Kenneth Florey began the meeting by saying the board was not there to reconsider the agreement. Instead, he said, an error occurred last week when a trustee called to end debate over the buyout. Though there should have been a vote on stopping the discussion, the board instead immediately voted on the severance package. Florey said he believed the misstep could have been successfully defended in court, but the board was "taking the high road and voting again." But the crowd was there to talk about the buyout. "It is ridiculous to give away
Cheap jerseys from China taxpayer money for this retirement benefit," Dianne Batzkall, of Glen Ellyn, told the board. Just hours before the hearing, a DuPage County judge ordered the school to move the meeting to a larger venue in anticipation of a crowd. The college aggressively resisted that request from two local watchdog groups, accusing the local activists of trying to prevent the board from doing its business and saying they were "crying wolf"
Senate passes bill affecting state agency that just fired Sweeping changes to the state’s Soil and Water Conservation Commission won passage Thursday from the Senate, a day after the commission’s board fired its executive director. Brent Dykes had been with the agency for 18 years, rising to the top. The past year, however, had been trying as Dykes alluded to in an email Wednesday to staff and supporters announcing his departure and obtained by The Atlanta Journal Constitution. "It has become increasingly evident
Cheap jerseys that is time for someone else to lead this organization; someone who has the full support of the current state board," Dykes said. "I am grateful for the opportunity afforded me by the board to be a steward of the agency as executive director for the past 7 years. I have tried each day to make the best decisions for the agency while balancing the many budget and policy demands the agency has faced." (PHOTO BY PHIL SKINNER/SPECIAL) Dykes will remain a staff member