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Freedom of Information Act

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  • U of C professor: Release police shooting video

    U of C professor: Release police shooting video
    A University of Chicago law professor is calling on the city to release video, if it exists, tied to a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a teenage boy on the Southwest Side. “When there are such fractured relationships between police and...
  • Presumption of disclosure

    President Barack Obama doesn't have a stellar record when it comes to transparency. And this session of Congress falls short when it comes to passing meaningful legislation. So it's fair to say that the two branches agreeing on a bill to streamline...
  • Enfield PSA Director Reprimanded For Calling 'Brown' Students 'Deaf, Dumb, Disrespectful'

    Enfield PSA Director Reprimanded For Calling 'Brown' Students 'Deaf, Dumb, Disrespectful'
    ENFIELD – Officials at the Capitol Region Education Council have disciplined a Public Safety Academy director for calling students "brown kids" and "deaf, dumb, delirious and disrespectful," according to documents obtained by The Courant....
  • Enfield Magnet School Director Crossed Line With Insults

    Enfield Magnet School Director Crossed Line With Insults
    Enfield's Public Safety Academy director was cut undeserved slack for his harsh, insulting attempt to get students' attention during a recent lunch period. Alvin Schwapp, a former police officer who has been at the Capitol Region Education Council...
  • Official Says Chief Halted Probe Of Firefighter's Death

    Official Says Chief Halted Probe Of Firefighter's Death
    HARTFORD — The fire department veteran appointed by fire Chief Carlos Huertas to lead an inquiry into the Oct. 7 death of firefighter Kevin Bell has accused Huertas of shutting down the investigation. In an email sent to Huertas in November, deputy...
  • Rosemont passes law to keep Garth Brooks concert details secret

    Rosemont passes law to keep Garth Brooks concert details secret
    The way Garth Brooks told it, his promoters were only 30 seconds into a pitch for the singer's comeback tour when Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens stopped them cold. "What are you telling me?" Brooks recalled Stephens asking. "I got a chance for Garth...
  • Before Hartford Firefighter's Death, Safety Equipment Found Lacking

    Before Hartford Firefighter's Death, Safety Equipment Found Lacking
    HARTFORD — Two days before Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell was killed on duty, an internal department email revealed that an inspection of his engine company's equipment found numerous safety problems, including empty air tanks. Bell's breathing...
  • Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snowshoes

    Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snowshoes
    Southern California is mired in more than three years of drought, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is prepared for snowy conditions after it received 1,600 parkas for camouflage, 500 snowshoes and 132 snow trousers in March from the...
  • States train officials in public records access

    WASHINGTON When Washington state Rep. Gerry Pollet took office in December 2011, one of the first things he said he did was start preparing a bill that would require open government training for public officials. As a citizen activist and public interest...
  • FBI releases little information in fatal shooting of murder suspect

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. One week after a murder suspect died in a standoff with the FBI, the agency has said almost nothing about it despite growing demands for more transparency in police shootings. Major Washington, 33, died in a Hanley Hills, Mo.,...
  • Medline wins incentives to expand in Lake County

    Medline wins incentives to expand in Lake County
    Medline Industries stands to receive millions of dollars in tax incentives from Illinois and the village of Mundelein to expand its presence in Lake County. Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Tuesday that the state will give the Mundelein-based private...