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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Watchdog says senior Homeland official broke no laws

    A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress Thursday. The...
  • Citizens United files new lawsuit seeking State Department watchdog documents

    Citizens United filed its fourth lawsuit against the State Department on Thursday, this time seeking documents related to the agency's Office of Inspector General during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's tenure. In the suit, filed in the U.S....
  • Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill

    Environmentalists ask Chicago mayor to investigate BP oil spill
    Environmental activists delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday demanding a public report and investigation into at least 1,600 gallons of heavy crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan last year from BP's Whiting refinery. The volunteer groups...
  • Report: Ex-National Guard chief lied about battalion plan

    The former head of the Maine National Guard misled Republican Gov. Paul LePage about his plan to replace the 133rd engineering battalion with an infantry unit, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Portland Press Herald reported that documents it had...
  • Homeland Security No. 2 accused of improper influence

    The No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department improperly intervened on behalf of foreign investors seeking U.S. visas in three cases involving prominent Democrats, including a company run by the youngest brother of likely Democratic...
  • Report criticizes official who helped Dems with visa program

    When influential Democrats with stakes in different investment groups needed help securing visas as part of a complicated foreign investor program, they sought out a fellow Democrat who just happened to be in charge of the immigration agency overseeing...
  • House renews bid to improve gov't response on info requests

    A House committee is renewing efforts to make government agencies more responsive to freedom-of-information requests. The House unanimously passed a similar effort last year. But objections by Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia kept it from...
  • Fiscal reform, oversight become focus of College of DuPage race

    Fiscal reform, oversight become focus of College of DuPage race
    After months of strife at the College of DuPage, the race for its board of trustees has become a fierce battleground. Twelve candidates are vying for three six-year terms on the board, with many of the hopefuls citing continuous reports of financial...
  • Hartford Graduation Rate Stays Steady At About 71 Percent

    Hartford Graduation Rate Stays Steady At About 71 Percent
    HARTFORD — The city's graduation rate stood at just over 71 percent in 2014, aided by magnet school programs with high percentages of students getting their high school diplomas in four years, according to newly released state data. Six of the...
  • Hinsdale District 86 audience cheers student who claimed board harassment

    Hinsdale District 86 audience cheers student who claimed board harassment
    A packed cafeteria at Hinsdale Central cheered speakers Monday who blasted Hinsdale High School District 86 Board member Claudia Manley and called on board President Richard Skoda to fire his campaign manager. The comment came more than a week after a...
  • Call For Moratorium On Charters Stirs Passionate Debate

    Call For Moratorium On Charters Stirs Passionate Debate
    A proposal for a two-year moratorium on public charter schools has ignited impassioned debate and tapped into long-standing disagreement over how well the schools perform and whether they drain needed resources from ordinary neighborhood schools. "I...