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New ethical tangle comes to light at College of Dupage

The private payment became public as part of Hamilton’s divorce case in DuPage County, where she and her estranged husband, John, have been battling over a $45 million estate for more than a year, according to court records.

The divorce case explains Hamilton’s departure from the college’s board of trustees for “personal reasons” just months after she became its chairwoman, and it also contains allegations she used marital assets to, among other things, help pay for Robling’s son to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

The exact amount wasn’t included in the court documents, but sources say she paid Georgetown about $20,000 between June 2015 and November 2015. During that six-month period Robling served as special assistant to then-college President Joseph Collins, earning and then donating roughly the same amount that Hamilton paid to Georgetown.

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«January 2018»

As 2017 ends, Republicans struggle to counter a Democratic wave

Midterm elections “are a referendum on the party in power,” notes Sean Trende, political analyst for the Real Clear Politics website. During the Obama years, Trende correctly forecast that ...
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Naperville aims to improve millennial appeal, technology in 2018

Naperville officials are looking at ways to entice millennials to live and work in the city in 2018, an attempt to build on highly-ranked schools and the city's reputation as one of the best to raise a family.

In the upcoming year, city officials are expected to focus on workforce development by increasing the city's appeal to the younger generation and keeping the city's technology infrastructure up-to-date.

"I think that certainly we're going to continue to focus on economic development, which is always part of running a city that has reached its build out," said Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico. "You have to be creative. All mayors in this situation are working to do our jobs in different ways to keep our city moving forward so revenue doesn't dry up."

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Indian Prairie plans workshop for school-boundary dialogue

How Indian Prairie District 204 will address overcrowding at three of its elementary schools will be debated at a special meeting Monday.

The school board will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. at the Crouse Education Center in Aurora to discuss a plan that adjusts elementary boundaries for 215 current students and reassigns some incoming students who could move into the new neighborhoods in the coming year.

The board is seeking more information from the public and school administrators before deciding how to alleviate overcrowding in the 2018-19 school year at three elementary schools: Brooks in Aurora and Brookdale in Naperville on the District 204's north end and at Peterson in Naperville on the south.


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