DuPage Co. (ECWd) –
In a previous article titled “Administration for Dummies” I focused on the non-compliance of the law as it relates to the Local Government Selection Act. A law that was not followed for the hiring of an Architect firm on two different occasions, which was later proved they were not a licensed Architect. At the time, based on what we knew, the title was appropriate. (Click here to read the article).
Fast forward a few months with the discovery of some more facts and it is clear the title should have been “College Administration – How to Pay to Play – Ignore the law”
When a public body goes to court to defend their position on a matter that pertains to which law applies for the hiring of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveys, it proves they know the law.
“Plaintiff, the Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 502, County of Du Page, commenced this action seeking a declaration that the College of Du Page (College) is a “political subdivision” subject to the Local Government Professional Services Selection Act (Local Government Selection Act) (50 ILCS 510/0.01 et seq. (West 2004))” (Click here to read the court case)
The law firm currently offering their legal advice to COD is the very same law firm involved in the above case that COD won. That victory supports they are aware of the Local Government Selection Act that was NOT followed for Herricane Graphics, who COD claimed was an Architect according to the contracts.
Now with the discovery of the above court case the argument of “we didn’t know that law applied” won’t hold water.
They knew the law applied and they ignored it!
If this is not prima-facie evidence I don’t know what is.