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Press Briefing by Tony Snow: 3-15-07

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– White House Conference Center Briefing Room 12:49 P.M. EDT MR. SNOW: Hello. The President this morning had a good meeting with the Iraqi Vice President, Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. Among other things, the Iraqi Vice President noted that the ongoing security plan in Iraq is going, as he said,[Read More…]

The OPEN Government Act: An Investment in American Democracy

Sunshine Week Commentary  America seems to be at the dawn of a golden age of citizen-journalism, that great democratic tradition tracing its historical roots to our founding generation. As the Internet matures and evolves, thousands of activists, enthusiasts and entrepreneurs continue to be empowered to scrutinize the operations of government[Read More…]

The Censorship of Science Undermines Democracy

Sunshine Week Commentary  By Francesca Grifo At a major congressional hearing in January, a prominent NASA climatologist spoke publicly about attempts by agency officials to interfere with his ability to release his research results that described impact of global warming on Antarctica. Sadly, the scientist is not alone. Growing evidence[Read More…]

Lies Matter

Sunshine Week Commentary By Benjamin C. Bradlee Access is a mixed blessing. It gives the reporter opportunities to delve deeper and deeper in search of truth, and it gives those who are accessed opportunities to manipulate that truth, a little or a lot or beyond all recognition. Many reporters feel[Read More…]


National Sunshine Week Launches: Is the Government Secretive?

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– eNews Park Forest joins the National Newspaper Association in celebrating Sunshine Week 2007, March 11-17.  Tonda Rush, NNA public policy director, encourages support of Sunshine Week, "Keeping government open and accountable is the highest calling of a newspaper, and Sunshine Week provides an opportunity to refresh the[Read More…]

Police Report – March 12, 2007

Photo: Editor's Note: We continue our reporting on news from police reports.  Besides covering the many stories from around Park Forest that otherwise might go unnoticed, we want to bring more complete coverage of police reports than is reported by other local media. An arrest does not mean that[Read More…]

Two Candidates’ Forums Remain

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Committee for Non-Partisan Local Government in Park Forest has held four candidates' forums for those running for the office of Village President (Mayor), Village Trustee, and Library Trustee.  The last, held yesterday, March 11, in Park Forest Village Hall, was sponsored by Park Forest FOCUS.  Park[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023