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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Investigation of the Chicago Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/925846/download

Full text of the 161 page document.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois

 

Justice Department Announces Findings of Investigation into Chicago Police Department

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-findings-investigation-chicago-police-department

Following a year-long investigation, the report accused the police department of engaging in a pattern of using excessive force, including deadly force, which it blames on deficiencies in training and accountability.  Includes a summary of the report with links to findings, a fact sheet, and the text of the agreement in principle between Chicago and the federal authorities.  From the Justice Department

 

Federal Coal Program: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement-Scoping Report Appendices Vol. 2

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/65353/95108/115024/Coal_PEIS_Vol_II_508.pdf

Contains the list of commenters, the comments by issue category, and an annotated bibliography.  Volume 2 of 2 volumes.  From the Interior Department

 

Federal Coal Program: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement- Scoping Report. Vol. 1

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/65353/95106/115023/CoalPEIS_RptsScoping_Vol1_508.pdf

Argues the need for modernization of the federal coal program to ensure a fair return on the sale of public coal resources, assess the structure and efficiency of the coal program in light of current market conditions, and consider the impacts on communities and the environment including climate change.  Volume 1 of 2 volumes.  From the Interior Department

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

Remarks by the President in Farewell Address

Categories: Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/10/remarks-president-farewell-address

Text of President Obama’s farewell address delivered at Chicago on January 10, 2017.  From the White House

 

Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/expenditures_on_children_by_families/crc2015.pdf

AKA. The Cost of Raising a Child.  Estimates that families will spend an average of $233,610 to raise a child, born in 2015,  from birth to age 17.  Includes a range of expenditure levels, from

$174,600 for lower income families to $372,210 for higher income families.  Does not include the cost of a college education.  The annual report is used by states to determine child support and foster care guidelines.  From the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Presidency,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

The declassified version of the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment of Russian efforts to interfere with the U.S. presidential election, including their use of cyber tools and media campaigns to influence U.S. public opinion.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

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