Area House Republicans Look to Curb “Golden Parachutes”

With constituents stinging from the recent severance agreement negotiated by the College of DuPage Board, area House Republican lawmakers stepped up with a range of proposals all aimed at the same goal, preventing these types of “golden parachutes” in the future...

Legislation ranging from capping severance payouts to enhanced public review was thrown out as possible items to prevent such flagrant abuses. Two newly elected neighboring lawmakers, Mark Batinick (R, Plainfield) and Grant Wehrli (R, Naperville), are both eyeing electoral remedies aimed at counteracting the lengthy six-year terms of many local public bodies...

A Batinick proposal, who has been working through a recall provision of all non-home rule entities, strikes a chord both in this situation as well as towards the local park board for which the legislation was originally intended.  “Locally, we had a board that has spun out of control, and clearly this situation seems to fit within those same set of concerns,” stated Batinick...

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