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  • Report criticizes response to complaints against Border Patrol agents

    A report this week from the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center accuses federal officials of failing to act in a timely manner on abuse complaints against Border Patrol agents — in some cases coming to no resolution more...
  • Daily drama of school lunch: This mom is ready to pack it in

    Daily drama of school lunch: This mom is ready to pack it in
    Fifty more to go. One hundred and seventy six school days multiplied by two kids equals 352 lunches to pack, which means a whole lot of mornings spent wallowing in defeat. We're in the home stretch now, with a mere five weeks of school left. I may...
  • $526,568: Community Education

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. GLOUCESTER — Holding the line on spending was a theme of the Board of...
  • Border Patrol agents rarely disciplined in abuse cases, records show

    In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man's head against a rock near Tucson. In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested...
  • Beating the dead horse called Benghazi

    WASHINGTON -- After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby...
  • What we don't know about the killing of Anwar Awlaki

    Two and a half years after a drone strike in Yemen killed New Mexico-born Anwar Awlaki, a federal appeals court has ordered the Obama administration to release a confidential memorandum that explains the legal justification for its extraordinary...
  • District 207 fires coach in Maine West hazing scandal

     District 207 fires coach in Maine West hazing scandal
    Following a state-appointed hearing officer's recommendation, Maine Township High School District 207 leaders officially fired a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School. Board members unanimously...
  • How often do CTA officials ride the CTA?

    How often do CTA officials ride the CTA?
    If you were given an unlimited-use Ventra card for free, how often would you ride the CTA? If you're CTA board chairman Terry Peterson, the answer would be 17 times in eight months. If you're veteran CTA board member Alejandro Silva, it would be five...
  • Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment

    Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment
    Illinois voters would love the chance to grab the once-a-decade job of redrawing legislative boundaries from the politicians who have abused that process. Year after year, in poll after poll, support for giving that power to the people has been...
  • 13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections

    13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections
    The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
  • Obama administration to release drone memo on killing U.S. citizens

    President Obama’s Justice Department will release a long-sought secret document laying out the legal basis for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorist activities abroad, administration officials confirmed Tuesday. Rather than...