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Freedom of Information Act

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  • So Far, A Cease-Fire In War Against FOI, Watchdogs

    It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courantopinion.com. It's time for an update. Open Government So far this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers...
  • Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records

    Senate bill seeks to increase access to government records
    Hoping to make some of the most significant reforms to the Freedom of Information Act in decades, the Senate has introduced bipartisan legislation — similar to one already passed in the House — to improve public access to government records....
  • VDOT doesn't know how much U.S. 460 subcontractors have been paid

    VDOT doesn't know how much U.S. 460 subcontractors have been paid
    RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation won't say how much subcontractors involved in its suspended U.S. 460 project have been paid, because it doesn't know. The department may not even have the names of every company involved in...
  • $75 million in Wrigley rehab tax credits at stake

    $75 million in Wrigley rehab tax credits at stake
    A large financial piece of the Chicago Cubs' $375 million renovation of Wrigley Field remains unsettled after the team made significant revisions to its plans this year, including more outfield advertising. At stake is up to $75 million in federal tax...
  • Communication errors cited in friendly-fire deaths in Afghanistan

    Communication errors by troops on the ground and in the air led to the deaths of five American soldiers and one Afghan during a June battle with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, a Pentagon investigation concluded in a report released Thursday. In one...
  • Internet controversy costs Orland library $125,000 in legal bills

    Internet controversy costs Orland library $125,000 in legal bills
    An 11-month dispute over the Orland Park Public Library's Internet access policy has cost the library more than $125,000 in legal fees and resulted in several calls to police to help resolve accusations between critics and library officials, records show....
  • Oakwood Hills hall reopens amid power plant fight

     Oakwood Hills hall reopens amid power plant fight
    A suburban Village Hall that closed its doors after an alleged threat over a proposed power plant will reopen Sept. 2 with new security measures, authorities said Tuesday. The reopening won't quell outrage from some residents over the power plant...
  • 911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop

    911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop
    Authorities have released audio recordings of 911 calls that shed light on what happened in the moments before an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot his 86-year-old neighbor and wounded the man's 91-year-old wife in April. The recordings...
  • A censure for speaking out

    A censure for speaking out
    If you serve on the College of DuPage board of trustees, your responsibilities include overseeing the finances and guiding the future of the Glen Ellyn-based community college. You're also expected to sit down and shut up. The COD board recently...
  • ODU uses high-tech GPS device as training tool

    ODU uses high-tech GPS device as training tool
    NORFOLK — Ryan Martin, Old Dominion's Director of Sports Performance, is a serious and relentlessly curious advocate for athletes' health and well being. When an uncommon spate of pulls and tears sidelined ODU football players a couple of years...
  • Ruling allows for release of audio tape of District 181 meeting

    Ruling allows for release of audio tape of District 181 meeting
    Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181 should not have denied a former school board member access to an audio tape of a meeting, the Illinois attorney general's office ruled this week. The ruling stems from a Freedom of Information Act request...