- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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.

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The bill is HB3593

Online: https://www.ilga.gov

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