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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Mumford & Sons promoter to pay $65,000 to Park District to reschedule concert

    Mumford & Sons promoter to pay $65,000 to Park District to reschedule concert
    Mumford & Sons concert promoter JAM Productions will pay the Chicago Park District $65,000 for moving its North Side concert from Wednesday to Friday, a Park District spokeswoman said Thursday. The fee is on top of the $100,000 permit fee and $25,000...
  • Manchester Police Installing New Video Recorders In Cars

    Manchester Police Installing New Video Recorders In Cars
    MANCHESTER — No decision has been made on the use of police body cameras, but the department has started installing patrol car video recorders that can store and transmit images from officer-worn cameras. The "dash cams" that the department has...
  • Judge: U. of I. must turn over emails in lawsuit over rescinded job offer

    Judge: U. of I. must turn over emails in lawsuit over rescinded job offer
    A Champaign County judge has ordered the University of Illinois to turn over thousands of pages of emails sought by a professor suing the school over a rescinded job offer. Judge Thomas Difanis said Friday that the university must turn over emails...
  • Milford Paid $30K To Settle Ebola Lawsuit

    MILFORD (AP) — The insurance carrier for a Connecticut city paid $30,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a third-grader who was barred from school for several days because of Ebola fears. School officials in Milford initially told 7-...
  • Online petition supports Hill school officials after knife incident

    Online petition supports Hill school officials after knife incident
    Some parents at Hill Middle School in Naperville are concerned the jobs of two assistant principals could be in jeopardy because of actions they took after a report of a grade school boy wielding a knife outside the middle school in April. As of Friday,...
  • Lawyers Spar In Buildup To High-Stakes Hearing Over Firing Of Labor Relations Chief

    Lawyers Spar In Buildup To High-Stakes Hearing Over Firing Of Labor Relations Chief
    Linda Yelmini's high-profile appeal of her firing as the state's labor-relations chief is like a championship boxing match. For one thing, she's long been called pugnacious as a negotiator with, and terminator of, state employees. For another, we have...
  • House Quickly Approves Compromise Bill Restoring Public Access To Police Records

    House Quickly Approves Compromise Bill Restoring Public Access To Police Records
    HARTFORD — The House of Representatives on Friday unanimously approved a bill that restores much of the access to arrest records that the public lost last year because of a state Supreme Court ruling. The bill now goes to the Senate for...
  • Obama's legal rationale for war against Islamic State secret and 'very thin'

    WASHINGTON As U.S. military operations against the Islamic State approach the one-year mark, the White House has failed to give Congress and the public a comprehensive written analysis setting out the legal powers that President Barack Obama is using to...
  • Judge: U of Illinois must turn over emails in lawsuit

    A Champaign County judge has ordered the University of Illinois to turn over thousands of pages of emails sought by a professor suing the school over a rescinded job offer. Judge Thomas Difanis said Friday that the university must turn over emails...
  • Report: Immigrant quotas benefit for-profit prison operators

    Minimum occupancy quotas at immigrant detention facilities nationwide benefit for-profit prison operators by guaranteeing the government pays for thousands of detainees, regardless of whether those spots are filled, according to a new report by a group...
  • Opinion: Virginia needs an effective FOIA, real reform to protect public's right to know

    When the General Assembly decided last year to conduct a review of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act, we were among those hopeful it would produce real reform for what should be the commonwealth's most valuable open government law. The statute was...