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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Senate intelligence chief defends his plan to curb cyberattacks

    WASHINGTON North Carolina's senior senator, Richard Burr, stepped up advocacy this week for his cybersecurity bill following the release of an Intelligence Committee report over the weekend detailing members' support for and concerns about the...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge Officer of the Year suspended for texting 'sexual' photograph

    Park Ridge Officer of the Year suspended for texting 'sexual' photograph
    A decorated Park Ridge police officer chosen to receive the department's 2014 Officer of the Year award recently served a 30-day suspension for alleged misconduct, officials said. An investigation, conducted by an outside management consulting firm...
  • AP investigation details perimeter breaches at US airports

    Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation's busiest airports — sometimes even managing to climb...
  • Hartford Fire Department Cited For 'Serious' Safety Violations In Blaze That Killed Firefighter

    Hartford Fire Department Cited For 'Serious' Safety Violations In Blaze That Killed Firefighter
    HARTFORD — The Hartford Fire Department has been cited for five "serious" violations by state Department of Labor officials investigating the fire that claimed the life of firefighter Kevin Bell. The violations, issued by Conn-OSHA and obtained...
  • College of DuPage under federal investigation

    College of DuPage under federal investigation
    In a sign of intensifying scrutiny of the College of DuPage, federal prosecutors have opened a wide-ranging criminal investigation at the embattled community college, issuing two subpoenas this week that seek documents tied to spending and other matters,...
  • Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern

    Letting Important Bills Die Is A Craven Way To Govern
    Legislation of wide public importance deserves debate and a vote rather than being left to expire at the whim of committee chairmen. Letting substantive bills die on the committee floor without a vote happens far too often in the General Assembly. It'...
  • Lawsuit seeks records on 2 Clinton donors, questions influence on her decisions

    WASHINGTON The conservative group Citizens United filed a lawsuit Thursday demanding that the State Department turn over correspondence it hopes will help determine whether Hillary Clinton's decisions as the nation's top diplomat were swayed by a pair...
  • Federal prosecutors investigating College of DuPage spending

    Documents show that federal prosecutors are investigating spending and other issues at the College of DuPage in suburban Chicago. The subpoenas were served to college administrators on Monday. The Chicago Tribune obtained the documents late Wednesday...
  • Former Enfield Officer No Longer Considered Fired By Town

    Former Enfield Officer No Longer Considered Fired By Town
    ENFIELD — Former police Officer Matthew Worden and the town have reached an agreement that treats his departure from the town's employment as a resignation rather than a termination. Worden was fired in October 2014 following an internal affairs...
  • Illinois mulls expanded disease list for marijuana program

    Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, migraines, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder. Petitioners identifying themselves as veterans of Vietnam and...