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Freedom of Information Act

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  • College of DuPage president's banked time could mean bigger payout

     College of DuPage president's banked time could mean bigger payout
    Newly released records show embattled College of DuPage President Robert Breuder requested a medical leave from the school soon after voters elected three new trustees who had vowed to remove him from office. Breuder first applied for a medical leave...
  • Government Openness Dealt Another Blow

    Government Openness Dealt Another Blow
    That rumble you hear is Ella T. Grasso turning over in her grave in disgust at the damage today's public officials are doing to the cherished concept of open government that she and lawmakers of her time bequeathed to the state. "Secrecy in government...
  • Our say: Congress needs to strengthen disclosure law

     Our say: Congress needs to strengthen disclosure law
    Maryland took an overdue step toward more transparent government this year when the General Assembly passed the first major overhaul of the state's Public Information Act in 45 years. We wish we could say the federal government was further along. It isn'...
  • Caroline Little: It's important to strengthen Freedom of Information Act

    President Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving this critical goal. The House of Representatives and Senate are considering nearly identical bills to...
  • Oil, gas pipeline information could become secret under bill

    A bill introduced in the Michigan legislature seeks to keep information secret about oil and gas pipelines, high-powered electrical lines and other key energy infrastructure. The bill from Republican state Rep. Kurt Heise of Plymouth would exempt from...
  • Report: Reinstated Illinois prison official getting back pay

    A former Chicago street gang member who was dismissed from a high-paying Illinois Department of Corrections job, but later reinstated, was awarded back pay. Xadrian McCraven returned to his $111,432-a-year job as a senior policy adviser on Dec. 22...
  • What drives man busted 3 times since he was 14 for impersonating a cop?

    What drives man busted 3 times since he was 14 for impersonating a cop?
    Vincent Richardson was just 14 when he gained international notoriety for convincing cops at a South Side station he was one of them. In December, he got out of prison after serving four months on a parole violation connected to a separate police...
  • Two months later, Gary names axed principals

    Two months later, Gary names axed principals
    Nearly two months after it fired six principals, the Gary Community School Corp. has finally released their names. Four are principals and two are an assistant principals. All of them work at academically struggling schools. The principals are Sheila...
  • Pearl Harbor center superintendent leaving for new job

    Pearl Harbor center superintendent leaving for new job
    The National Park Service superintendent who was at the helm of the Pearl Harbor visitors' center when tour companies allegedly sold tickets to the site is taking a job in Massachusetts. Paul DePrey said Tuesday he will leave Hawaii in June to be...
  • Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Suspended With Pay

    Hartford Deputy Fire Chief Suspended With Pay
    HARTFORD — Hartford Fire Department Deputy Chief of Training Daniel Nolan has been suspended with pay pending an investigation into an incident that occurred during and after a meeting of the task force that is investigating the department. Fire...
  • Freedom of Information Act

    Freedom of Information Act
    A smallish victory for open government here in Illinois. The state House of Representatives passed a Sunshine Law removing the confidentiality law from compensation packages. Given that lately a bunch of higher ed types have been shown the door with a bag...