| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON— The National Security Agency acknowledged that it repeatedly violated its own privacy guidelines in a now-defunct program to collect "to and from" data in American email, according to newly released documents that paint a picture of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Parts of the nation's $500 billion farm bill that Congress is considering would prohibit the government from disclosing some information about farmers or their employees, possibly preventing people from learning about nearby agricultural...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The western suburbs saw a dramatic spike in fatal heroin overdoses over the summer, the subject of today’s report on www.chicagotribune.com and in the Sunday Chicago Tribune. Heroin deaths are rising across the suburbs, an indicator of a...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has been using her taxpayer-funded office to maintain a computerized list of names and email addresses of thousands of Democratic activists and campaign contributors — to whom she sends a monthly newsletter...
| Nov 23, 2013
A prominent freedom-of-information advocate says that Malloy administration officials' use of private emails to discuss public business may call for legislation to assure that public documents in private custody aren't lost forever.
"If this is a gray...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Maryland men’s basketball assistant Dalonte Hill is taking an immediate leave of absence after his second drunken-driving charge in a little more than 21 months and his third in the past five years, it was announced Tuesday.
Hill, 34, was stopped...
| Oct 27, 2013
When she was hired five years ago at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares received a new perk with the job: an all-expenses-paid house to live in, with the expectation that it would be used for university functions.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Elmhurst aldermen are supporting a 10-year sales tax rebate deal that could return up to $750,000 collected in sales taxes to a local car dealer.
Under the ten-year deal with The Napleton Group, Elmhurst will rebate 60 percent of any growth in sales...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:47 PM
A Connecticut judge Tuesday ordered the release of recordings of 911 calls made the day of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., rejecting a state prosecutor's arguments that they should remain sealed to protect witnesses and the...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 11:18 AM
The University of Michigan will pay UCF $1.5 million for its one-game agreement in 2016, according to a contract obtained by the Sentinel through a Freedom of Information Act request.
UCF and Michigan announced in October an agreement for a game to be...
| Dec 1, 2013
Some high-ranking state officials continue to plunder their credibility in their quest to shut the public out of the people's business. The assault on the public's sensibilities reached a Captain Queeg-like level of madness with the release of Danbury...