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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Obama administration as transparent as mud

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Wednesday, March 18: Two years ago, President Barack Obama claimed that his was "the most transparent administration in history." We are reminded of that claim as the American Society...
  • Elmwood Park's $46,000 park renovation questioned

    Elmwood Park's $46,000 park renovation questioned
    A former Elmwood Park employee believes the village spent too much cash recently to fix up the village's Central Park, but officials deny any issues with the way things were done. The allegations come from former village employee Pasquale Martorana,...
  • Arrest of UVA student from Chicago raises questions about liquor agency's powers

    Arrest of UVA student from Chicago raises questions about liquor agency's powers
    An arrest that left a University of Virginia student bloodied and shouting allegations of racism has prompted some lawmakers to question whether state liquor control agents should have the power to arrest people. Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered the...
  • Orland Park Library to pay $55K to settle lawsuits related to Internet porn

    Orland Park Library to pay $55K to settle lawsuits related to Internet porn
    Orland Park Public Library officials have approved a settlement with two patrons who sued the library over alleged transparency law violations in an ongoing dispute over the library's policy of giving adults unfiltered access to the Internet, including...
  • ACLU sues for airport 'behavior detection' program records

    A civil rights group sued the federal government Thursday to try to force it to turn over information about airport "behavior detection" programs designed to spot passengers who are potential threats, saying they lead to discrimination. The American...
  • Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says

    Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says
    Google Inc. may have a dodged a bullet. The company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to maintain the dominance of its search engine, investigators at the Federal Trade Commission wrote in a private report obtained by the Wall Street Journal. In the...
  • State Committee Passes Bill For Pilot Program Testing Police Body Cameras

    State Committee Passes Bill For Pilot Program Testing Police Body Cameras
    Keeping in mind the major protests that have arisen from the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., a key legislative committee voted Thursday to advance a bill calling for a pilot program testing body cameras on police...
  • Legislators Urge UConn Foundation, Open Goverment Advocates To Find Common Ground

    Legislators Urge UConn Foundation, Open Goverment Advocates To Find Common Ground
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State legislators are urging the University of Connecticut Foundation and open government advocates to find common ground on opening the state university's fundraising organization to freedom-of-information rules. The...
  • Hillary Clinton's self-inflicted scandal

     Hillary Clinton's self-inflicted scandal
    There were a couple of important things that Americans learned about Bill and Hillary Clinton during their White House years: First, they are unusually smart and driven people with a rare knack for overcoming adversity. Second, a lot of their adversity is...
  • The maiming of Illinois: The state's pension systems

    The maiming of Illinois: The state's pension systems
    On Wednesday, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the state's meager attempt at pension reform in 2013. No matter the outcome of this case, the fate of government employee pensions has been sealed for quite some time. The...
  • RIDDLED BY LOOPHOLES: The Virginia Freedom of Information Act has been weakened by amendments, detracting from its intent

    The preamble of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act states clearly that, "The affairs of government are not intended to be conducted in an atmosphere of secrecy since at all times the public is to be the beneficiary of any action taken at any level of...