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Freedom of Information Act

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  • YOUR LAWS, YOUR VOICE: Virginia's Freedom of Information Act belongs to citizens and deserves vigorous advocacy

    During Sunshine Week (March 15-21), the Daily Press Editorial Board has advocated greater transparency in government. We called for a streamlined Freedom of Information Act, urged that technology be employed to improve citizens' access to information, and...
  • House renews bid to improve gov't response on info requests

    A House committee is renewing efforts to make government agencies more responsive to freedom-of-information requests. The House unanimously passed a similar effort last year. But objections by Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia kept it from...
  • Fiscal reform, oversight become focus of College of DuPage race

    Fiscal reform, oversight become focus of College of DuPage race
    After months of strife at the College of DuPage, the race for its board of trustees has become a fierce battleground. Twelve candidates are vying for three six-year terms on the board, with many of the hopefuls citing continuous reports of financial...
  • Hartford Graduation Rate Stays Steady At About 71 Percent

    Hartford Graduation Rate Stays Steady At About 71 Percent
    HARTFORD — The city's graduation rate stood at just over 71 percent in 2014, aided by magnet school programs with high percentages of students getting their high school diplomas in four years, according to newly released state data. Six of the...
  • Hinsdale District 86 audience cheers student who claimed board harassment

    Hinsdale District 86 audience cheers student who claimed board harassment
    A packed cafeteria at Hinsdale Central cheered speakers Monday who blasted Hinsdale High School District 86 Board member Claudia Manley and called on board President Richard Skoda to fire his campaign manager. The comment came more than a week after a...
  • Call For Moratorium On Charters Stirs Passionate Debate

    Call For Moratorium On Charters Stirs Passionate Debate
    A proposal for a two-year moratorium on public charter schools has ignited impassioned debate and tapped into long-standing disagreement over how well the schools perform and whether they drain needed resources from ordinary neighborhood schools. "I...
  • Spike in 'contact cards' from street stops raises legal, strategic concerns

    Spike in 'contact cards' from street stops raises legal, strategic concerns
    Under pressure from police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to reduce violence, Chicago police are increasingly writing up "contact cards" -- the form they fill out when making street stops -- raising concerns of civil libertarians that the number of...
  • University refuses to disclose funding sources of its climate contrarian

    The University of Delaware has declined a congressional request for documents related to the external funding of one of its professors a known climate contrarian saying it was an intrusion into academic freedom. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, the ranking...
  • Seizure Of Election Agency's Computer Protested As 'Major Security Breach'

    Seizure Of Election  Agency's Computer Protested As 'Major Security Breach'
    The head of the state's new government accountability office in recent days ordered the seizure of a computer from the state's elections enforcement agency — a move that a top election enforcement official calls a "major security breach" because the...
  • Pair reach settlement with library over records requests

    Two people have reached a settlement with a suburban Chicago library in an ongoing dispute that started with complaints about pornography. Megan Fox and Kevin DuJan raised the issue of adults viewing pornography on computers at the Orland Park Public...
  • Sunshine Week should turn up the heat

    Sunshine Week should turn up the heat
    This week is "Sunshine Week," a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to "promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information." What better time to focus on a...