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firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Berkeley County Council on Thursday agreed in a 4-0 vote to settle a lawsuit by a county employee, who claimed she was wrongfully terminated in October 2011. Sharon Chaffee, who filed the lawsuit in April, was reinstated as an at-will employee in...
The Village of Tinley Park has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the village's K-9 handler in 2011, court records show. Tinley Park agreed to pay K-9 officer Bob Diorio $40,000 to settle the lawsuit, according to the confidential settlement agreement...
Recently, the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has taken the position that it does not have to comply with the requirements of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a law intended to provide broad public access to government...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing lawmakers to pass a gambling bill that would allow the city to weigh its choice of a casino operator in secret and forbid state regulators from taking away its license. The legislation also would grant the mayor authority...
Chicago's growing season is still young, and so far the alleged villain in Kathy Cummings' garden is only 2 inches tall. By summer's peak, however, the accused will stand 4 gangly feet once again, and once again someone is sure to mistake it for a weed....
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promoting a casino at an undisclosed location over which he’d have incredible power. The bidding process to choose a vendor would be sealed, and records would be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act until after the vendor...
The Judiciary Committee of the General Assembly has moved a bill that would make secret much of the work of the state Board of Pardons and Paroles [May 12, Jon Lender column, "Lights Dim On Freedom Of Information"]. It will exempt pardon applications...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan House committee is expected to take up a bill that would restrict how much government agencies can charge for Freedom of Information Act requests. The House Oversight Committee is expected to consider the bill...
Ed Koch, the late mayor of New York City, used to stop residents on the street and ask, "How am I doing?" With next month marking the four-year anniversary of the end of the 2007-2009 recession, the longest and deepest since the Great Depression, it...
The latest attempt to draw the curtain of secrecy around state government would exempt pardon applications from the Freedom of Information Act. It is baneful. Like so many similar proposals introduced in the General Assembly this year, it amounts to...
Officials at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District this week moved to fire an assistant director who had spent more than a year on paid leave during an internal investigation. In the formal termination documents filed with the Chicago-based water...
Leaders of a tech firm seeking a city contract donated $15,000 to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund, despite Emanuel's own executive order banning contributions from vendors trying to get city business. The donations linked to a company that uses...
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