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6:24 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

'Coffee Fund' Latest: Eight NIU Employees Placed on Administrative Leave


Northern Illinois University has placed eight employees facing charges as a result of the 'coffee fund' investigation on administrative leave.  NIU said the action came "after a thorough review of state civil service statutes and regulations as well as university employment policies and practices."  The employees will continue to draw their regular salary while investigations into the fund by the NIU Police Department and the DeKalb County State's Attorney continue.

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NIU investigation
6:55 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

NIU Confirms 'Coffee Fund;' Four Employees Put On Leave

Steve Cunningham

Northern Illinois University has confirmed the existence of an unauthorized bank account known as the "coffee fund" and taken steps toward potential discipline of four materials management employees.

NIU says records show the fund was used not for individual gain but for retirement celebrations, holiday parties and similar activities. However, the university says it is looking into whether this use of the fund violated university policy and/or state law.

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7:10 am
Tue August 21, 2012

NIU welcomes DeKalb County prosecutor monitoring probe

DeKalb County State's Attorney Clay Campbell

Northern Illinois University officials announced today that they welcome the scrutiny of DeKalb County State's Atty. Clay Campbell over the so-called "coffee fund" investigation being conducted by the NIU campus police.

In a statement issued Monday, Campbell said his office is "closely monitoring" the situation, citing "various widely reported incidents of alleged misconduct" as reason for his concern.

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