| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:18 PM
HARTFORD — A Hartford firefighter who had been declared unfit for duty in four suspected alcohol-related incidents has been suspended for 89 days without pay.
Douglas Caldwell, 42, of Hartford, also signed an undated letter of resignation,...
| Jun 18, 2014
Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot.
The Yes for...
| Jun 17, 2014
Illinois voters would love the chance to grab the once-a-decade job of redrawing legislative boundaries from the politicians who have abused that process.
Year after year, in poll after poll, support for giving that power to the people has been...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Virginia allows public bodies to enter closed session but the commonwealth's Freedom of Information Act clearly asserts, "The affairs of government are not intended to be conducted in an atmosphere of secrecy."
Elected officials in Hampton Roads...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
HARTFORD — The city school system intends to regain control of Milner Elementary School after a messy, two-year partnership with a charter management group it hired with state money to raise achievement, and later accused of failing its mission....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Without any public notice or announcement, Gov. Tom Corbett has successfully petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to designate the entire Allegheny National Forest as an "insect and disease treatment area" — a label that forest advocates...
| Jun 14, 2014
HARTFORD — A Hartford firefighter's string of documented transgressions while on duty, and management's response to them, are raising safety concerns in the 400-member fire department.
Douglas Caldwell, 42, of Hartford, was declared unfit for...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages.
The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:28 PM
The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...
| Jun 1, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
Hampton's 11-person legal team will cost the city $956,927 to protect the city's...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:13 AM
A day before a hotly contested election in which San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis is seeking a fourth term, evidence surfaced Monday that suggested she was closer to a foreign businessman indicted on political corruption charges than she...