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Freedom of Information Act

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  • No basis for Virginia Supreme Court to withhold records, state council says

    Statewide court records maintained by the Supreme Court of Virginia should be publicly available in compiled form, according to an opinion issued by the state's Freedom of Information Advisory Council. The Supreme Court's Office of the Executive...
  • St. Charles spending $50,000 on logo, tagline for downtown area

    St. Charles spending $50,000 on logo, tagline for downtown area
    A new logo St. Charles officials unveiled last month is costing the city $50,000, and it won't replace the original "Pride of the Fox" branding – just work alongside it. The logo and its corresponding tagline, "St. Charles — Discover Your...
  • College of DuPage trustees, administrators bill alcohol to foundation

     College of DuPage trustees, administrators bill alcohol to foundation
    College of DuPage trustees and senior administrators used a separate — and previously undisclosed — account at the campus' high-end restaurant to charge thousands of dollars in alcohol to a foundation intended to fund student scholarships, a...
  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
  • Former Gloucester supervisor Teresa Altemus challenges incumbent Chris Hutson for GOP nomination

    Former Gloucester supervisor Teresa Altemus challenges incumbent Chris Hutson for GOP nomination
    GLOUCESTER — Six years after presiding over a political tumult that cost Gloucester County hundreds of thousands of dollars, led to a case heard by the state Supreme Court and ultimately prompted a change in state law to defend people's right to...
  • Opinion: Virginia Supreme Court's executive secretary should honor FOIA, transparency

    Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, we are respectfully asking you to weigh in on the actions of your own employees, which have become no less than a farce. For months, the Daily Press has petitioned the Supreme Court's Office of the Executive...
  • Virginia Supreme Court administrators say FOIA doesn't apply to them

     Virginia Supreme Court administrators say FOIA doesn't apply to them
    A statewide database of circuit court cases includes information that judges ordered to be removed from court record collections, the Virginia Supreme Court's Office of the Executive Secretary has told the Daily Press in explaining why it is again...
  • Hampton's new superintendent gets a raise

    Hampton's new superintendent gets a raise
    Hampton's new school superintendent will be paid more than the current one, School Board chairwoman Martha Mugler disclosed a day after announcing the board's choice. Jeffery O. Smith will be paid $198,500 a year under his new four-year contract, Mugler...
  • FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas' Papers

    FOI Commission: State Police Must Turn Over Lanzas' Papers
    HARTFORD — State police must make available to the public personal documents seized from Adam Lanza's house during the course of the investigation into the 2012 killings of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state's...
  • What drives man busted 3 times since he was 14 for impersonating a cop?

    What drives man busted 3 times since he was 14 for impersonating a cop?
    Vincent Richardson was just 14 when he gained international notoriety for convincing cops at a South Side station he was one of them. In December, he got out of prison after serving four months on a parole violation connected to a separate police...
  • PCP found in body of teen shot 16 times by Chicago cop

    PCP found in body of teen shot 16 times by Chicago cop
    A knife-wielding teen had PCP in his system when he was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer in October, documents from the Cook County medical examiner's office reveal. A toxicology report from just two weeks ago listed that the hallucinogenic...