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College of DuPage: Reps. Jeanne Ives, Sandack, Breen, and others Unveil Proposed Legislation –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On February 4, 2015

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) –

More blow-back from the Breuder severance package vote. During a press conference in Chicago on February 2, 2015, State Representatives talked about the severance package issue and revealed several proposals to insure this never happens again. Rep. Jeanne Ives thanked College of DuPage Trustee Kathy Hamilton for her stance against the severance package and for publicly standing up against the other six Trustees, she also thanked Watchdogs, Kirk Allen, John Kraft, and the folks at Open The Books for shining the light on COD, and for helping facilitate public involvement in this important taxpayer issue.

Representative Jeanne M. Ives (R)42nd District – is a Veteran Officer of the U.S. Army and a West Point Graduate. She has served as Platoon Leader, Detachment Commander, ROTC Instructor, and Council-Woman at Large for the City of Wheaton, Illinois.

Video of Rep. Ives comments courtesy of the Illinois Opportunity Project:

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Video of the entire Press Conference in Chicago courtesy of ReBoot Illinois:

Published on Feb 2, 2015

With constituents stinging from the recent severance agreement negotiated by the College of DuPage Board, area House Republican lawmakers stepped up with a range of proposals all aimed at the same goal, preventing these types of “golden parachutes” in the future. Legislation ranging from capping severance payouts to enhanced public review was thrown out as possible items to prevent such flagrant abuses. Two newly elected neighboring lawmakers, Mark Batinick (R, Plainfield) and Grant Wehrli (R, Naperville), are both eyeing electoral remedies aimed at counteracting the lengthy six-year terms of many local public bodies. Also speaking are Margo McDermed (R, Mokena) and Rep. Peter Breen (R, Lombard).”

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3 Comments
  • Ed Franckowiak
    Posted at 09:15h, 04 February

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-04-22/news/0904200122_1_four-new-trustees-contract-dirty-trick

    Isn’t interesting that back in April 22, 2009, the “lame-duck” COD BOT extended his contract 3 years only after being on the job 4 months. This was before the new board was going to be seated.
    Doesn’t that look like what just happened again? I guess nothing was learned from 2009.

  • IllinoisCitize1
    Posted at 12:45h, 04 February

    RT @ECWDogs: College of DuPage: Reps. Jeanne Ives, Sandack, Breen, and others Unveil Proposed Legislation -: Chicago, IL. (EC… http://t.c…

  • DuPageLiberty
    Posted at 15:27h, 04 February

    RT @ECWDogs: College of DuPage: Reps. Jeanne Ives, Sandack, Breen, and others Unveil Proposed Legislation -: Chicago, IL. (EC… http://t.c…

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