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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Pair reach settlement with library over records requests

    Two people have reached a settlement with a suburban Chicago library in an ongoing dispute that started with complaints about pornography. Megan Fox and Kevin DuJan raised the issue of adults viewing pornography on computers at the Orland Park Public...
  • Sunshine Week should turn up the heat

    Sunshine Week should turn up the heat
    This week is "Sunshine Week," a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to "promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information." What better time to focus on a...
  • YOUR LAWS, YOUR VOICE: Virginia's Freedom of Information Act belongs to citizens and deserves vigorous advocacy

    During Sunshine Week (March 15-21), the Daily Press Editorial Board has advocated greater transparency in government. We called for a streamlined Freedom of Information Act, urged that technology be employed to improve citizens' access to information, and...
  • Hillary Clinton's self-inflicted scandal

     Hillary Clinton's self-inflicted scandal
    There were a couple of important things that Americans learned about Bill and Hillary Clinton during their White House years: First, they are unusually smart and driven people with a rare knack for overcoming adversity. Second, a lot of their adversity is...
  • Elmwood Park's $46,000 park renovation questioned

    Elmwood Park's $46,000 park renovation questioned
    A former Elmwood Park employee believes the village spent too much cash recently to fix up the village's Central Park, but officials deny any issues with the way things were done. The allegations come from former village employee Pasquale Martorana,...
  • Sunshine Week: Reporter spends eight-month battle with Virginia Supreme Court to obtain public records

     Sunshine Week: Reporter spends eight-month battle with Virginia Supreme Court to obtain public records
    After eight months of haggling with Virginia Supreme Court staff for a statewide criminal case file database — a document the court once made available as a public record — Daily Press reporter Dave Ress found a way to get directly to the...
  • ACLU sues for airport 'behavior detection' program records

    A civil rights group sued the federal government Thursday to try to force it to turn over information about airport "behavior detection" programs designed to spot passengers who are potential threats, saying they lead to discrimination. The American...
  • U.Va. arrest raises questions about agency's powers

    An arrest that left a University of Virginia student bloodied and shouting allegations of racism has prompted some lawmakers to question whether state liquor control agents should have the power to arrest people. Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered the Virginia...
  • Orland Park Library to pay $55K to settle lawsuits related to Internet porn

    Orland Park Library to pay $55K to settle lawsuits related to Internet porn
    Orland Park Public Library officials have approved a settlement with two patrons who sued the library over alleged transparency law violations in an ongoing dispute over the library's policy of giving adults unfiltered access to the Internet, including...
  • State Committee Passes Bill For Pilot Program Testing Police Body Cameras

    State Committee Passes Bill For Pilot Program Testing Police Body Cameras
    Keeping in mind the major protests that have arisen from the deaths of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., a key legislative committee voted Thursday to advance a bill calling for a pilot program testing body cameras on police...
  • Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says

    Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, internal FTC report says
    Google Inc. may have a dodged a bullet. The company engaged in anticompetitive behavior to maintain the dominance of its search engine, investigators at the Federal Trade Commission wrote in a private report obtained by the Wall Street Journal. In the...