| Jun 24, 2015
| 3:11 PM
The Chicago Tribune sued the city of Chicago on Wednesday in a dispute over the news organization's public records request for emails from the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The complaint, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, said the Tribune sought 25...
| Jun 24, 2015
| 2:22 PM
The Chicago Tribune has filed a lawsuit against the city over the release of emails from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.
A complaint filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court says the newspaper used public record requests to seek more than two dozen...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 7:54 AM
The youngest teen charged in last summer's beating at Hinkley Park in Park Ridge received probation after entering a guilty plea in juvenile court, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office said.
A spokesman for the office said the teen, who was 16 at...
| May 12, 2015
| 11:01 AM
Dueling legal actions over the fate of the defunct Lake County Fielders came to a quiet end last week when the Zion City Council approved its end of a settlement agreement that pays the team's ownership $55,000 and releases all parties of blame for the...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:10 PM
The Chicago Tribune sued the College of DuPage and its fundraising foundation Wednesday to obtain records of certain payments made for school leaders as well as state and federal grand jury subpoenas related to school spending and foundation activities....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:51 PM
FOIA, (Freedom of Information Act) is under attack in the Illinois state capitol in Springfield. Read the editorial to learn of the hijinks that threaten your right to know:
Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act DECEMBER 2,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Your lame duck legislature is fiddling with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act again. No good can come of that.
Before they leave town this week, lawmakers with nothing to lose could be asked to vote on two bills, both of them designed to water...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct will now be made public, officials said Sunday in a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.
With the new policy, the Chicago Police Department will release investigative files relating to...
| Jul 15, 2014
When public officials refuse to provide information about the alleged misconduct of police officers, they invite some damning conclusions:
They're hiding something. They're protecting bad cops. They're more worried about appearances than about...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The union that represents Chicago police wants to halt the release of internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct.
In an injunction filed Monday in Cook County circuit court, the Fraternal Order of Police claims the release of the...