| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Calls for details of a contingency plan in case of a teachers' strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 yielded no results for community members Monday.
But school board President Richard Skoda said the specifics would be sent in a letter...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:20 PM
ELGIN — A Facebook page post apparently created by an Elgin police officer saying the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed a young man last month “did society a favor” has left the officer on administrative leave pending...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:09 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:11 AM
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...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:54 AM
The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over alleged new weapons of mass destruction...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It was a family barbecue in a park on the Rio Grande, a belated birthday party for Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza's wife, Nora, and their two daughters, Mariana and Priscila, ages 9 and 10.
Arevalo and his buddy, Josue Gonzalez, were lighting the coals and...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Federal officials fined UCLA Health System $470,000 for allowing an anesthesiologist who was banned from Medicare and other federal programs to treat patients and bill the government for their care.
Dr. John Edward Miller, an anesthesiologist at...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:56 PM
A civil liberties group is pressing for more information about an agreement between five local police departments to share telephone data collected during criminal investigations.
The ACLU of Virginia filed an open-records request on Wednesday to Newport...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 3:30 AM
It was seven years ago this fall that 28-year-old Nailah Franklin disappeared, touching off a frantic weeklong search for the bubbly pharmaceutical rep that ended with the tragic discovery of her body in a densely wooded south suburban area.
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Hampton inspections unveil problems with rental property
Nine hundred inspections of rental properties in Hampton have revealed major problems. Data provided by the city in response to a Freedom of Information Act request shows that inspectors have found...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 1:32 PM
For evidence as to why an open government law riddled with exceptions does not serve the public, look no further than a battle the Daily Press is having with the Virginia court system.
For years, a compilation of records from Virginia's court system...