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  • Immigrants' lives on hold while they wait for administrative relief to return

     Immigrants' lives on hold while they wait for administrative relief to return
    On a recent Tuesday evening, several dozen volunteers met at the Resurrection Project, an immigrant rights advocacy organization in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, to learn how to file freedom of information requests. The volunteers, most of them...
  • Feds seek College of DuPage surveillance videos

    Feds seek College of DuPage surveillance videos
    Federal authorities have subpoenaed the College of DuPage for video surveillance recordings that could show how administrators reacted to the launch of a sweeping criminal investigation at the embattled school, according to documents made public Friday....
  • Foes Of Election Spending Are Foes Of Free Speech

    Foes Of Election Spending Are Foes Of Free Speech
    Prepare for the Constitution to take beating in this presidential campaign. The First Amendment many never be the same. Your right to free speech makes politicians nervous as technology allows more outlets for opinion. That's not all. Government has...
  • Freedom of Information Act

    Freedom of Information Act
    A smallish victory for open government here in Illinois. The state House of Representatives passed a Sunshine Law removing the confidentiality law from compensation packages. Given that lately a bunch of higher ed types have been shown the door with a bag...
  • State Medicaid sued over plan to stop paying for disabled kids' nursing care

    State Medicaid sued over plan to stop paying for disabled kids' nursing care
    Illinois Medicaid plans to stop paying for skilled nursing for more than 100 children with complex medical needs, eliminating services that help keep them alive in an effort to save money, according to a newly filed federal lawsuit. Many of the children...
  • Step into war rooms planning Hillary Clinton's defeat

    ARLINGTON, Va. In a nondescript high-rise in the suburbs of Washington, a group of 20-somethings is waging war on Hillary Clinton. They're tracking her every move, analyzing her utterances during decades in public life and updating a library of 1,000...
  • Two months later, Gary names axed principals

    Two months later, Gary names axed principals
    Nearly two months after it fired six principals, the Gary Community School Corp. has finally released their names. Four are principals and two are an assistant principals. All of them work at academically struggling schools. The principals are Sheila...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Should the IRS crack down on politics in churches?

    Although the first primaries of the 2016 election season are still months away, the Internal Revenue Service appears to be already gearing up to investigate churches that participate in politics. The Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative group based...
  • Garth Brooks, Rosemont and your right to know

    Garth Brooks, Rosemont and your right to know
    It was fun to watch from afar in February as student journalists at the University of Oklahoma used their state's open records law to score a rock band's cherished guacamole recipe. Reporters for The Oklahoma Daily wanted to know how much the Campus...
  • Pearl Harbor center superintendent leaving for new job

    The National Park Service superintendent who was at the helm of the Pearl Harbor visitors' center when tour companies allegedly sold tickets to the site is taking a job in Massachusetts. Paul DePrey said Tuesday he will leave Hawaii in June to be...
  • Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Suspended With Pay

    Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Suspended With Pay
    HARTFORD — Hartford Fire Department Deputy Chief of Training Daniel Nolan has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into an incident that occurred during and after a meeting of the task force that is investigating the department. Fire...