Lawmakers target lucrative severance packages after College of DuPage buyout

West suburban lawmakers announced a package of bills on Monday aimed at punishing the College of DuPage for giving President Robert Breuder a lucrative severance package and at preventing other taxing bodies from approving similar buyouts.

The proposed legislation, most of which has not been filed yet, ranges from capping severance packages to cutting state funding for schools agreeing to large buyouts such as one Breuder received.

“It’s distressing to again be forced to look to setting parameters on local government, but the fact of the matter is that the people of our area are demanding action,” state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, said at a news conference in Chicago on Monday. “We can’t sit silently by without bringing solutions to the table.” Read the story in the Chicago Tribune.

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