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Victory Special- Two Year Tuition Freeze at College of DuPage, but much more reform needed

“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”
Douglass MacArthur


 “This was an important action for our community.”
Kathy Hamilton | Vice Chairman, College of DuPage

Thanking the Board, Challenging them to do much more…
Watch my Public Comment at College of DuPage (COD)

You’re cynical.  I understand we live in Illinois. But, on Thursday night, 200 students, facility, and citizens picked up a big victory. The Board voted unanimously to freeze tuition for two years

COD has $180 million in the bank. So in May, my public comment advocated three policies:  1. Freeze Property Taxes; 2. Freeze Tuition; 3. Bring the extra dollars into the classroom.

  • Also on Thursday, Vice Chairman Kathy Hamilton spearheaded our policy to “open the books” on the millions of hidden “petty cash” payments- up to $30 million over 15 months! Vote: 7-0.

Many groups were in attendance on Thursday, including Marko Sukovic of the student led organization Turning Point USA, West Suburban Patriots, and the faculty association.

1. Unfortunately, COD Board Chairman Erin Birt ran an awful meeting with many allegations of Open Meetings Act violations.

Watch how citizens strongly pushed back on the Chairman.

Read the IllinoisLeaks.com summation here.

2. Kirk Allen, founder of IllinoisLeaks.com exposed Chairman Erin Birt’s misrepresentations and hidden arrest record. Then, Birt refused to allow the powerpoint presentation during public comment despite allowing others.

Here’s the full expose- Chairman Birt doesn’t want you to see!

3. Laura Reigle from OpenTheBooks.com showed that the $550 million construction spending built more office space for executives than classrooms for students.

4. The Board retaliated against Vice Chairman Kathy Hamilton– who battled an additional $50,000,000 in construction spending – by issuing a censure.

Here’s an AG opinion that explains why there is no basis in the law for public censure in Illinois.


After $550 million in construction, building more office space than classrooms; $500,000 in total comp for the president and $2.4 million for only nine executives; wine purchases for $200,000 with $500,000 losses at an upscale French restaurant; $27,000 in payments to the local shooting club; 9 weeks taxpayer paid Global satellite phones; a wine cellar…

After minimal reform, but targeting the reform board member…

After extreme property tax hikes and tuition hikes during one of the greatest recessions of our lifetime…

Our research regarding College of DuPage continues to expand. Unfortunately, there’s a whole lot more coming.

For The Good of Illinois.    

Founder & Chairman, For The Good of Illinois   

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1 Response to "Victory Special- Two Year Tuition Freeze at College of DuPage, but much more reform needed"

  1. Comment by James Jenne on August 24, 2014 at 2:33 pm said:

    Hi, Adam, James Michael Jenne, from the Chicago suburbs. .Not only should the tuition be frozen, it should be “DROPPED” ! By using the simple FORMULA I invented, 100 % of the cost to students would be covered, by COD’S School of Business.

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    “PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO OVER THINK THIS, KEEP IT SIMPLE”! The copyright I received for the invention of the FORMULA, TXu 1-740-818, 10/05/10, is available, “FREE”, to any one that wants, a copy. It is so powerful that corrupt politicians have used various methods to discredit me and the FORMULA. I’ve had several criminal background checks performed by the Berwyn, and Oak Park Police, the Oak Park Library, and the Stickney VFW, here in Illinois, and they all came back clean. Check for yourself,James Michael Jenne 10/01/1947 Granite City, IL With Adam’s permission , I’ll start advertising the web site address in the very near future, in his publications.