The courtroom like I’ve never seen it before. It was intense from the moment I walked into the Municipal Building to the court room until the moment I left. The meeting took place September 28, 2015. The crowd was very attentive and was interested about one of the topic that was being talked about. Some of them agreed to what was being discussed.
John Rey the mayor of DeKalb accepted a gift from Northern Illinois University to attend a football game in Moscow, Idaho on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The cost of the trip was over $1000 for airline tickets, room, transportation and meals. This trip was free of charge besides the hotel room for the mayor.
The state ethic law limits gifts to $75 per day for meals. The code 8.03 gift ban states that the solicitation or acceptance of gifts prohibited to be solicited or accepted under that Act, by any officer or any employee of the city of DeKalb. Some believe that Mayor Rey doesn’t know what is ethical
This is second discussion for this issue and the person who bought to his attention was called a liar. The person didn’t like the fact that she was called a liar so she bought valuable information to prove that the mayor was wrong for calling her a liar.
There are emails exchanged between the mayor and the President of NIU and other important figures from NIU to John Rey. They have evidence to where you can see that the mayor only had to pay for the room. “The only charges on the bill I gave you were for the room cost”. From Bill Nicklas to John Rey 8/29/2013 5:40 PM “I’m forwarding your flight information for the Idaho trip. The university has comped the cost”.