The Edgar County Watchdogs recently accused Northern Illinois University's board of rewarding violations of state law and university policy, including a six figure severance package for former NIU President Doug Baker.
The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has honored U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) with the 2016 Award for Conservative Achievement, which recognizes the lifetime and annual voting record of conservative legislators.
Illinois now has a school funding measure that will help students reach their goals, Rep. Robert Pritchard (R-Hinckley) said at the bill-signing event with Gov. Bruce Rauner, according to a video published by the Illinois House GOP.
If the NIU Foundation is part of Northern Illinois University (NIU), then the school is breaking the law by not supplying information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) contend.
The Better Government Association (BGA) is partnering with the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Department of Communications and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association to offer a free BGA Watchdog Training Session in DeKalb on Sept. 21.
A DeKalb County Board member has filed a temporary restraining order to prevent Northern Illinois University (NIU) from beginning its payout to former President Douglas Baker, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Illinois’ economy will take decades to recover from the state’s current pension and workers’ compensation obligations, to say nothing of the debts continually being added because of a significant lack of reform, according to a blistering analysis from Chicago attorney Eugene Keefe.
While every state around it continues to grow in population and prosperity, Illinois keeps shrinking under the strain of higher taxes and more regulations, Michael Lucci, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute, said in an article on the institute's website.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from the Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
Either Northern Illinois University (NIU) is denying Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests or the Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG) lied about the existence of invoices from an affiliate employee, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) contend.
Northern Illinois University (NIU) President Douglas Baker mismanaged the university through improper hiring practices, according to the results of a three-year investigation by the Office of the Executive Inspector General (OEIG).
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord while maintaining his commitment to environmental stewardship and innovative solutions to reduce emissions was the right move, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) said in a statement recently.
Email communications between Nancy Suttenfield and Northern Illinois University (NIU) President Doug Baker’s secretary suggest Suttenfield, the school's former interim chief financial officer, was illegally reimbursed for commuting expenses, the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) allege.
All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.