Category Archives: Northern Illinois University

My 2018 Predictions For The World As I See It:


I join the legion of prognosticators who offer guesses and visions about what will happen in 2018. Once again,……………. All predictions guaranteed, or your money back. Of the baker’s dozen below, one or two are tongue-in-cheek. I leave it to … Continue reading

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New Child Support Laws


NEW CHILD SUPPORT LAWS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017  Changes are coming in the contentious area of child support calculations.   The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act has been amended and the changes are going into effect July 1. And … Continue reading

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What It Really Means To Be A Leader


A little food for thought… A group of wolves: The three in front are old & sick, they walk in front to set the pace of the running group lest they get left behind. The next five are the strongest … Continue reading

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Can Illinois Governor Rauner Be Re-Elected ?


Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the “Springfield insiders” he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget deal and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised for … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois Hiring Practices and Expenditures Questioned


An Office of Executive Inspector General investigation into Northern Illinois University‚Äôs hiring and spending practices has found that President Doug Baker routinely circumvented state laws and regulations to reward friends and associates. The report, commissioned after watchdog groups and whistleblowers … Continue reading

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