Herald Endorses Elizabeth (Liz) Chaplin

I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Daily Herald. I am pleased the Daily Herald understands the importance of asking tough questions, engaging in honest debate and the willingness to challenge the board’s status quo.




Endorsements: Chaplin in DuPage County Board Dist. 2

Chaplin, who works part-time, faces an uphill battle on a GOP-dominated board, but we like her willingness to ask tough questions and stand up for her beliefs. She says the county may have made all the budget cuts it can and eventually may need to consider other revenue sources. Much of her focus is on social issues, including the county’s battle against heroin and the need for senior services.

Chaplin has demonstrated a willingness to engage in honest debate and to challenge the board’s status quo. In a close call, Chaplin is endorsed.

You can read the full endorsement here.



Michelassi – Sets the Record Straight- Democrats Have Highest Rate of Meeting Attendance

“Records show Michelassi in the top three of DuPage Board Members for attendance”
AURORA – Oct. 7th, 2016 – DuPage County Board Member Tony Michelassi, D-Aurora, has published online the statistics on the attendance of every DuPage County Board Member. The statistics chronicle every meeting each Board Member was scheduled to attend in 2015, and the total number they did attend.
Michelassi, up for re-election this year to a 2-year term, placed third of the eighteen Board Members, and had the best attendance of all three District 5 Board Members. His seat-mate Jim Healy, R-Naperville, is second of the three with 103 out of 122 meetings attended, an overall rate of 84%. Healy is up for re-election to a four-year term.
Topping the overall list was District 2 Board Member Liz Chaplin, D-Downers Grove, with an attendance rate of 99%. Of the 131 total meetings she was scheduled to attend, she only was absent from one. District 6 Board Member Jim Zay, R-Carol Stream, came in second place with 103 meetings out of 112, a rate of 92%. Michelassi attended 109 out of 120 total meetings, a 91% rate.
The third District 5 County Board Member, Tonia Khouri (R-Aurora), placed second-to-last out of all County Board Members. Having attended 92 of the 121 meetings for which she was scheduled, her rate stands at 76%. At the bottom of the list was District 2 Board Member Peter DiCianni, R-Elmhurst, with an overall attendance rate of 70%. In 2015 he missed 29 of the 97 meetings he was scheduled to attend. Both Khouri and DiCianni are not up for re-election to their County Board seats this year, but each are running for Congress.
“My opponent continues to assert that I don’t show up for meetings,” Michelassi said. “The facts do not support her assertion. I want to make sure the voters have the correct information.” Michelassi’s opponent is Republican Janice Marie Anderson of Naperville.
Michelassi stated that he felt he had to respond to his opponent’s accusations.  “I think it’s misleading to the people of District 5 for a candidate to repeat something that is clearly false. Publicly available records show that her claims contradict the facts. The source of my opponent’s information is not apparent. Clearly she is not speaking from personal observation, since she has only been present at one Board meeting since she decided to run. She also accuses me of not being engaged with my constituents, yet she chose not to attend a candidate forum that was held at the Islamic Center of Naperville.”
The full spreadsheet lists every meeting of the full County Board, its standing committees, and every auxiliary board and commission to which Board Members are appointed by statute. The membership of every body is detailed and attendance rates are listed for every individual body as well as all meetings taken as a whole.
Residents can view the spreadsheet at