About Corinne Pierog
Democratic Candidate for Kane County Board Chair
Corinne Pierog, a resident of Batavia, IL, has resided in Kane County for 20 years.
After living on the East Coast, Pierog decided to return home to Illinois, settling in St. Charles. There as a single mom, she bought a “fixer-upper,” raised her young family, opened a management consulting firm, and earned an MBA from Roosevelt University, and remarried.
Knowing the importance of service to the community, she currently serves as the finance chair of Age Guide of Northeastern Illinois, and on the St. Charles Housing Commission. Active in issues facing her community, Pierog is the 1st vice-chair of the Kane County Democrats, and the founding chair of the Kane County Democratic Women.
Pierog previously served two terms on the St. Charles D303 Board of Education, and on the board of the United Way of Central Kane County. She was appointed under Governor Pat Quinn to the IL Business Enterprise Program Council. She is also a former candidate for the IL State Senate.
Pierog is a graduate from the University of California, Irvine, and holds a master’s degree from San Francisco State University. A former university professor and college administrator, Pierog changed careers to focus her work on community economic development and nonprofit management.
Pierog and her husband, Robert Krawczyk, have three grown children and four grandchildren.
Pierog is looking forward to a campaign of integrity, based on the issues that face Kane County. “We can no longer afford to look at the past and be mired in the present. Kane County’s leadership must begin to make substantive plans to address the County’s future.”
No Time for Politics with Kane County’s Budget
Kane County’s future is filled with great opportunities, and greater responsibilities. Our leadership must no longer be based on austerity, but rather facilitation. We must bring our communities together to discuss shared concerns and shared opportunities.
As chair, I may not have any vote except to break a tie, but the influence on how those votes are decided should not be made through the lens of partisan politics, but rather through knowledge, thought, and responsiveness to community input. Kane County’s budget requires a tactical approach that gauges the fiscal needs of the County while sensitively offsetting the tax burden of the County’s residents.
Time to Build Trust and Respect; Time for Collaboration
I have been touring the county and listening to leaders of our communities, and from what I have learned, and what is becoming increasingly more apparent, is that we can no longer afford to be resting in the past, nor mired in the present.
Now is the time that collaboratively, Democrats and Republicans, citizens and farmers, our businesses, industries and schools, county staff and elected officials, must work together to focus on the County’s future. It is time to ensure that all of our citizens are represented in leading Kane County.
Time to Preserve Kane County’s Natural and Built Resources
Our County’s natural surroundings and forest preserves provide a place for families to come together. These rich assets also function as an economic driver through tourism, agriculture, and business development. The Fox River and the County’s aquafers provide for industrial growth, recreational activities, and our drinking water. But Kane County’s water is a finite resource and has to be assessed and protected for future generations and growth. Best practices of sustainability, renewable energy, water conservation, public and alternative transportation must be topics that are addressed, investigated, and if appropriate initiated on the County level.
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