| May 25, 2015
| 9:23 AM
Swimming season is starting in Illinois and the state has been licensing public pools and beaches.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act. There are 952 city-owned swimming...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law.
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system.
Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 12:11 PM
An Elgin city councilwoman is the Democratic choice to replace an Illinois State Representative who resigned earlier this month for health reasons after computers were seized from his office in a search for child pornography.
Anna Moeller, 42, will be...