GEL SHARE: Work it out, Glen Ellyn and College of DuPage

Once again, the marriage of Glen Ellyn and the College of DuPage is on the rocks.

A long-running dispute that began with village officials’ concerns about the community college’s signage has escalated into threats of divorce, nearly literally.
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College of DuPage officials say they are pursuing plans to de-annex their 273-acre campus from Glen Ellyn after village officials set aside a negotiated agreement the two sides worked out.

We were not present when the agreement was hammered out. And just as in a marriage, only the two parties truly in it through thick and thin might know and appreciate the full history here. What we do know, as we have said in this space before, is that both parties need to quit communicating only via third-party news releases and letters to the editor and work this out now.

There is too much at stake worth saving for both parties to let this marriage end in dissolution.

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