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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Despite local concern, judge orders Newtown 911 tapes released

    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...
  • Maryland assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill takes leave of absence after DUI charge

    Maryland assistant basketball coach Dalonte Hill takes leave of absence after DUI charge
    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...
  • UIC spends $1M on chancellor house that rarely hosts guests

    UIC spends $1M on chancellor house that rarely hosts guests
    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. Yet...
  • Michigan to pay UCF $1.5 million for 2016 game

    Michigan to pay UCF $1.5 million for 2016 game
    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...
  • An Embarrassing Sandy Hook Report

    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...
  • Judge Strikes Blow Against Government Secrecy

    Let's give State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III the benefit of the doubt and assume that he is a nice guy whose instinct to protect the families of Sandy Hook victims is so strong that, for no other reason, he attempted to bend the laws of the state...
  • $93,000 exit package for Tinley Park supervisor with history of misconduct

     $93,000 exit package for Tinley Park supervisor with history of misconduct
    Tinley Park officials paid more than a year's salary to a 911 telecommunications supervisor who had been disciplined for misconduct as part of a rare resignation agreement, records obtained by the Tribune show. Village leaders refused to answer...
  • 5 key points debated in the decision to release Newtown 911 calls

    5 key points debated in the decision to release Newtown 911 calls
    Prior to the Wednesday release of audio recordings of 911 calls made Dec. 14 from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state's attorney for the Danbury region, Stephen Sedensky III, fought media requests for the recordings. Freedom-of-information advocates...
  • Newtown 911 calls released; fear, desperation heard in voices

    NEW YORK — "Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?" The voice on the other end shook with fear. "Sandy Hook school," the woman said. "I think there's somebody shooting in here." It was the first call received by police in Newtown,...
  • Newtown 911 calls: 'I keep hearing shooting,' caller says

    The first 911 call to Newtown police came in at 9:35 a.m.: “I think there's somebody shooting in here in Sandy Hook School,” a woman said, her voice shaking with fear. “Why do you think that?” the dispatcher asks. “...
  • Kass: Cook County source says WWII vet shot 2 or more times with beanbag round

    Kass: Cook County source says WWII vet shot 2 or more times with beanbag round
    How many times did Park Forest police blast 95-year-old John Wrana in the guts with a beanbag round fired from a riot shotgun? Once? Twice? Three times? A source in the Cook County medical examiner's office says the wounds suggest two or more rounds...