| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Medical residency program officials soon will be required to tell the state disciplinary board when residents fail to complete their training, according to legislation that will go into effect Monday.
The change to state law comes after the Tribune...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:01 PM
The Village of Buffalo Grove has updated its communications policy to include a social media section that provides guidelines for the Facebook and Twitter accounts of village-supported committees.
The village itself does not have a social media page and...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
From the Village of Skokie Web site, an announcement about village transparency:
"The Village of Skokie received a perfect score on a recent online transparency audit conducted by the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI). When announcing the scores for...
| Dec 26, 2013
Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know a lot about what the National Security Agency has secretly been up to. As a result, Congress, a U.S. district court judge and the White House are considering ways to rein in the agency and protect our privacy. But we have...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:02 AM
When a University of Illinois transfer applicant last month was denied acceptance, she called the admissions office to ask about submitting an appeal. Her godmother, who stated that she was a Cook County Circuit Court judge, was yelling in the background....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Maine Township High School District 207 won a partial victory last month in its defense against charges of discrimination and retaliation brought in a former tenured teacher's lawsuit against the district.
In a Dec. 20 ruling, U.S. District Court...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Ex-deputy environmental commissioner David Leff is off the hook for all or most of the $411,688 in state "disability pension" payments that he was ordered to repay last year after officials decided his degenerative neck condition wasn't as serious as...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Watergate. Benghazi. The Kennedy assassination. The need for government transparency has been evident through the decades, as has the need for a tool to obtain documents and information to hold the government accountable.
The federal Freedom of...