Illinois

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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LIGHTS OUT: CITY PLANS TO CUT POWER TO HOMES OF ADOLESCENTS ACCUSED OF VANDALISM

by KURT NIMMO | INFOWARS.COM | APRIL 15, 2015 City officials in Farmer City, Illinois are considering turning off the electricity of families with juveniles accused of vandalism. Unlike many small towns, Farmer City controls its electricity. The city manager, Larry Woliung, came up with the idea after 40 residents …

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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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Reprimanded ex-teacher sweeps Batavia school board race

Reprimanded former Batavia teacher landed a seat Tuesday on the school board with ease — a move he calls his “final civics lesson.” “I feel like I should’ve run for pope,” said John Dryden, who taught social studies for 21 years at Batavia High School. “I feel like the community …

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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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Naperville – Your 911 tax went where?

Did you ever wonder where the “surcharges” on your home phone and cell phones go? Look no further… In Naperville, the city has its own ETSB, or Emergency Telephone System Board, with the duty of managing the city’s 911/E911 system, or Emergency Telephone System. Part of that duty includes determining …

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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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