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  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • 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...
  • FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure

     FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure
    The president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information is blasting an embattled Hartford charter school group for refusing to release information to the public about its taxpayer-funded operations – adding that the Malloy...
  • Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract

    Blogger sues CTA for documents related to Ventra contract
    A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system. Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
  • Jumoke Balks At Former FUSE Workers' Push For Unemployment

    Jumoke Balks At Former FUSE Workers' Push For Unemployment
    HARTFORD — At least a dozen former FUSE employees, including embattled CEO Michael M. Sharpe, have applied for unemployment benefits and named the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter school as their former employer. In his request to...
  • New Leader Appointed For Jumoke Charter Schools

    New Leader Appointed For Jumoke Charter Schools
    HARTFORD — Troy Monroe, a former academic director for the beleaguered charter school operator FUSE, has been named the new leader of Jumoke Academy. Monroe recently served as acting co-CEO for Family Urban Schools of Excellence after last month's...
  • FOP seeks to halt release of internal police misconduct files

    FOP seeks to halt release of internal police misconduct files
    The union that represents Chicago police wants to halt the release of internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct. In an injunction filed Monday in Cook County circuit court, the Fraternal Order of Police claims the release of the...
  • Car dealer wins sales tax rebate deal

    Car dealer wins sales tax rebate deal
    Elmhurst City Council members Monday approved 10 to 2 another sales tax rebate for a car dealer despite concerns over the amount and length of the deal. The deal will give Larry Roesch Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge LLC up to $1.5 million over 15 years for...
  • Guantanamo filmed guards searching Qurans for contraband

    MIAMI The U.S. military filmed troops searching captives' Qurans inside Guantanamo's prison building for cooperative captives an episode blamed for sparking the prison's long-running hunger strike, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The...
  • City to release files on alleged police misconduct

    City to release files on alleged police misconduct
    Internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct will now be made public, officials said Sunday in a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. With the new policy, the Chicago Police Department will release investigative files relating to...
  • Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections

    Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections
    Citing a flood of lawsuits from applicants who were denied concealed carry permits because of objections from local law enforcement that were shrouded in secrecy, the Illinois State Police announced Monday that it will require a state review board to give...