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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Rudolph relishes role with BGA

    Heidi Rudolph is proud to be part of a watchdog group targeting corruption and wrongdoing in government. The Western Springs resident serves on the board of directors for the Better Government Association, a non-profit group that promotes reform in...
  • US Airways crash last year likely due to pilot error

    PHILADELPHIA New information on a US Airways jetliner crash March 13 in Philadelphia indicates that the accident was caused by pilot error, according to federal documents cited on an aviation news website. Initial reports were that Flight 1702, bound for...
  • Trains plus crude oil equals trouble along the tracks

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. �� Every day, strings of black tank cars filled with crude oil roll slowly across a long wooden railroad bridge over the Black Warrior River. The 116-year-old bridge is a landmark in this city of 95,000 people, home to...
  • What happened -- and what didn't -- in health care in 2014

    What happened -- and what didn't -- in health care in 2014
    The year had more than its share of headline-grabbing stories in health care. Here are just a few to look back on and reflect. It's also an opportunity to assess what worked and what didn't, and what goals to set in 2015. •The Affordable Care and...
  • Forest Service criticized over management of Alaska national forest

    Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's...
  • Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois

    Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois
    Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law. The...
  • Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow

    Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow
    Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article included incorrect information about the number of violations for properties owned by Joel and Delaine Fortune. The Fortunes had one property maintenance violation in the city of Hampton. On Oct. 1,...
  • Medline wins incentives to expand in Lake County

    Medline wins incentives to expand in Lake County
    Medline Industries stands to receive millions of dollars in tax incentives from Illinois and the village of Mundelein to expand its presence in Lake County. Gov. Pat Quinn's office said Tuesday that the state will give the Mundelein-based private...
  • FOIA follies

    FOIA follies
    FOIA, (Freedom of Information Act) is under attack in the Illinois state capitol in Springfield. Read the editorial to learn of the hijinks that threaten your right to know: Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act DECEMBER 2,...
  • Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act

    Illinois lawmakers want to dismantle Freedom of Information Act
    Your lame duck legislature is fiddling with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act again. No good can come of that. Before they leave town this week, lawmakers with nothing to lose could be asked to vote on two bills, both of them designed to water...
  • Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snowshoes

    Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snowshoes
    Southern California is mired in more than three years of drought, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is prepared for snowy conditions after it received 1,600 parkas for camouflage, 500 snowshoes and 132 snow trousers in March from the...