|The testy relationship between the College of DuPage and the village of Glen Ellyn may result in the school de-annexing from the town.
The college has authorized its attorneys to start the process of separating from Glen Ellyn, the latest move in a battle that centers on the extent to which the school is subject to village regulations.
COD and Glen Ellyn recently spent months attempting to hammer out an intergovernmental agreement spelling out the village's authority. The agreement has yet to win full approval, and now the two parties may wind up in court over the de-annexation proposal.
The process to de-annex the 273-acre campus could take one to three years, pending a court challenge from the village, COD attorney Ken Florey said.
The college, which serves about 31,000 students, could become unincorporated or it could seek annexation into a neighboring town, such as Wheaton or Lombard.