NIU Faculty Senate Discusses President Baker’s Performance

The NIU Faculty Senate is examining actions taken by NIU President Doug Baker. A vote of no confidence in his leadership appears possible. Michael J. Haji-Sheikh of NIU’s Department of Electrical Engineering has collected emails regarding the hiring of contractors and affiliate employees of NIU from the beginning of Baker’s tenure. He compiled the most … Continue reading NIU Faculty Senate Discusses President Baker’s Performance

DeKalb Park District Position on Consolidation with City of DeKalb

FACT: Sometime last month, DeKalb Mayor John Rey approached Phil Young, who is the president of the DeKalb Park District, about the possibility of consolidating the two units of government. As you may already know, local government consolidation is a hot topic at the state level and a project of our lieutenant governor, Evelyn Sanguinetti, … Continue reading DeKalb Park District Position on Consolidation with City of DeKalb

AG is Reviewing DeKalb’s Denial of Information to Neighborhood Rep

The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) has agreed to examine a City of DeKalb denial of information to a representative of a neighborhood group. Here’s the usual drill. Upon the PAC accepting a Request for Review it invites the public body to respond with the legal basis for denial. The response is shared … Continue reading AG is Reviewing DeKalb’s Denial of Information to Neighborhood Rep