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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Police union sues to block release of decades of officer complaints

    Police union sues to block release of decades of officer complaints
    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...
  • Hampton rental program: 900 inspections reveal some major problems

    Hampton rental program: 900 inspections reveal some major problems
    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...
  • Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan

     Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan
    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...
  • Good To See Pledge On Freedom Of Information

    Good To See Pledge On Freedom Of Information
    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...
  • CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch

     CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch
    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. He hasn't...
  • Ice arena operator who donated $165K to Bolingbrook mayor gets break on rent

    Ice arena operator who donated $165K to Bolingbrook mayor gets break on rent
    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...
  • Report reveals strong focus on smallest details in Wrigley Field renovation

    Report reveals strong focus on smallest details in Wrigley Field renovation
    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...
  • Mundelein works hard for Sunshine Award

    Mundelein works hard for Sunshine Award
    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...
  • Does the 'N' in NSA stand for nonsense?

    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...
  • Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic

    Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic
    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...
  • Unwavering commitment

    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...