Mark Stern: Sunshine Troublemaker of the Week

Allow me to introduce you to Mark Stern. Mark is the 45th recipient of our Sunshine Troublemaker of the Week award.

Sunshine Troublemaker of the Week

Really, all our STOTWs cause a lot of trouble, so when I say that Mr. Stern is exceptionally troubling, I don’t mean to slight any other STOTW.

Mark is the plaintiff in Mark O. Stern v. Wheaton-Warrenville Community Unity School District 200, a case he is taking all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Mr. Stern wished to see the contract of the school district’s superintendent, Gary Catalani. (I know, I know: The Horror!) He was denied. He still hasn’t seen it. The district has spent now spent over $62,000 to defend its non-right to keep the superintendent’s contract secret.

The case isn’t about the fact that Catalini makes more than $380,000 a year. What Stern wanted to know was what, in the contract, justified that level of salary.

These pesky citizens!

Mr. Stern, bravo, bravo, to you. You are lighting a lamp in the darkness.

See also:

Mark Stern’s personal website.


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