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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Suburban school legal work: Big demand, high costs, little oversight

    Suburban school legal work: Big demand, high costs, little oversight
    South suburban Matteson School District 162 spent $525,000 during the last school year for private lawyers to handle student discipline issues, defend the district against lawsuits and provide other general advice. That amounted to more than $100 per...
  • Letter: Exercising our right to know gives us power

    Sunshine Week, March 15-21, marked an annual nationwide discussion about access to public information and the important role that we — the public — have in keeping our communities healthy, vibrant and strong. It has been nearly 50 years...
  • League of Women Voters' site offers useful tool for voters

    With the May primary elections a month away, wouldn't it be handy if the recently filed campaign finance reports for Lake County candidates were compiled on a single, independent website? This way, voters could do their online homework before casting...
  • Illiana findings disappoint, then disappear

     Illiana findings disappoint, then disappear
    Illinois taxpayers spent $112,500 last year for a study to determine whether the proposed Illiana toll road would qualify for a key federal construction loan. But then-Gov. Pat Quinn didn't get the answer he was looking for, and the information ended up...
  • Hampton School Board: Closed session on superintendent was permissible

     Hampton School Board: Closed session on superintendent was permissible
    HAMPTON — The Hampton School Board's closed meeting on March 25 included discussion of contract terms for the unfilled superintendent job, which might not be allowed under state open meetings law exemptions. The School Board cited a section of...
  • Were two dead pilots part of Lost Patrol?

    Were two dead pilots part of Lost Patrol?
    While hunting near Sebastian in the mid-1960s, Graham Stikelether stumbled upon the wreckage of a warplane with two bodies inside. Stikelether, an Indian River County attorney, notified the Navy, which picked up the plane and the human remains. Navy...
  • Subpoenas target college president's spending

    Subpoenas target college president's spending
    A DuPage County grand jury has issued three subpoenas to the College of DuPage, seeking records related to President Robert Breuder's contract, his expenses and no-bid jobs awarded to a school fundraiser, court records show. The subpoenas' release...
  • AP: Clinton also used iPad for email

    AP: Clinton also used iPad for email
    Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to...
  • Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons

    Ventra contract swells by about $65 million because of add-ons
    The cost of the Ventra transit fare-collection system has climbed to above $500 million, a 14 percent increase since the Chicago Transit Authority signed the original contract in late 2011, according to records obtained by the Tribune. A series of add-...
  • No Vote By Committee On FOI for UConn Foundation

    HARTFORD — A committee failed to vote Monday to force the UConn Foundation to be subject to the state's Freedom of Information Act — effectively killing the bill. The government administration and elections committee held a hearing on the...
  • 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...