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GEL HOT NEWS: COD trustees vote to cut ties to Glen Ellyn

For 39 years, the College of DuPage has been a part of the village of Glen Ellyn. But on Wednesday, COD's board of trustees formally endorsed a resolution seeking to disconnect the 273-acre campus from the municipality. "In our mind we have a marriage that is broken," said President Robert Breuder. Read more.

GEL SHARE: COD board to vote on deannexation from Glen Ellyn

College of DuPage officials have called a special meeting of the board of trustees for Wednesday night to formally consider disconnecting the college's 273-acre campus from Glen Ellyn. The meeting comes just hours before a village-imposed deadline of Dec. 1 goes into effect in which village officials have said they would begin to strictly enforce local ordinances and codes at COD. Read more

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn officials deliver strong message to COD

The village of Glen Ellyn and the College of DuPage have irreconcilable differences and it looks like the divorce is going to be anything but amicable.Representatives of the Glen Ellyn Village Board showed up at the COD Board meeting Wednesday night to deliver an ultimatum and a deadline: either begin to comply with the village’s construction codes and ordinances by Dec. 1 or face the prospect ...

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GEL SHARE: Judge: COD not exempt from Glen Ellyn's jurisdiction

A judge ruled today that the College of DuPage isn't exempt from the jurisdiction of the village of Glen Ellyn, in a ruling that could affect statewide the relationships between community colleges and their municipalities. "Ultimately, although the Public Community College Act grants some autonomy to community colleges ... it does not legislatively pre-empt other governmental agencies from ... read more

GEL SHARE: Judge: COD not exempt from Glen Ellyn's jurisdiction

A judge ruled today that the College of DuPage isn't exempt from the jurisdiction of the village of Glen Ellyn, in a ruling that could affect statewide the relationships between community colleges and their municipalities. "Ultimately, although the Public Community College Act grants some autonomy to community colleges ... it does not legislatively pre-empt other governmental agencies from ... read more

GEL OUTSIDER'S VIEW: COD, Glen Ellyn should kiss and make up

Now that the drama of the U.S. Congress doing its best to deep six the American economy is over, at least for the time being, we can safely turn our attention to a local issue in which, like the congressional battle, no one is covering himself with glory. I refer, of course, to the pressing question “Will the College of DuPage keep on working to de-annex itself from the village of Glen Ellyn...

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GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn sets 1-day deadline for College of DuPage

After a heated exchange between a trustee and College of DuPage's attorney, Glen Ellyn has set a one-day deadline for COD to submit certificates of compliance verifying that new buildings on campus were done to code.

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Rev. Dr. Jean Ford, a 25-year resident of Glen Ellyn, was confirmed this year as a representative to the United Nations Geneva/New York with Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status out of the United Kingdom.

She now serves on the Spirituality/Values/Global Concerns, Human Rights, Environment, and Education Committees of the United Nations in New York.

Trustee Peter Cooper

OPEN LETTER FROM VILLAGE OF GLEN ELLYN TRUSTEE PETER COOPER

Dear Friends:

It is almost precisely two years since I took my oath of office on becoming a Village Trustee for the Village of Glen Ellyn. During that time, I have tried to never lose sight of my sacred obligation to protect your trust and to pursue the best interests of our Village and its citizens. The work has frequently been hard and occasionally tedious, but it has almost always been rewarding.

GEL SHARE: COD gives Glen Ellyn an ultimatum

College of DuPage and Glen Ellyn officials appeared poised to end a long-running dispute about whether the college can install electronic signs on campus.

But a last-minute change to a proposed intergovernmental agreement by the village has both sides pointing fingers, suggesting they could be back to square one.
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The village had previously argued that the college’s signs violated village code. But under the deal, the college would be allowed to keep the existing signs and install five new ones. New signs larger than 200 feet would require discussions with the village.

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