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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Council's Meeting With Malloy Might Have Broken FOI Law

    Council's Meeting With Malloy Might Have Broken FOI Law
    HARTFORD — When the Council on Disability Services accepted an invitation from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for a private meeting in his office, the public advisory panel might have violated the state's freedom of information law. The May 13 meeting...
  • Lake Zurich fire chief charged with battery to be paid $105K for unused time off

    Lake Zurich fire chief charged with battery to be paid $105K for unused time off
    The Lake Zurich fire chief who retired May 8 after being charged with two counts of domestic battery is up for a hefty final paycheck: Due to unused vacation and sick days banked over a 36-year career, he'll collect more than $105,000 in taxpayer money by...
  • Garth Brooks, Rosemont and your right to know

    Garth Brooks, Rosemont and your right to know
    It was fun to watch from afar in February as student journalists at the University of Oklahoma used their state's open records law to score a rock band's cherished guacamole recipe. Reporters for The Oklahoma Daily wanted to know how much the Campus...
  • St. Charles spending $50,000 on logo, tagline for downtown area

    St. Charles spending $50,000 on logo, tagline for downtown area
    A new logo St. Charles officials unveiled last month is costing the city $50,000, and it won't replace the original "Pride of the Fox" branding – just work alongside it. The logo and its corresponding tagline, "St. Charles — Discover Your...
  • No basis for Virginia Supreme Court to withhold records, state council says

    Statewide court records maintained by the Supreme Court of Virginia should be publicly available in compiled form, according to an opinion issued by the state's Freedom of Information Advisory Council. The Supreme Court's Office of the Executive...
  • College of DuPage trustees, administrators bill alcohol to foundation

     College of DuPage trustees, administrators bill alcohol to foundation
    College of DuPage trustees and senior administrators used a separate — and previously undisclosed — account at the campus' high-end restaurant to charge thousands of dollars in alcohol to a foundation intended to fund student scholarships, a...
  • Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup

    Lead paint poisons poor Chicago kids as city spends millions less on cleanup
    Alarming levels of brain-damaging lead are poisoning more than a fifth of the children tested from some of the poorest parts of Chicago, even as the hazard has been largely eliminated in more prosperous neighborhoods, a Tribune investigation has found....
  • Former Gloucester supervisor Teresa Altemus challenges incumbent Chris Hutson for GOP nomination

    Former Gloucester supervisor Teresa Altemus challenges incumbent Chris Hutson for GOP nomination
    GLOUCESTER — Six years after presiding over a political tumult that cost Gloucester County hundreds of thousands of dollars, led to a case heard by the state Supreme Court and ultimately prompted a change in state law to defend people's right to...
  • Revised Bill Could Push Casino Decision To 2016

    Revised Bill Could Push Casino Decision To 2016
    HARTFORD — The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a revised bill that would delay the pace of building a new tribal casino and also require a second approval vote that could be pushed into next year. Senate leaders expect the bipartisan...
  • Illinois' economic development could get boost from CEOs, private nonprofit

    Illinois' economic development could get boost from CEOs, private nonprofit
    The Illinois General Assembly needs to pass a strengthened version of a pending bill that would privatize some of the state's economic development functions. By creating a private nonprofit to promote job creation statewide, Illinois hopefully will gain...
  • Questions about Hillary Clinton emails won't go away; 'I want those emails out,' she says

    Questions about Hillary Clinton emails won't go away; 'I want those emails out,' she says
    The debate over Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email‎ account while secretary of State, which has dogged her presidential campaign for more than two months, shows no sign of going away. In a court filing Monday, State Department officials...