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Freedom of Information Act

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  • School districts spend big on board travel, but don't like to share details

    Local school systems spend thousands of dollars every year on travel — including covering hotels, flights and meals for school board members — but details can be hard to come by. Buried deep in school budgets and financial records, travel...
  • College of DuPage president's banked time could mean bigger payout

     College of DuPage president's banked time could mean bigger payout
    Newly released records show embattled College of DuPage President Robert Breuder requested a medical leave from the school soon after voters elected three new trustees who had vowed to remove him from office. Breuder first applied for a medical leave...
  • Government Openness Dealt Another Blow

    Government Openness Dealt Another Blow
    That rumble you hear is Ella T. Grasso turning over in her grave in disgust at the damage today's public officials are doing to the cherished concept of open government that she and lawmakers of her time bequeathed to the state. "Secrecy in government...
  • Our say: Congress needs to strengthen disclosure law

     Our say: Congress needs to strengthen disclosure law
    Maryland took an overdue step toward more transparent government this year when the General Assembly passed the first major overhaul of the state's Public Information Act in 45 years. We wish we could say the federal government was further along. It isn'...
  • Caroline Little: It's important to strengthen Freedom of Information Act

    President Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving this critical goal. The House of Representatives and Senate are considering nearly identical bills to...
  • At Monday meeting, Darch critical of opposition slate's tactics

    At Monday meeting, Darch critical of opposition slate's tactics
    Barrington Village President Karen Darch was critical of the campaign tactics used by her political opponents at a meeting Monday, and used her podium to clarify two pieces of information that were circulated prior to the April 7 election. "Mark Twain...
  • FBI admits providing air support to Baltimore Police during Freddie Gray unrest

    FBI admits providing air support to Baltimore Police during Freddie Gray unrest
    In the wake of last week’s riots, federal authorities provided aircraft for surveillance flights over Baltimore, keeping a quiet aerial eye on the lookout for new outbreaks of violence, an FBI spokeswoman said Wednesday. “The aircraft were...
  • Why Did Malloy Send Labor Chief Linda Yelmini Packing?

    Why Did Malloy Send Labor Chief Linda Yelmini Packing?
    Linda Yelmini is raising a justifiable ruckus over her November firing as the state's labor relations chief. She calls the reason for her termination a sham and has filed a grievance seeking financial relief and her job back. Who can blame her? Ms....
  • City undecided on equipping cops with body cams

    City undecided on equipping cops with body cams
    A bystander's video recording of a South Carolina patrol officer fatally shooting a fleeing suspect in the back earlier this month has rekindled consideration of adding video recording devices to patrol officers' uniforms, an issue that has been on the...
  • Manleys release their version of encounter outside Hinsdale South

    Manleys release their version of encounter outside Hinsdale South
    Hinsdale High School District 86 Board member Claudia Manley and her husband released a statement Tuesday giving her side of an encounter March 12 outside Hinsdale South High School. The Manleys said they decided to release the statement in lieu of...
  • Let's demand accountability from our courts

    Let's demand accountability from our courts
    An ongoing disagreement between the Daily Press and the state Supreme Court effectively illustrates both the value and limitations of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act. The state Freedom of Information Advisory Council, which mediates disputes...