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Freedom of Information Act

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  • For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda

    For Bruce Rauner: An Illinois ethics agenda
    The last time Illinois changed governors, the air was thick with promises of reform. Rod Blagojevich had just been impeached and would soon be on his way to prison. His successor, Gov. Pat Quinn, had launched a blue-ribbon ethics panel even before he...
  • Datebook: Mushroom clouds, FBI files, land art and lots of photography

    Datebook: Mushroom clouds, FBI files, land art and lots of photography
    Photographers who documented landscape, street scenes and the San Fernando Valley’s pornography industry, plus an exhibition that brings together L.A. and Latin America, abstractions made with books, and a show about the artistic interventions of an...
  • 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...
  • Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow

    Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow
    Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article included incorrect information about the number of violations for properties owned by Joel and Delaine Fortune. The Fortunes had one property maintenance violation in the city of Hampton. On Oct. 1,...
  • Storms Challenges Sayers For In 60th House District

    Storms Challenges Sayers For In 60th House District
    Longtime incumbent Democratic state Rep. Peggy Sayers is facing a challenge from Republican Scott Storms for the 60th House District seat. The district includes Windsor Locks and Windsor. Sayers, 73, is seeking a ninth term in the state legislature....
  • Democratic Official Failed To Disclose Convictions, But Merrill's Office Let Him Continue As Notary

    Democratic Official Failed To Disclose Convictions, But Merrill's Office Let Him Continue As Notary
    Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office allowed Mitchell Robles, a longtime district leader on Bridgeport's Democratic Town Committee, to keep his privileges as a notary public in 2011 despite failing to list felony drug convictions,...
  • Franchising group seeks reasoning behind NLRB opinion

    Franchising group seeks reasoning behind NLRB opinion
    A franchise association is again speaking out against an opinion issued by the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel in July, asking that he disclose how he concluded that franchisers should be considered joint employers in labor disputes at...
  • 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...
  • Justice in Nailah Franklin death: Years of delay, Cook County Jail havoc

    It was seven years ago this fall that 28-year-old Nailah Franklin disappeared, touching off a frantic weeklong search for the bubbly pharmaceutical rep that ended with the tragic discovery of her body in a densely wooded south suburban area. A few...
  • The court's contempt

    For evidence as to why an open government law riddled with exceptions does not serve the public, look no further than a battle the Daily Press is having with the Virginia court system. For years, a compilation of records from Virginia's court system...
  • ACLU files open records request for police phone data-sharing program

    ACLU files open records request for police phone data-sharing program
    A civil liberties group is pressing for more information about an agreement between five local police departments to share telephone data collected during criminal investigations. The ACLU of Virginia filed an open-records request on Wednesday to Newport...