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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Park Ridge, Niles police chiefs await legislation on officer body cameras

    As some police departments begin eyeing the use of officer body cameras, the chiefs of police of Park Ridge and Niles are a bit more hesitant to fully embrace the new technology immediately. For Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski, establishing clear...
  • Citigroup whistleblower still on the trail of the too-big-to-fail

    DALLAS Richard Bowen teaches the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 at the University of Texas at Dallas from a deeply personal perspective that of whistleblower. The 68-year-old senior lecturer of accounting was once a top executive with Citigroup's mortgage...
  • UConn Foundation says open records would hurt fundraising

    The University of Connecticut Foundation has told state lawmakers any law forcing records to be opened to the public would make it harder to raise money. Representatives of the fundraising organization of the state's flagship university said at a...
  • UConn Foundation Says 'Transparency' Bills Would Chill Donors

    UConn Foundation Says 'Transparency' Bills Would Chill Donors
    Representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation made an impassioned argument at a legislative hearing Thursday that any law forcing them to open their records to the public — even if donors' name are excluded — would impede their...
  • Guantanamo parole board OKs release of obese Egyptian captive

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A national security parole board has approved for release a long-held, chronically ill, morbidly obese Egyptian captive who was once considered a candidate for a war crimes trial. A Periodic Review Board decision released...
  • Execution secrecy bill goes down in Va. House

    Execution secrecy bill goes down in Va. House
    RICHMOND – The Virginia House shot down an effort Tuesday to keep secret the drugs used in lethal injections, as well as the names of the companies that make or mix them. The House killed Senate Bill 1393 on a bipartisan vote, 42-56. Sponsored by...
  • Rosemont pays Garth Brooks $1 million to open tour at Allstate Arena

     Rosemont pays Garth Brooks $1 million to open tour at Allstate Arena
    Rosemont paid country superstar Garth Brooks more than $1 million to launch his comeback tour last year at Allstate Arena, records show, but officials say the village made twice that much. According to an agreement between the municipality and the...
  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

    EDITORS: NE Thanks to all members for submitting editorials that help The Associated Press assemble the weekly Illinois Editorial Roundup. Due to several factors, it has become more challenging to find fresh, original editorials on member websites. We...
  • Rejection of NSA whistleblower's retaliation claim draws criticism

    WASHINGTON Thomas Drake became a symbol of the dangers whistleblowers face when they help journalists and Congress investigate wrongdoing at intelligence agencies. He claims he was subjected to a decade of retaliation by the National Security Agency...
  • Tech Center land value fluctuated by millions

    Tech Center land value fluctuated by millions
    NEWPORT NEWS — It was the highest-profile piece of undeveloped land in the city — and the value of the 44 acres at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Road has plunged and soared with developer John R. Lawson's ability to negotiate...
  • Don't Let Police Decide What Public Should Know

    Don't Let Police Decide What Public Should Know
    The cause of open government in Connecticut has taken extraordinarily hard knocks of late, undermining this state's once-sterling reputation nationally for valuing openness and promoting the free flow of information. One of the hardest was a disappointing...