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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Chicago cop's suicide tied to stress over lawsuit

    Chicago cop's suicide tied to stress over lawsuit
    Robert Campbell, in his eight years as a Chicago police officer, came to love the job and dreamed of ascending in the department, much as his uncle had. Though he rarely spoke to family members about his work or its inherent stress, they were well aware...
  • CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch

     CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch
    Even before his first day on the job in spring 2011, CTA President Forrest Claypool said his top priority was to clean up the transit agency, in large part by sweeping out rule-breakers and employees who failed to regularly show up for work. He hasn't...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Good To See Pledge On Freedom Of Information

    Good To See Pledge On Freedom Of Information
    It's heartening that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and petitioning candidate for governor Joe Visconti say they will sign a pledge supporting the state's Freedom of Information law and that Republican nominee Tom Foley says he supports the premise of...
  • Report reveals strong focus on smallest details in Wrigley Field renovation

    Report reveals strong focus on smallest details in Wrigley Field renovation
    At the northwest corner of Wrigley Field, adjoining the outer wall of the lower grandstand, sits a one-story building. Its beige brick masonry walls and concrete base are easy to overlook. Yet the Chicago Cubs are going to great lengths to preserve...
  • Mundelein works hard for Sunshine Award

    Mundelein works hard for Sunshine Award
    Mundelein spent three years stocking its website with village salaries, minutes of meetings and other documents and now has won the coveted Sunshine Award for government transparency from the Illinois Policy Institute. "Mundelein is in the top 1 percent...
  • Ice arena operator who donated $165K to Bolingbrook mayor gets break on rent

    Ice arena operator who donated $165K to Bolingbrook mayor gets break on rent
    At a Bolingbrook Village Board meeting in May, longtime Mayor Roger Claar lamented the high cost of hockey, not only for those who play it but for those who run ice arenas. The Village Board, a group that has supported Claar virtually without dissent...
  • Does the 'N' in NSA stand for nonsense?

    OK, try to wrap your head around this. Earlier this year the Federation of American Scientists filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Security Agency seeking a copy of a report it sent to Congress detailing authorized disclosures...
  • Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it

    Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it
    A compilation of court records from Virginia's court system that, among other things, shows patterns in plea deals and sentencing and delays between criminal incidents, arrests and prosecution is now being held secret by the office that administers the...
  • Unwavering commitment

    In its 74th year, National Newspaper Week (Oct. 5-11) finds the industry in an undeniable state of turmoil. Yet newspapers continue to provide an indispensible service by telling the stories that define the cities and towns they serve. We provide...
  • Emails reveal politics part of troubled Quinn grant program

    Emails reveal politics part of troubled Quinn grant program
    For months, Gov. Pat Quinn has defended a $54.5 million grant program he launched shortly before the 2010 election as a way to address street violence in Chicago and dismissed Republican criticism that it amounted to a political slush fund. But as a...