City of DeKalb

Nepotism: "bestowal of official favors on one’s relatives" (Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th Edition). Nepotism is normally frowned upon within a public body and most public officials who truly care about protecting the taxpayers have anti-nepotism policies.  NIU's policy is as follows: "Faculty and administrative employees are selected...

DeKalb Co. (ECWd) - We previously printed a story regarding Northern Illinois University’s Interim CFO Nancy Suttenfield’s alleged attempt to save the Illinois taxpayers’ monies by refusing to accept a final written report generated by an illegitimate consulting/assessment contract—but only after she had already spent $468,050...

DeKalb Co. (ECWd) - We have already shown that President Doug Baker and Northern Illinois University have experimented with many variations of questionable actions regarding procurement and contracts, especially for friends of President Baker.  But there are still new riffs on an old song. We recently...