| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:10 AM
The union representing rank-and-file Chicago police officers has sued the city and the Police Department to block the release of decades of records of complaints against thousands of current or former officers under Freedom of Information Act requests...
| Oct 19, 2014
HAMPTON — When city inspectors walked into 1912 Long Green Lane on Aug. 19, what they found wouldn't have been advertised on any for-rent listing.
Roaches, an ill-functioning ventilation system and a structural deficit that inspectors feared could...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Calls for details of a contingency plan in case of a teachers' strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 yielded no results for community members Monday.
But school board President Richard Skoda said the specifics would be sent in a letter...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:17 PM
It's heartening that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and petitioning candidate for governor Joe Visconti say they will sign a pledge supporting the state's Freedom of Information law and that Republican nominee Tom Foley says he supports the premise of...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Even before his first day on the job in spring 2011, CTA President Forrest Claypool said his top priority was to clean up the transit agency, in large part by sweeping out rule-breakers and employees who failed to regularly show up for work.
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:22 AM
At a Bolingbrook Village Board meeting in May, longtime Mayor Roger Claar lamented the high cost of hockey, not only for those who play it but for those who run ice arenas.
The Village Board, a group that has supported Claar virtually without dissent...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
At the northwest corner of Wrigley Field, adjoining the outer wall of the lower grandstand, sits a one-story building.
Its beige brick masonry walls and concrete base are easy to overlook. Yet the Chicago Cubs are going to great lengths to preserve...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Mundelein spent three years stocking its website with village salaries, minutes of meetings and other documents and now has won the coveted Sunshine Award for government transparency from the Illinois Policy Institute.
"Mundelein is in the top 1 percent...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:25 PM
OK, try to wrap your head around this.
Earlier this year the Federation of American Scientists filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Security Agency seeking a copy of a report it sent to Congress detailing authorized disclosures...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:07 PM
One in a series of occasional stories profiling candidates for Laguna Beach City Council.
When it comes to homelessness, Eli Grossman has an idea he thinks just might help get more people off the streets.
"We should have the homeless register to put...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:28 PM
In its 74th year, National Newspaper Week (Oct. 5-11) finds the industry in an undeniable state of turmoil.
Yet newspapers continue to provide an indispensible service by telling the stories that define the cities and towns they serve. We provide...