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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Kerry orders a review of recordkeeping at State Department

    The State Department has ordered an internal audit of its recordkeeping, part of a top-to-bottom look at the agency's practices in the aftermath of revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account and server...
  • Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill

    Legislative Committee Eliminates Charter Moratorium From Bill
    Before voting Friday on a bill aimed at strengthening the regulation of charter schools, the legislature's education committee cut out a controversial proposal that would have placed a two-year moratorium on new charter schools. "I was persuaded that...
  • Hinsdale District 86 denies request to see security video

    Hinsdale High School District 86 has denied The Doings' request to see the recording of the encounter between a School Board member, parent and student outside Hinsdale South High School on March 12. The grounds cited for the denial is the recording...
  • Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws

    A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress Thursday. The...
  • Citizens United files new lawsuit seeking State Department watchdog documents

    Citizens United filed its fourth lawsuit against the State Department on Thursday, this time seeking documents related to the agency's Office of Inspector General during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tenure. In the suit, filed in the U.S....
  • Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill

    Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill
    Environmental activists delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday demanding a public report and investigation into at least 1,600 gallons of heavy crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan last year from BP's Whiting refinery. The volunteer groups...
  • Report: Ex-National Guard chief lied about battalion plan

    The former head of the Maine National Guard misled Republican Gov. Paul LePage about his plan to replace the 133rd engineering battalion with an infantry unit, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Portland Press Herald reported that documents it had...
  • Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence

    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. visas in three cases involving prominent Democrats, including a company run by the youngest brother of likely Democratic...
  • Report criticizes official who helped Dems with visa program

    When influential Democrats with stakes in different investment groups needed help securing visas as part of a complicated foreign investor program, they sought out a fellow Democrat who just happened to be in charge of the immigration agency overseeing...
  • House renews bid to improve gov't response on info requests

    A House committee is renewing efforts to make government agencies more responsive to freedom-of-information requests. The House unanimously passed a similar effort last year. But objections by Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia kept it from...
  • Fiscal reform, oversight become focus of College of DuPage race

    Fiscal reform, oversight become focus of College of DuPage race
    After months of strife at the College of DuPage, the race for its board of trustees has become a fierce battleground. Twelve candidates are vying for three six-year terms on the board, with many of the hopefuls citing continuous reports of financial...