Timeline — Glen Ellyn vs. College of DuPage

Updated 11/8/2011 4:52 AM

April 2007 -- Village of Glen Ellyn and College of DuPage sign an intergovernmental agreement related to COD's facility master plan improvements.

December 2008 -- COD withdraws from the agreement, arguing it's too one-sided. Village says the IGA gave COD loose guidelines.


March 2010 -- COD informs the village it will be installing some 3,900 square feet of signage -- in excess of what is allowed under village code.

June 2010 -- Village issues citations and stop work orders for COD's signage installation. COD files suit in DuPage County circuit court seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the village from issuing further citations. COD argues the village has no jurisdiction in the matter.

July 2010 -- Village issues more citations.

August 2010 -- Village and COD begin mediation to resolve jurisdictional dispute. COD President Robert Breuder says the college is exploring deannexation from Glen Ellyn.

September 2010 -- COD asks the Illinois Community College Board to make a change to its administrative rules that would allow community colleges to be exempt from local permit and zoning codes.

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April 28 -- COD board of trustees approves a new IGA with Glen Ellyn, but village officials say that version of the agreement doesn't include necessary language that would allow the village to enforce local health and safety ordinances.

May 10 -- Breuder again says COD will pursue deannexation, a day after Glen Ellyn's village board tabled a decision on the IGA.

May 23 -- COD's board rescinds its approval of the IGA.

June -- Village files a court motion to prevent occupancy of the college's four new or renovated buildings, without having received the proper certifications.

July -- COD submits certificates of compliance for four new buildings, per village request.

August -- Village withdraws its request to prevent occupancy and issues permits. First day of classes held in new buildings.

Tuesday -- DuPage County circuit court Judge Terence M. Sheen expected to rule on jurisdictional question.

Sources: Daily Herald archives, Village of Glen Ellyn, College of DuPage

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