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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Winnetka's new village website includes fee calculator

    Winnetka's new village website includes fee calculator
    When Winnetka was looking for photographs for its new village website, it turned to the community and asked residents to submit their favorite images of the village as part of a photo contest. Megan Pierce, the assistant to the village manager, said...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university. The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
  • District 64 approves contract for new superintendent

    District 64 approves contract for new superintendent
    Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 approved a three-year contract for new Superintendent Laurie Heinz last week. While the decision to hire Heinz was unanimous, one school board member disagreed with her compensation package. "I'm 100 percent in...
  • Task Force Protects Victims, Open Records

    That dreadful day when a deranged young man in Newtown murdered the innocence of an entire state, he also assaulted one of our freedoms. Before that day, we all had the right to review whatever the state's law and justice authorities collected at murder...
  • Connections Smooth O'Garro's Cash Collection

    Some lethal emails revealed by The Courant last week interrupted the genial flow expected in the week ahead. Trouble grows in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's promiscuous grant-and-loan business. The public and federal criminal investigators are getting a look...
  • The NHS: Dogma vs. experience

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While the Obama administration offers life support to its Affordable Care Act, in the UK a growing number of people are asking whether it's time to pull the plug on the National Health Service (NHS), which is in critical...
  • Lining Up To Keep More Things Secret From The Public

    Well, no surprise here. Now that the General Assembly has needlessly weakened the state's Freedom of Information Act, a variety of interest groups want to carve out exemptions to the law for themselves. In a word, no. Bad idea. The public ought to be...
  • Lawmakers: Don't Vote For Crime Secrecy

    Lawmakers: Don't Vote For Crime Secrecy
    The General Assembly should reject the recommendations adopted last week by the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know. If the legislature adopts the recommendations of this panel, of which I was a member, it will make it easier for...
  • More than 200 dibs complaints in the first week of January

    More than 200 dibs complaints in the first week of January
    In the winter, Chicagoans complain about the slippery sidewalks, the snow plows not moving fast enough and freezing cold subzero temperatures. And of course, they complain about dibs. Some drivers believe that parking spot is theirs because they dug...
  • Repeal The Crime Secrecy Law

    Repeal The Crime Secrecy Law
    At the end of the last session of the General Assembly, lawmakers working in secret passed a bill needlessly limiting public access to crime scene media information — apparently because of a false rumor that a noted filmmaker was going to publish...
  • Winnetka launches new village website

    Winnetka launches new village website
    When Winnetka was looking for photographs for its new village website, it turned to the community and asked residents to submit their favorite images of the village as part of a photo contest. Megan Pierce, the assistant to the village manager, said...