College of DuPage (ECWd) -
The exposure of no bid contracts to COD Foundation member's businesses has become the forefront of our work in the last 6 months. The most egregious exposure of numerous questionable actions was Herricane Graphics, with claims of being an Architect in two separate contracts when in fact they are not.
In December I filed a formal complaint with the Department of Financial and Professional Regulations office on that matter.
As shared in this article, holding yourself out to be an architect more than once is a class 4 felony.
I received word today that the state has turned this over to the Prosecution division in Chicago as there is sufficient evidence that we provided for such prosecution.
"Yes…as I expected, the Design Complaint Committee dispositioned your complaint to be referred to our Prosecutions Dept, located in Chicago. The Committee had sufficient allegation evidence (you provided) to escalate this case to the Legal/Pros process. This should also serve notice to Herricane Graphics, as well as, College of DuPage"
The fact the State is moving forward on this should be viewed as a message to every person out there that you can in fact make a difference in fixing our broken local government. A little bit of effort by a lot of people is what it takes, and I am pleased that the IDFPR has seen this for what it is and is moving forward.
Thank you IDFPR and thank you to all those who helped provide such valuable information for our investigation of Herricane Graphics!