Reboot Illinois: House Republicans call for “full compliance audit” after report that College of DuPage administrators enjoyed fancy meals on taxpayers’ dime

Six Illinois lawmakers issued still more criticism of the College of DuPage March 6, saying a report that taxpayers were on the hook for college administrators’ fancy meals was an example of “malfeasance.” Several called for public hearings to vet ongoing questions about the college’s spending.
The most recent allegations come from a Chicago Tribune report that taxpayers paid for several meals costing hundreds of dollars per person for college administrators at an on-campus “high-end” restaurant Waterleaf...

Legislators who have constituents that live in DuPage County said the discovery of the spending at Waterleaf only adds to concerns about the college’s financial habits. Six House Republicans, including Rep. Steve Andersson (R-Geneva), Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove), Rep. Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) and Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard), released a joint statement, calling out the practice of charging Waterleaf bills to taxpayer-funded accounts...
From Batinick:
“I think once people read these new revelations, there will be a renewed call for an electoral remedy for the College Board members who allowed this to happen.  There should be resignations, but short of that, voters should have the right to recall these officials.”
Click HERE to read the full story from Caitlin Wilson of Reboot Illinois.

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