Rep. Gutiérrez Preparing for House Ethics Investigation?

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez appears to be ramping up for a house ethics investigation after spending a whopping $30,000 toward legal defense since last summer, according to a report from USA Today. But, thanks to a convenient little rule prohibiting ethics reports from being released before an election, neither the House Ethics Committee nor Office of…

Head of Cook County, IL Probation Demoted after Losing Track of Hundreds of Convicts

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans has removed the head of the county’s adult probation department, Jesus Reyes, after years of losing track of hundreds of convicts and repeat offenders. A Chicago Tribune investigation in December found some of those offenders “went on to rape or kill under the courts watch.” Reyes has been the…

WI DNR Disciplines 26 for Workplace Violence to Workplace Porn: Names Redacted From FOI Response

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has disciplined 26 employees for multiple issues ranging from workplace violence to online pornography. Wisconsin taxpayers however, will apparently not learn who those disciplined were. In response to a Freedom for Information request by the AP for information regarding the disciplinary action, The Journal Sentinel reports, DNR Employment Relations…