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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]

    Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]
    Last week, Jim Perdue spoke at a Maryland Chamber of Commerce event to complain about the regulatory environment in the state where his company roosts. "The problem is, we have no seat at the table in Maryland," the Perdue Farms chairman said, according...
  • Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan

     Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan
    Calls for details of a contingency plan in case of a teachers' strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 yielded no results for community members Monday. But school board President Richard Skoda said the specifics would be sent in a letter...
  • Indicted cop leader drew 36 complaints in 8 years

    Indicted cop leader drew 36 complaints in 8 years
    As he ate with his infant son and a friend at a South Side diner, Chas Byars says he was disturbed to see a lone plainclothes Chicago police officer suddenly grab another customer by the back of his shirt collar and drag him out of his booth. Byars...
  • Howell to feds: What's the difference between Puckett, McAuliffe appointments?

    Speaker of the House William Howell said Monday that the House will delay action on three gubernatorial appointments until he gets a green light from the U.S. Department of Justice. Howell, R-Fredericksburg, sent a letter to that effect late last week...
  • State Settles With Ex-Official Who Got Disability Pension While Serving As Volunteer Fireman

    The 2½-year legal battle over ex-deputy environmental commissioner David Leff's neck ailment – a case that exposed claims of both unfairness and excessive generosity in the state's system of awarding premium pensions to retirees with disabilities&#...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement

    Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid more than $77,000 to a student who accused campus officials of minimizing her sexual assault and harassment complaints even after photographs and a video of the incident were passed around a fraternity...
  • 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...
  • Hartford Home Where UConn Donors Dine Gets $74,500 Upgrade; DOT Draws Ire Over Road Jobs

    Hartford Home Where UConn Donors Dine Gets $74,500 Upgrade; DOT Draws Ire Over Road Jobs
    The University of Connecticut Foundation has spent about $75,000 to renovate the home it bought for $660,000 last year in Hartford's West End, as a fancy outpost for school President Susan Herbst to entertain donors and spend the night when she's got...