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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Kane County clerk fined for using government Wi-Fi during campaign

     Kane County clerk fined for using government Wi-Fi during campaign
    Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham pleaded guilty Thursday to violating the county's ethics ordinance for allowing the intermingling of private campaign activities with his public office. In a brief appearance in county branch court in St. Charles,...
  • Oak Lawn police shooting of suicidal man costs village $3 million

    Oak Lawn police shooting of suicidal man costs village $3 million
    Charles Petrishe was drunk and suicidal on the night his frantic wife called Oak Lawn police for help. The wife's 911 call and a video camera mounted on a police Taser recorded the chaos as two officers charged into the home minutes later with guns...
  • Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois

    Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois
    Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law. The...
  • Forest Service criticized over management of Alaska national forest

    Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
  • The research behind the series

    The research behind the series
    To report The Virginia Way, the Daily Press looked at roughly 200 current and former elected officials' financial disclosure forms and campaign finance reports from the past two decades, as well as data from Freedom of Information Act requests with the...
  • Ferguson no-media-fly zone cover-up threatens trust in police

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, Nov. 4: The police departments of Ferguson and St. Louis County have apologized for some of their actions in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown....
  • Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf

    Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf
    For this month’s roundup of new releases, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting military history and books written by members of the armed forces. “The Early Morning of War” by Edward G. Longacre of Newport News....
  • Park service budget for Fort Monroe

    HAMPTON — The National Park Service has spent about $1 million on the Fort Monroe National Monument since it was created in November 2011. The park service is still developing a foundational document that will be used to help identify the national...
  • Pot shops under cloud of secrecy

    Pot shops under cloud of secrecy
    Illinois is getting closer to choosing the companies that will be allowed to sell medical marijuana. So who's in the running for the lucrative, coveted licenses required to grow and sell the drug? That's for the state to know and you to find out. Later....
  • Friends, family of man shot by police want to see hospital footage

    Friends, family of man shot by police want to see hospital footage
    Some friends and family of Christopher Anderson, the 27-year-old Waukegan man shot and killed by police last week at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital, are seeking to view hospital video footage of the incident. Anderson was shot Nov. 3 after he drew...
  • Activist groups sue over border pipeline

    MINNEAPOLIS Tribal and environmental groups have sued the U.S. State Department for approving a temporary plan by a Canadian pipeline company to increase the flow of heavy crude oil from Alberta into Minnesota before a federal environmental study is...