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DeKalb Mayor advocating censorship

When DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith took office in May, he said repeatedly that “It’s a new day in DeKalb.” Well it appears that that...

DeKalb Launches Web-Based FOIA Request Service

The City has launched a new web-based software system to enhance Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) service to the public. The FOIA software system,...

DeKalb’s next new FOIA Genius

It's an ugly but common reality in public administration. A new genius is hired. They immediately start buying new toys and then proceed to...

DeKalb launches new FOIA request process on City website

The City of DeKalb has made it easier than ever to request documents and other information via its website. Interactive Freedom of Information Act...

Voluminous Violators of the Open Meetings Act

Being that I am a biased activist blogging citizen journalist I've decided to gripe about the City of DeKalb again. I've done it so...

College Town Partners a litmus test for transparency

The City of DeKalb or NIU weren't ever really part of College Town Partners named in unsigned documents obtained through FOIA requests by District...

Transparency: It’s the law for those who demand it

A huge tip of the hat to Larry Nelson, founder and owner of Nelson Multimedia, Inc. (NMI) of Plano. He stuck to his guns...

Celebrate Sunshine Week, Blow the Whistle

Did you set your clocks forward? Did you know that its Sunshine Week (March 13-19)? Sunshine Week is a national initiative to promote the...

Skirting the law creates controversy

Just before the action item creating an "ordinance" for the DeKalb Public Library to accrue funds for capital improvements went to vote, Wendell Johnson...

Mea culpa (well, not really), but let’s move on

The DeKalb Public Library Board chose the architect, approved the building program for a new library and ratified a vote taken May 12, 2010...