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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Towns ponder legal action against investment fund

    As almost 300 Chicago suburbs and other public agencies wait to see if they will recoup some of the $50.4 million they collectively lost in an investment, some have not ruled out suing the investment fund. Todd Hileman, village manager of north...
  • Presumption of disclosure

    President Barack Obama doesn't have a stellar record when it comes to transparency. And this session of Congress falls short when it comes to passing meaningful legislation. So it's fair to say that the two branches agreeing on a bill to streamline...
  • 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...
  • Before Hartford Firefighter's Death, Safety Equipment Found Lacking

    Before Hartford Firefighter's Death, Safety Equipment Found Lacking
    HARTFORD — Two days before Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell was killed on duty, an internal department email revealed that an inspection of his engine company's equipment found numerous safety problems, including empty air tanks. Bell's breathing...
  • Rosemont passes law to keep Garth Brooks concert details secret

    Rosemont passes law to keep Garth Brooks concert details secret
    The way Garth Brooks told it, his promoters were only 30 seconds into a pitch for the singer's comeback tour when Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens stopped them cold. "What are you telling me?" Brooks recalled Stephens asking. "I got a chance for Garth...
  • Official Says Chief Halted Probe Of Firefighter's Death

    Official Says Chief Halted Probe Of Firefighter's Death
    HARTFORD — The fire department veteran appointed by fire Chief Carlos Huertas to lead an inquiry into the Oct. 7 death of firefighter Kevin Bell has accused Huertas of shutting down the investigation. In an email sent to Huertas in November, deputy...
  • Enfield PSA Director Reprimanded For Calling 'Brown' Students 'Deaf, Dumb, Disrespectful'

    Enfield PSA Director Reprimanded For Calling 'Brown' Students 'Deaf, Dumb, Disrespectful'
    ENFIELD – Officials at the Capitol Region Education Council have disciplined a Public Safety Academy director for calling students "brown kids" and "deaf, dumb, delirious and disrespectful," according to documents obtained by The Courant....
  • Enfield Magnet School Director Crossed Line With Insults

    Enfield Magnet School Director Crossed Line With Insults
    Enfield's Public Safety Academy director was cut undeserved slack for his harsh, insulting attempt to get students' attention during a recent lunch period. Alvin Schwapp, a former police officer who has been at the Capitol Region Education Council...
  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...