When you’re paid the people’s money to do the people’s business, your severance package should be visible to the people as well. That’s the idea behind a bill introduced by State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena). “This came about because of the work that RTA, Metra, and the whole scandal associated with this last year,” McDermed said, referring to a $442,000 payout to now former transit chief Alex Clifford.
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“Of course, it couldn’t be more topical this year because what happens but COD walks into the same morass.”
College of DuPage trustees Wednesday voted to award outgoing president Robert Breuder a $762,000 severance deal. McDermed’s bill would apply to any agency already subject to the Freedom of Information Act.