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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan

     Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan
    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...
  • Elgin police officer on leave pending investigation into Facebook posts

    Elgin police officer on leave pending investigation into Facebook posts
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument

    Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument
    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...
  • A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting

    A family outing, then a deadly Border Patrol shooting
    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...
  • UCLA Health System fined by federal officials over banned doctor

    UCLA Health System fined by federal officials over banned doctor
    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...
  • ACLU files open records request for police phone data-sharing program

    ACLU files open records request for police phone data-sharing program
    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...
  • Justice in Nailah Franklin death: Years of delay, Cook County Jail havoc

    Justice in Nailah Franklin death: Years of delay, Cook County Jail havoc
    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. A few...
  • Reader feedback Oct. 20: Hampton inspections reveal rental problems, Play a Round to be relocated, remains found in Graham search

    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...
  • The court's contempt

    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...