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Free speech petitioners told they’ll be ‘locked up’ at DuPage

The incident occurred one day after Constitution Day. Students were told by the officer that they needed a permit from the Student Life office in order to pass out literature or clipboard. Several students at the College of DuPage were told to cease or be “locked up” Friday as they …

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Illinois Senate OK’s severance cap for community college presidents

By Jodi S. Cohen and Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune contact the reporters Colleges and Universities College of DuPage U.S. Senate Illinois General Assembly William Cunningham University of Illinois at Chicago The Illinois Senate approved a bill Saturday that would cap severance packages for the state’s community college presidents and prevent …

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College of DuPage under federal investigation

In a sign of intensifying scrutiny of the College of DuPage, federal prosecutors have opened a wide-ranging criminal investigation at the embattled community college, issuing two subpoenas this week that seek documents tied to spending and other matters, according to records obtained late Wednesday. The subpoenas, which were served to …

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Commentary: The outrageous perks of the public sector

By Diana Sroka Rickert If you crossed C-SPAN with “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” you’d wind up with something resembling the state of Illinois. First there’s Aaron Schock, the former congressman from Peoria who cataloged his globe-trotting adventures on Instagram and styled his Washington, D.C., office to the theme of …

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COD – Clean Slate First Meeting Suggestions

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In a stunning upset to the establishment endorsements, the clean slate candidates have won the election and must now prepare for the fixes badly needed at COD.  Our thoughts on the tasks ahead that need serious attention are listed below in no particular order.

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College of DuPage – Pay-to-play redefined…Herricane style!

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The bottom line, to us, is access to public records, and all the public records we ask for, in a timely manner. Period. So what does a person do when faced with public bodies that invent reasons to hide public records, provide only a portion of …

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COD- Time to Speak up People – Criminal Liability

DuPage Co. (ECWd) As a society we are only as healthy as our willingness to stand up and speak out when we know things are wrong.  Many have given up any hope of fixing anything in our government because of the overwhelming appearance that crime does pay.  Sadly, that appearance …

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College of DuPage – Nothing to see here…

April 2, 2015 DuPage Co. (ECWd) For months the exposure of wrongdoing has plastered the  blogosphere, airwaves, newspapers, and coffee shops.  Over the last month it has been a dog-pile with no end in sight for the foreseeable future. In another shining example of insiders who have had enough with the …

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College of DuPage on “Res Publica” – Breuder on “epitome of transparency”

College of DuPage (ECWd) – When a public body has to employ a propaganda machine…I mean a public relations firm, you know they have problems. First, I ask you to watch this 20 second video of Dr, Breuder saying that the College of DuPage is the “epitome of transparency”: College …

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COD – Doubling Down re: No-bid Contracts

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Executive Director Brod made some pretty amazing claims in response to a candidate’s comments during the recent COD Meeting. It appears articles published 3 months ago are going to create quite a problem for these public officials who either can’t read, don’t read, or are completely …

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COD- When is enough, enough?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Oh how the dots keep connecting! Can anyone explain why the taxpayers of District 502 should be paying for Breuders dinners at the private restaurant, Barrington Country Bistro, which is owned by the very manager of the Waterleaf? Read more of this post

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C.O.D. Breuder deceptions exposed!

DuPage Co. (ECWd)- As the main stream media, both TV and print, are finally hammering away on the actions of the COD Board and the historic pay off for a person who notified the board he was retiring, and what else is going on with Breuder. Read more

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The Fat Cats at College of DuPage (an Illinois Jr. College)

Gift bans be damned. It’s steaks, ribs, filet and crème brulee… for all. In June, the College of DuPage (COD) lost a $20 million state construction grant because of corruption. In July, COD was exposed for paying up to $27,000 in fees and private membership dues at the presidents shooting …

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