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  • Case Dismissed, Even Though It's Likely You're Guilty — Ethics Agency Played It Both Ways

    The Office of State Ethics has been having it both ways for years, when it comes to investigating suspected violations of ethics laws by public officials: At times it has sent a suspected violator a letter that says the case is being dismissed even though...
  • Charter School Probe Turns To Missed Rent Payments, Commissioner's Emails

    Charter School Probe Turns To Missed Rent Payments, Commissioner's Emails
    As federal investigators pressed Tuesday to obtain the state education commissioner's emails, the Jumoke Academy charter school group acknowledged that the former executive at the center of a growing education scandal regularly missed rent payments...
  • Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
  • Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures

     Charter School Group Rocked By Two More Top-Level Departures
    HARTFORD — Two more top administrators have left a charter school management group in the aftermath of last weekend's resignation of its CEO, Michael Sharpe — who quit abruptly following disclosures in The Courant that he had never earned...
  • City to release files on alleged police misconduct

    City to release files on alleged police misconduct
    Internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct will now be made public, officials said Sunday in a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. With the new policy, the Chicago Police Department will release investigative files relating to...
  • Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections

    Concealed carry applicants to get more information about rejections
    Citing a flood of lawsuits from applicants who were denied concealed carry permits because of objections from local law enforcement that were shrouded in secrecy, the Illinois State Police announced Monday that it will require a state review board to give...
  • Email: Official Fears Hartford Stadium Could Harm XL Center Plan

    Email: Official Fears Hartford Stadium Could Harm XL Center Plan
    HARTFORD — The city's proposal to build a minor league baseball stadium could derail plans for a new XL Center or compete with the existing downtown arena, a top development official said in an email obtained by The Courant. Suzanne Hopgood,...
  • Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'

    Ghosts soar in William Vollmann's hefty 'Last Stories'
    It has been a season of giants in the arts. In New York, Jeff Koons' "Split-Rocker," a 37-foot-tall foliage sculpture of a rocking horse made up of 50,000 flowering plants, has given Kara Walker's sphinx, a 35-foot-tall sculpture made of an estimated 40...
  • Curt Gentry dies at 83; California historian co-wrote 'Helter Skelter'

    Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
  • Car dealer wins sales tax rebate deal

    Car dealer wins sales tax rebate deal
    Elmhurst City Council members Monday approved 10 to 2 another sales tax rebate for a car dealer despite concerns over the amount and length of the deal. The deal will give Larry Roesch Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge LLC up to $1.5 million over 15 years for...
  • Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000

    Hampton City Schools administrator raises total $30,000
    HAMPTON — Several Hampton City Schools administrators quietly received about $30,000 in raises last month, according to documents received Tuesday by the Daily Press. The raises came after the school division made drastic cuts to balance its...