RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Freedom of Information Act

A collection of news and information related to Freedom of Information Act published by this site and its partners.

Top Freedom of Information Act Articles

Displaying items 78-88
  • Connecticut's Numbers Tell Gloomy Tales

    College basketball brings weeks of numbers to popular culture. Tournament seeds, scores and predictions are everywhere. (Mine? Florida defeats Louisville, 69-65.) While you're in the spirit, let's look at some Connecticut numbers. In January,...
  • State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks

    State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks
    WASHINGTON — After a string of embarrassing confirmation hearings in which President Obama’s picks for ambassador displayed gaps of knowledge on the countries they were to serve in, the State Department has agreed to publish details on the...
  • Freedom Of Information Always Under Attack

    That Connecticut's widely heralded Freedom of Information Act is under assault is troubling, but not new. Since the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, we've seen relentless efforts to cut back on public access to police reports and investigatory...
  • Restore Some Limited Access To Homicide Evidence

    In Connecticut horror does not befoul Newtown alone. No, as much or more, it degrades Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and our other tumultuous inner cities. Despite the catastrophic day at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, murder most regularly happens where...
  • U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions

     U. of I. tracking attempts to influence admissions
    When a University of Illinois transfer applicant last month was denied acceptance, she called the admissions office to ask about submitting an appeal. Her godmother, who stated that she was a Cook County Circuit Court judge, was yelling in the background....
  • UIC spends $1M on chancellor house that rarely hosts guests

    UIC spends $1M on chancellor house that rarely hosts guests
    When she was hired five years ago at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares received a new perk with the job: an all-expenses-paid house to live in, with the expectation that it would be used for university functions. Yet...
  • U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

     U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad
    When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device. But the plan backfired. Instead of...
  • Downtown garage plans revised in Elmhurst

    Elmhurst officials have revised plans for a six-story mixed-use garage in the heart of the city's downtown to try to overcome an earlier rejection by the Planning and Zoning Commission. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday night when city staff...
  • Rutherford allegations cost taxpayers $27,000 so far

    Rutherford allegations cost taxpayers $27,000 so far
    The allegations that Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexually harassed and politically pressured a former employee will cost taxpayers at least $27,000 in legal and investigative fees, and that figure is expected to grow. The largest cost so far is an $18,122....
  • Spy wars: Americans need to know more than Snowden has revealed

    Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know a lot about what the National Security Agency has secretly been up to. As a result, Congress, a U.S. district court judge and the White House are considering ways to rein in the agency and protect our privacy. But we have...
  • Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure

     Rutherford fires back at allegations of sexual harassment, political pressure
    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford held an afternoon news conference to fire back at a former top deputy who filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Rutherford of sexually harassing him and pressuring him to perform political work on state time. Rutherford...