CHICAGO -- The DuPage County, Ill., board yesterday approved $182 million of alternative revenue general obligation bonds -- the largest single bond issue in the county's history.

While the board has almost $385 million of bonding to consider during two days of meetings this week, less than half was approved by the commissioners, who either chose to drop particular capital projects or pay for them with cash, according to George Kouba, the county's finance director.

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