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Freedom of Information Act

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  • CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch

     CTA employee dismissals soar under Claypool's watch
    Even before his first day on the job in spring 2011, CTA President Forrest Claypool said his top priority was to clean up the transit agency, in large part by sweeping out rule-breakers and employees who failed to regularly show up for work. He hasn't...
  • Ice arena operator who donated $165K to Bolingbrook mayor gets break on rent

    Ice arena operator who donated $165K to Bolingbrook mayor gets break on rent
    At a Bolingbrook Village Board meeting in May, longtime Mayor Roger Claar lamented the high cost of hockey, not only for those who play it but for those who run ice arenas. The Village Board, a group that has supported Claar virtually without dissent...
  • Report reveals strong focus on smallest details in Wrigley Field renovation

    Report reveals strong focus on smallest details in Wrigley Field renovation
    At the northwest corner of Wrigley Field, adjoining the outer wall of the lower grandstand, sits a one-story building. Its beige brick masonry walls and concrete base are easy to overlook. Yet the Chicago Cubs are going to great lengths to preserve...
  • Mundelein works hard for Sunshine Award

    Mundelein works hard for Sunshine Award
    Mundelein spent three years stocking its website with village salaries, minutes of meetings and other documents and now has won the coveted Sunshine Award for government transparency from the Illinois Policy Institute. "Mundelein is in the top 1 percent...
  • Does the 'N' in NSA stand for nonsense?

    OK, try to wrap your head around this. Earlier this year the Federation of American Scientists filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the National Security Agency seeking a copy of a report it sent to Congress detailing authorized disclosures...
  • Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic

    Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic
    One in a series of occasional stories profiling candidates for Laguna Beach City Council. When it comes to homelessness, Eli Grossman has an idea he thinks just might help get more people off the streets. "We should have the homeless register to put...
  • Unwavering commitment

    In its 74th year, National Newspaper Week (Oct. 5-11) finds the industry in an undeniable state of turmoil. Yet newspapers continue to provide an indispensible service by telling the stories that define the cities and towns they serve. We provide...
  • Emails reveal politics part of troubled Quinn grant program

    Emails reveal politics part of troubled Quinn grant program
    For months, Gov. Pat Quinn has defended a $54.5 million grant program he launched shortly before the 2010 election as a way to address street violence in Chicago and dismissed Republican criticism that it amounted to a political slush fund. But as a...
  • York supervisors to review FOIA fees

    York County's Board of Supervisors is considering changing how it applies the state's Freedom of Information Act, including increasing fees for copies of the county's zoning ordinance and Yorktown design guidelines. FOIA gives residents access to public...
  • Jumoke Balks At Former FUSE Workers' Push For Unemployment

    Jumoke Balks At Former FUSE Workers' Push For Unemployment
    HARTFORD — At least a dozen former FUSE employees, including embattled CEO Michael M. Sharpe, have applied for unemployment benefits and named the government-subsidized Jumoke Academy charter school as their former employer. In his request to...
  • McAuliffe chides aide over Puckett phone message

    RICHMOND – News that Gov. Terry McAuliffe's chief of staff dangled a state job in front of former state Sen. Phil Puckett in a desperate effort to keep him in the Senate opened a new window this week into the behind-the-scenes machinations that...