Analysis shows some County Board members still miss far too many public meetings — especially for a part-time job that pays $50,000 a year and carries a taxpayer-subsidized pension. Have some of these officials “checked out?”
Elected Officials Raise Specter of Government Streamlining in DuPage County
Top-level meeting touches on returning forest preserve commission to the county board’s domain – but who floated the issue and why remains murky.
Forest Preserve Probe Blooms, But Not Everyone Feels The Gloom
As FBI joins contract-steering investigation of DuPage County Forest Preserve District, the outgoing boss who supervised the employees at the center of the scandal is given $50,000 bonus.
Protecting a Perk in DuPage County
DuPage County Board members could have taken a big step toward halting their taxpayer-funded pensions, but opted to hang on to the potentially lucrative benefit.
Some DuPage Board Members Have Spotty Attendance
DuPage County Board members get a decent salary, benefits, and are eligible for a pension if they put in eight years and at least 1,000 hours of service—but are the taxpayers getting their money’s worth?
Double Dipping in DuPage County
Several county board members draw dual public-sector salaries and stand to draw dual pensions.
DuPage Stormwater Director Backed Contracts for Firm Employing His Wife
The DuPage County Stormwater Management division, headed by Anthony Charlton, has recommended Wills Burke Kelsey, which employs Charlton’s wife, as a consultant for three stormwater-related projects totaling $534,209.
Working or Working it?
Was ex-Oak Brook village president putting in a full day’s work for a full day’s pay at his Illinois secretary of state job? State concludes probe, which was prompted by inquiries from the BGA.
State Investigating Oak Brook Mayor’s Full-Time Job
The drama in Oak Brook continues. In addition to serving as part-time village president, John Craig has a full-time job with the state that pays $64,000 a year. But is he putting in a full day’s work?
Oak Brook Village Pres., Wife Collect $142K from 4 Pensions
Oak Brook Village President John Craig has been critical of village pensions, while he his wife together collect four public pensions — and a fifth when he retires.