SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law limiting the size of severance agreements at community colleges.
The Republican governor took action Tuesday on legislation to put a cap on future buyouts for administrators to no more than one year of salary and benefits.
It was prompted by a decision by a former board of College of DuPage to give outgoing president Robert Breuder a $763,000 contract buyout to end his tenure three years early.
The initiative sponsored by GOP Rep. Jeanne Ives (JEE'-nee YVZ') of Wheaton also limits contracts to four years with no provisions for automatic rollovers.
Ives also pushed through the House in May a resolution directing the state's auditor general to review College of DuPage spending from 2007 to 2014.
The bill is HB3593